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Gerard Piqué and Shakira, here in New York, September 5, 2019.
PEOPLE – In an interview for the American edition of the magazine SHEShakira speaks for the first time about her separation from the footballer Gerard Piqué.
Colombian singer announced the end of their relationship in Juneafter twelve years together.
“It’s really hard to talk about it personally, especially since it’s the first time I’ve talked about this situation in an interview. I stayed quiet and tried to take it all in.”Shakira says.
“It is difficult to talk about it, (…) because I am in the public eye and because our separation is not a normal separation. And so it was difficult not only for me, but also for my children. Incredibly difficult »continues the 45-year-old singer. “And sometimes I feel like it’s all just a bad dream and I’m going to wake up at some point. But no, it’s real. »
She explains that she tried in some way to protect her children. “ I tried to hide this situation in front of my children. I try to do that and protect them, because that’s my priority in life.”, said in the columns of SHE USA. “They hear things at school from their friends or they come across unpleasant news online, and it affects them, you know? »
About his relationship with Gerard Piqué “I can only say that I put everything I had into (this) and my family”she says. “I left my career in the background and came to Spain to support him so that he could play football and win titles. It was a sacrifice of love.”.
according to rumorsthe separation of the couple could have a link with the infidelity of Gerard Piqué.
In addition, the singer is still in legal trouble, prosecuted by the Barcelona prosecutor’s office, which announced at the end of July that he would ask for more than eight years in prison for tax evasionand that he refuses any settlement and says he is ready to go to trial.
The prosecution had also indicated that it will claim about 24 million euros in fines from Shakira, accused of having subtracted 14.5 million euros from the Spanish Treasury between 2012 and 2014.
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