Shakira is finding light in her music amid her painful split from her ex Gerard Piqué, which she describes as «the darkest hour in my life.» The 45-year-old Columbian superstar is breaking her silence in her first interview since announcing her split in a joint statement with Piqué in June.
The exes share sons Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7, and while they were never married, were together for 12 years. Calling the very public split «incredibly difficult,» Shakira opens up about navigating it all in her new cover story for magazine. «I’ve tried to conceal the situation in front of my kids.
I try to do it and to protect them, because that’s my number one mission in life,» she tells the magazine of her sons. «But then they hear things in school from their friends or they come across some disagreeable, unpleasant news online, and it just affects them, you know?»She says that the relationship with Piqué that once felt «sacred» has been «turned into something vulgarized and cheapened» by the scandalous headlines surrounding the split, calling it «probably the darkest hour of my life.» While she chooses not to discuss Piqué's romance with new girlfriend, Clara Chia, or allegations that he cheated on her, Shakira does say that her priority is raising their children as co-parents. «Regardless of how things ended or how Gerard and I feel about each other as ex-partners, he is the father of my children,» she tells the magazine. «We have a job to do for these two incredible boys, and I have faith that we will figure out what is best for their future, their own dreams in life, and what is a fair solution for everyone involved.Read more on etonline.com