8 interesting things Shakira revealed about her love life after bitter split with Gerard Pique

8 interesting things Shakira revealed about her love life after bitter split with Gerard Pique
Shakira opens up about her split with Gerard Pique through cryptic messages (Getty Images)

8 things Shakira has said about Gerard Pique split: From cryptic messages to breaking myths

(Gerard Pique/Facebook)
Shakira has been dropping hints incoherently regarding her relationship with ex Gerard Pique (Gerard Pique/Facebook)

The 'Waka Waka' singer is not only currently defending herself against tax evasion charges that date back to 2021, but she is also coping with the fallout from her tumultuous breakup with ex Gerard Pique, with whom she has two children: Sasha, 7, and Milan, 9. Pique and Shakira have not disclosed the details of their breakup, despite allegations circulating that Pique had cheated on Shakira in the months before the split. However, Shakira has been dropping some subtle hints that seem to indicate that these reports might not be as untrue as they look.

1. Breaking the jam jar myth

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 09:  Gerard Pique of Barcelona with Shakira during the red carpet arri
Gerard Pique and Shakira called it quits in 2022 (Getty Images)

The singer, 47, and the Spanish soccer player, 37, called it quits in 2022 amid rumors that he had an affair with 23-year-old Clara Chia Marti. In 2023, an odd story began to circulate that Shakira discovered Pique was cheating on her after finding that some of her favorite jam had been consumed when she was away from home. After being questioned about the odd tale over two years after their split, the legendary singer finally addressed the matter with a straightforward "Not true," per the Sunday Times.

2. Shakira put her career on hold for Gerard Pique

Shakira said she made a 'lot of sacrifices' for love (Shakira/Facebook)

As Shakira got ready to record her first studio album in seven years, the 'Hips Don't Lie' singer told The Sunday Times that she made sacrifices in her music career while she was dating Pique and raising their children in Barcelona. "For a long time I put my career on hold, to be next to Gerard, so he could play football," she said to the British news outlet. "There was a lot of sacrifice for love."

3. Shakira calls Gerard Pique 'Voldemort'

(Gerard Piqué/Facebook)
Shakira refers to Gerard Pique as 'Voldemort' (Gerard Pique/Facebook)

There have been a lot of speculations and conflicting accounts of what transpired after Shakira and Gerard Pique split up. When asked by The Times if Pique was the target of her new album, 'Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran' (that translates to 'Women don't cry anymore'), Shakira said, "Voldemort, that one that shouldn't be mentioned? It's hopefully the last song that I will write about this, and to him. I felt that there was still something there, stuck in my throat, and I needed to get it out."

4. Shakira subtly hints Gerard Pique split in her single 'Monotonia'

Shakira drops subtle hints of her breakup with Gerard Pique in her single 'Monotonia' (Shakira/Facebook)

Instead of confronting the breakup head-on, Shakira chose to express her feelings via her music. The 'Whenever Whenever' singer made a subtle allusion to the split in the song 'Monotonia,' which she released months after the breakup. Shakira subtly implies in the song that her relationship with Pique has grown monotonous and that a breakup is imminent. She sang in Spanish: "It was not your fault or mine either / It was the fault of the monotony / I never said anything, but it hurt / I knew this would happen."

5. Shakira says Gerard Pique presented her with 'worst version' of himself

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 13: Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the LaLiga Santander mat
Shakira again alluded to her Gerard Pique split in the song 'BZRP Music Session #53'(Getty Images)

In her song 'BZRP Music Session #53,' a collaboration with Argentine producer Bizarrap, Shakira would allude to the breakup once more. Shakira attacked Pique in the song, saying that she was too good for him and that he had given her his "worst version". She sang: "I don’t want another disappointment/ You go around saying you’re a champion/ And when I needed you/ You gave your worst version."

6. Shakira's reaction to Gerard Pique and GF Clara Chia going IG official

Gerard Pique and Clara Chia made their relationship official on Instagram (@clarachiaoficialo/Instagram)

The turmoil surrounding Shakira and Gerard Pique's breakup intensified when Pique and Clara Chia made their relationship official on Instagram by posting a photo that received over 3 million likes in less than 24 hours. Shakira became cryptic once again a day after the couple's Instagram debut, posting a video of herself dancing along with the message, "Women don’t cry anymore, women dance merengue."

7. Shakira-Gerard breakup has been tough for their children

Shakira with her sons Milan and Sasha (@notskinnybutnotfat/Instagram)

The Colombian singer discussed the benefits of living away from Barcelona in an interview with Apple Music. Shakira talked about her relationship with her two sons, Milan and Sasha, following her split from their father. Three months after the split, the 'Waka Waka' singer told Elle: "It’s been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult. … 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. This is probably the darkest hour of my life."

8. Shakira resorts to SZA's song 'Kill Bill' to vent emotions

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28:  Recording artist SZA attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Sq
Shakira takes SZA's song 'Kill Bill's help to vent her feelings (Getty Images)

Barely a month after Pique and Clara Chia publicly announced their romance on Instagram, Shakira made her next allusion to the split. In one of her most veiled allusions to the split to date, Shakira posted a video of herself while mopping the floor and singing along to SZA's song 'Kill Bill,' which makes references to killing an ex. She sang: "I might kill my ex, not the best idea / His new girlfriend’s next, how’d I get here? / I might kill my ex, I still love him though/ Rather be in jail than alone."

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