'Our tears are not in vain': Shakira takes a sneaky swipe at ex-boyfriend Gerard Pique in New Year’s post
BARCELONA, SPAIN: Shakira reportedly took a shot at her ex-boyfriend Gerard Pique on Sunday, January 1, as she rang in New Year following the couple’s tough split. The 'She Wolf' hit-maker, 45, took to her Instagram on New Year’s Day to share a touching post about "heartache" and "betrayal."
Suggesting that she now finds it hard to "trust others," Shakira wrote, "Even if our are still open in this New Year, the time has surgeon's hands. Even if someone has betrayed us, we must continue to trust others. When faced with contempt, continue to know your worth. Because there are more good people than indecent ones. More people with empathy than indifference. The ones who leave are fewer than the many who stay by our side. Our tears are not in vain, they water the soil our future will spring from and make us more human so that even while suffering heartache we can continue to love. Shak."
The post came months after the couple announced their split. Shakira and the former FC Barcelona player, 35, who share sons Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven, ended their 11 years of loving togetherness in June 2022. The former couple stated in December 2022 that they'd come to a suitable arrangement for their children after a 12-hour talk. As per Daily Mail, Gerard agreed to his ex-girlfriend and their two boys moving to Miami in the New Year in order to avoid a long messy legal battle. The Colombian singer has long wanted to take her children to Miami, where she used to live and has family.
It was also reported that Pique was permitted to spend 10 days with his sons as part of the custody agreement. "Gerard Piqué will have his children 10 days a month and the entirety of the three holiday periods that govern the United States, apart from Christmas and the summer holidays, starting next year," Catalan daily El Periodico stated, according to Daily Mail. "This Christmas they will alternate custody at 50% following the calendar of the regional Catalonian government and in the coming years they will do it according to the children's school calendar," the agreement further stated. The former couple even agreed to sell their luxurious Barcelona mansion, where they raised their children.
Speaking about their tough split, Shakira reportedly said, "I’ve remained quiet and just tried to process it all. Um, and yeah, it’s hard to talk about it, especially because I’m still going through it, and because I’m in the public eye and because our separation is not like a regular separation. And so it’s been tough not only for me but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult."