Shakira Says Having a Husband ‘Dragged Her Down’, Want’s to Get Back to Making Music

Shakira Says Having a Husband ‘Dragged Her Down’, Want’s to Get Back to Making Music

Shakira, the global pop sensation known for her electrifying performances and hit tracks like “Hips Don’t Lie,” is embracing her newfound single life with open arms. After an 11-year relationship with soccer star Gerard Piqué, which ended in 2022 amid whispers of infidelity, the Colombian singer is finding solace and unprecedented creative energy in her solitude.

In a candid conversation with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Shakira revealed that shedding the marital ties has unleashed a torrent of artistic inspiration within her. She’s channeling this resurgence into her music, crafting tunes with a fervor she hasn’t felt in years.

But let’s not romanticize the single life too much; it’s not all about basking in the glow of creative freedom for Shakira. She’s also juggling the responsibilities of single parenthood, caring for her two sons, Milan, 11, and Sasha, 9. Moving from Spain to the U.S. after the split, Shakira is not just a global superstar; she’s a supermom, managing the challenges of raising two young boys on her own.

Shakira’s reflections on her relationship with Piqué and its impact on her career aren’t new. She’s previously shared with the Sunday Times how she put her musical ambitions on the back burner for the sake of love. But now, she’s making a triumphant return to the music scene with her eagerly awaited studio album, “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran” (Women Don’t Cry Anymore), marking her first release in seven years.

As fans gear up for Shakira’s latest musical offering, it’s clear that the singer is on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Her story is a testament to the resilience and creativity that can flourish even in the aftermath of personal upheavals. It’s time to turn up the volume and get ready to witness Shakira’s rebirth through her latest tunes.