Shakira, 45, BREAKS SILENCE on ‘incredibly difficult’ shock split from Gerard Pique, 35

Shakira has talked for the primary time about her surprising cut up from Gerard Pique after 12 years and two youngsters collectively however opted to not speak about his new relationship with a a lot youthful girl.

The 45-year-old Colombian singer was candid about how tough life has been as her relationship with the 35-year-old soccer star has fallen aside within the cowl story for Elle journal’s October problem accompanied by an in-depth interview with Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Shakira – who shares two sons: nine-year-old Milan and seven-year-old Sasha with Pique – made her first public feedback on the cut up as she mentioned: ‘Oh, that is actually laborious to speak about personally, particularly as that is the primary time I’ve ever addressed this case in an interview. 

Former flame: Shakira has talked for the first time about her shocking split from Gerard Pique after 12 years and two children together but opted to not talk about his new relationship with a much younger woman, as they are seen together in Zurich, Switzerland in January 2012

Former flame: Shakira has talked for the primary time about her surprising cut up from Gerard Pique after 12 years and two youngsters collectively however opted to not speak about his new relationship with a a lot youthful girl, as they’re seen collectively in Zurich, Switzerland in January 2012

Stunning: The 45-year-old Colombian singer was candid about how difficult life has been as her relationship with the 35-year-old football star has fallen apart in the cover story for Elle magazine 's October issue

Beautiful: The 45-year-old Colombian singer was candid about how tough life has been as her relationship with the 35-year-old soccer star has fallen aside within the cowl story for Elle journal ‘s October problem

‘I’ve remained quiet and simply tried to course of all of it. Um, and yeah, it’s laborious to speak about it, particularly as a result of I’m nonetheless going by way of it, and since I’m within the public eye and since our separation just isn’t like an everyday separation. And so it’s been robust not just for me, but in addition for my youngsters. Extremely tough.’

She went on to say that the fixed highlight on her private life has been tough for her household particularly since they’ve a tough time with out being bombarded by media and followers.

Shakira defined: ‘So it’s laborious. And I’ve tried to hide the scenario in entrance of my youngsters. I attempt to do it and to guard them, as a result of that’s my primary mission in life.

‘However then they hear issues at school from their pals or they arrive throughout some unpleasant, disagreeable information on-line, and it simply impacts them, you understand?’

Shakira - who shares two sons: nine-year-old Milan and seven-year-old Sasha with Pique - made her first public comments on the split as she said: 'Oh, this is really hard to talk about personally, especially as this is the first time I’ve ever addressed this situation in an interview.' the family are seen together in Tarragona, Spain back in October

Shakira – who shares two sons: nine-year-old Milan and seven-year-old Sasha with Pique – made her first public feedback on the cut up as she mentioned: ‘Oh, that is actually laborious to speak about personally, particularly as that is the primary time I’ve ever addressed this case in an interview.’ the household are seen collectively in Tarragona, Spain again in October

'So it’s hard. And 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 went on to say that the constant spotlight on her personal life has been difficult for her family especially since they have a hard time without being bombarded

‘So it’s laborious. And I’ve tried to hide the scenario in entrance of my youngsters. I attempt to do it and to guard them, as a result of that’s my primary mission in life’: She went on to say that the fixed highlight on her private life has been tough for her household particularly since they’ve a tough time with out being bombarded

The now former couple introduced their cut up after a dozen years collectively again in June although it appeared like Shakira didn’t need the connection to finish on the time and as he already is in a brand new relationship with 23-year-old PR scholar Clara Chia Marti many had questioned the way it all ended.

Final month there have been photos of Pique passionately kissing his new love curiosity in a brand new video taken by Spanish media outlet Socialite on the Summerfest Cerdanya pageant in Catalonia.  

Shakira was requested how she got here to know that their long-term relationship was over however stored tight-lipped over her ex’s new romance as she mentioned: ‘I believe that these particulars are someway too personal to share, at the very least at this very second—all the things is so uncooked and new. I can solely say that I put all the things I had into this relationship and my household.’

She went on to speak about having a ‘nomadic life’ earlier than their youngsters began faculty after which settling down in Barcelona in favor of Pique’s soccer profession as an alternative of transferring to the US which was greatest for her music profession.

Sad: The now former couple announced their split after a dozen years together back in June though it seemed like Shakira did not want the relationship to end at the time, the former couple are seen in Barcelona back in November 2013

Unhappy: The now former couple introduced their cut up after a dozen years collectively again in June although it appeared like Shakira didn’t need the connection to finish on the time, the previous couple are seen in Barcelona again in November 2013

He moves fast: Pique already is in a new relationship with 23-year-old PR student Clara Chia Marti (seen in an Instagram snap)

He strikes quick: Pique already is in a brand new relationship with 23-year-old PR scholar Clara Chia Marti (seen in an Instagram snap)

Shakira was asked how she came to understand that their long-term relationship was over but kept tight-lipped over her ex's new romance as she said: 'I think that those details are somehow too private to share, at least at this very moment—everything is so raw and new. I can only say that I put everything I had into this relationship and my family'

Shakira was requested how she got here to know that their long-term relationship was over however stored tight-lipped over her ex’s new romance as she mentioned: ‘I believe that these particulars are someway too personal to share, at the very least at this very second—all the things is so uncooked and new. I can solely say that I put all the things I had into this relationship and my household’

'It was a sacrifice of love': She went on to talk about having a 'nomadic life' before their children started school and then settling down in Barcelona in favor of Pique's soccer career instead of moving to the US which was best for her music career

‘It was a sacrifice of affection’: She went on to speak about having a ‘nomadic life’ earlier than their youngsters began faculty after which settling down in Barcelona in favor of Pique’s soccer profession as an alternative of transferring to the US which was greatest for her music profession

She explained: 'Thanks to that, my kids were able to have a present mom, and I have this amazing bond with them that is unbreakable and that sustains us. You know, that is it. That’s all I can say'

She defined: ‘Because of that, my youngsters have been capable of have a gift mother, and I’ve this wonderful bond with them that’s unbreakable and that sustains us. You recognize, that’s it. That’s all I can say’

The Hips Do not Lie hitmaker defined: ‘And so, one of many two needed to make that effort and that sacrifice. And I did it. I put my profession in second gear and I got here to Spain, to assist him so he may play soccer and win titles. And it was a sacrifice of affection. 

‘Because of that, my youngsters have been capable of have a gift mother, and I’ve this wonderful bond with them that’s unbreakable and that sustains us. You recognize, that’s it. That’s all I can say.’

Shakira additionally talked about how tough it has been on she and her sons particularly after her father was rushed to the hospital again in June after a ‘dangerous fall’.

She mentioned: ‘Yeah. I attempt to conceal the scenario from them as a lot as I can. It’s actually upsetting for 2 youngsters who’re attempting to course of their dad and mom’ separation. And generally I simply really feel like that is all a foul dream and that I’m going to get up in some unspecified time in the future. However no, it’s actual. 

‘And what’s additionally actual is the frustration to see one thing as sacred and as particular as I assumed was the connection I had with my youngsters’ father and see that became one thing vulgarized and cheapened by the media. And all of this whereas my dad has been within the ICU and I’ve been preventing on completely different fronts. Like I mentioned, that is most likely the darkest hour of my life. However then I take into consideration all these ladies world wide who’re going by way of hardship, who’re going by way of a scenario as dangerous as mine or as tough as mine or worse.’

'This is probably the darkest hour of my life': Shakira also talked about how difficult it has been on she and her sons especially after her father was rushed to the hospital back in June after a 'bad fall'

‘That is most likely the darkest hour of my life’: Shakira additionally talked about how tough it has been on she and her sons particularly after her father was rushed to the hospital again in June after a ‘dangerous fall’

The Do not You Fear hitmaker went on to marvel on the resiliency of ladies earlier than explaining that she must function a robust instance for her youngsters.

She mentioned: ‘So that you ask me how I handle this. And I simply handle, I assume, reminding myself that I have to grow to be an instance for my youngsters, that I have to be what they need, what I would like them to grow to be. 

‘And I need to be there, additionally, for all of the individuals who have proven me their love and assist. That’s my greatest energy. That’s my strongest engine proper now.’

In accordance with Spanish newspaper El Periodico, Shakira and Gerard try to stay pals for the sake of their youngsters, regardless of their relationship being strained. 

'I want to be there, also, for all the people who have shown me their love and support': The Don't You Worry hitmaker went on to marvel at the resiliency of women before explaining that she needs to serve as a strong example for her kids

‘I need to be there, additionally, for all of the individuals who have proven me their love and assist’: The Do not You Fear hitmaker went on to marvel on the resiliency of ladies earlier than explaining that she must function a robust instance for her youngsters

The cut up announcement adopted rumors within the Spanish tabloids that the couple have been on the verge of breaking apart with sources claiming he had cheated on the star.

Shakira’s assertion learn: ‘We remorse to verify that we’re parting methods. For the well-being of our kids, who’re our highest precedence, we ask that you simply respect their privateness. Thanks in your understanding.’

Spanish outlet El Periodico reported that the couple have been residing individually for just a few weeks after Pique was kicked out of the household house by the pop star.

In accordance with sources, Pique has since been residing a ‘get together life-style’ in a bachelor pad and having fun with nights out together with his teammates.

Neither get together has addressed dishonest claims however journalist Emilio Pérez reported: ‘(Shakira) has made the choice to separate. That’s so. It has occurred.

‘That’s the reason there’s distance. Maybe there’s nothing left, however that (infidelity) has handed.’

Working relationship: According to Spanish newspaper El Periodico , Shakira and Gerard are trying to remain friends for the sake of their children, despite their relationship being strained (pictured with their children Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven)

Working relationship: In accordance with Spanish newspaper El Periodico , Shakira and Gerard try to stay pals for the sake of their youngsters, regardless of their relationship being strained (pictured with their youngsters Milan, 9, and Sasha, seven)

The couple had been collectively since 2011, with the pair having met whereas filming the music video for her World Cup music Waka Waka the earlier 12 months.

Piqué’s crew occurred to win the World Cup that 12 months, the place his soon-to-be girlfriend carried out throughout the last sport.

Although the 2 corresponded in 2010, the connection between the 2 mega-stars would not formally take off till the beginning of 2011.

Within the fall of 2012, Shakira would use her Instagram platform to announce to followers that she was pregnant with the soccer star’s son.

Simply two years after the start of son Milan, the couple went in for spherical two and reveal they might expect their second youngster, Sasha, who was born in 2015.

The couple admitted publicly that they haven’t any plans to wed, however that hasn’t stopped them from having a household life.

 Chatting with Gary Neville on a current episode of The Overlap, the Spain worldwide defined that he hadn’t proposed as a result of their relationship ‘works high quality as it’s.’

Better days: The couple had been together since 2011, with the pair having met while filming the music video for her World Cup song Waka Waka the previous year, as they are seen in Barcelona together in April 2015

Higher days: The couple had been collectively since 2011, with the pair having met whereas filming the music video for her World Cup music Waka Waka the earlier 12 months, as they’re seen in Barcelona collectively in April 2015

Within the Elle interview, Shakira additionally addressed being accused by the Spanish authorities of tax fraud as she may withstand eight years in jail.

The singer is accused of pretending on tax paperwork to stay overseas from 2012 to 2014, when she was really a resident of Spain, authorities from the nation declare. 

Shakira known as Barcelona house whereas along with soccer star Gerard, who performs for the town. 

 When requested about preventing this accusations in courtroom, Shakira sighed earlier than saying: ‘As a result of I’ve to combat for what I consider; as a result of these are false accusations. To begin with, I didn’t spend 183 days per 12 months at the moment in any respect. I used to be busy fulfilling my skilled commitments world wide. 

‘Second, I’ve paid all the things they claimed I owed, even earlier than they filed a lawsuit. In order of at this time, I owe zero to them. And at last, I used to be suggested by one of many 4 greatest tax specialist corporations on this planet, PricewaterhouseCoopers, so I used to be assured that I used to be doing issues appropriately and transparently from day one.’

Shakira didn’t maintain again as she even went on to accuse the Spanish tax authorities of utilizing the media to sway the opinion of the general public.

She mentioned: ‘Nevertheless, even with out proof to assist these fictional claims, as they often do, they’ve resorted to a salacious press marketing campaign to attempt to sway individuals, and apply strain within the media together with the specter of reputational harm with a view to coerce settlement agreements. 

'These are false accusations': In the Elle interview, Shakira also addressed being accused by the Spanish government of tax fraud as she could face up to eight years in prison

‘These are false accusations’: Within the Elle interview, Shakira additionally addressed being accused by the Spanish authorities of tax fraud as she may withstand eight years in jail

'They’ve resorted to a salacious press campaign to try to sway people, and apply pressure in the media along with the threat of reputational damage in order to coerce settlement agreements': Shakira did not hold back as she even went on to accuse the Spanish tax authorities of using the media to sway the opinion of the public

 ‘They’ve resorted to a salacious press marketing campaign to attempt to sway individuals, and apply strain within the media together with the specter of reputational harm with a view to coerce settlement agreements’: Shakira didn’t maintain again as she even went on to accuse the Spanish tax authorities of utilizing the media to sway the opinion of the general public

‘It’s well-known that the Spanish tax authorities do that usually not solely with celebrities like me (or [Cristiano] Ronaldo, Neymar, [Xabi] Alonso, and plenty of extra), it additionally occurs unjustly to the common taxpayer. It’s simply their type. However I’m assured that I’ve sufficient proof to assist my case and that justice will prevail in my favor.’

Shakira mentioned that preventing this in courtroom is a matter of precept for her as she is out to show that she didn’t qualify as a resident as she was busy touring the world touring and that the nation was not her administrative center nor the supply of her revenue.

She defined: ‘Whereas Gerard and I have been relationship, I used to be on a world tour. I spent greater than 240 days exterior of Spain, so there was no method I certified as a resident. The Spanish tax authorities noticed that I used to be relationship a Spanish citizen and began to salivate. It’s clear they wished to go after that cash it doesn’t matter what. 

‘Even for the following few years, I used to be touring the world, working nonstop whereas pregnant or with Milan as a child, when my C-section had barely closed. They knew I wasn’t in Spain the required time, that Spain wasn’t my administrative center or my supply of revenue, however they nonetheless got here after me, with their eyes on the prize.’

Shakira is claimed to be planning to go away the nation attempting to jail her, and eyeing a everlasting transfer to Miami.

The Colombian famous person has already repaid the $15.5 million she is accused of evading on Spanish taxes, in addition to over $3 million in curiosity.

A spokesman for Shakira beforehand mentioned: ‘Shakira has all the time cooperated and abided by the legislation, demonstrating impeccable conduct as a person and a taxpayer, and faithfully following the counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers, a prestigious and globally acknowledged tax agency.’

'Shakira has always cooperated and abided by the law': The Colombian superstar has already repaid the $15.5 million she is accused of evading on Spanish taxes, as well as over $3 million in interest, she is seen in Cannes, France back in May

‘Shakira has all the time cooperated and abided by the legislation’: The Colombian famous person has already repaid the $15.5 million she is accused of evading on Spanish taxes, in addition to over $3 million in curiosity, she is seen in Cannes, France again in Could