Shakira may relocate to Miami with sons within weeks after delay due to 91-year-old dad's health woes

Shakira may relocate to Miami with sons within weeks after delay due to 91-year-old dad's health woes
Shakira may move to Miami with her sons by April 1 after initial delay due to her father William Mebarak Chadid's health woes (Ethan Miller/Getty Images; shakira/Instagram)

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Shakira may finally relocate to Miami with her children, Milan, 10, and eight-year-old Sasha at the beginning of April. The singer and her ex-boyfriend, FC Barcelona star Gerard Pique, came to an agreement about the children's custody after a lot of back and forth in 2022.

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Shakira was originally meant to arrive in the US in early January. However, she decided to wait until the end of her children's academic year as her 91-year-old father, William Mebarak Chadid, was facing a number of health woes. Reports now suggested she has finally decided an ideal date: April 1.

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According to Spanish daily El Periodico, insiders said if all goes as planned, Shakira will relocate to Miami on April 1. It also stated that the only thing she would have to watch out for would be her father's health, as it was "a bit complicated at the moment." The insiders continued that she planned to put her children in school at the same time as other children return after Spring Break.

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What happened to Shakira’s father? 

The 'Hips Don't Lie' singer revealed in May 2022 that her father was badly injured after he took a nasty fall, sustaining a head injury due to which he had to be hospitalized. As a result, he had to be cared for round-the-clock by professionals at home. Reports also said that as Mebarak's health was in a precarious state, the singer had decided to stay on in Spain, and that "he wouldn't be able to cope with the flight unless it's in a medicalised aircraft."  

Shakira shares a tweet about her father m Mebarak, 91, on June 4, 2022 after the latter suffers a serious injury to the head in an accidental fall. (Twitter/@shakira)
Shakira shares a tweet about her father William Mebarak, 91, on June 4, 2022 (shakira/Twitter)

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In 2022, Shakira was spotted in an ambulance, raising concerns among her admirers. On May 28, 2022, she gave a detailed account of the circumstances surrounding her father's condition. On June 4, 2022, Shakira also tweeted about how she was assisting her father in healing from the serious injury. 

A lengthy agreement 

Following negotiations that almost went on for 12 hours, Shakira and Pique announced in November 2022 that they had signed a child custody agreement. It was believed that the main issue preventing them from reaching an out-of-court settlement was the singer's desire to relocate to Miami, where she has lived and some of her family members live.

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Musician Shakira and football player Gerard Pique in the Final between Spain and Canada during Day Seven of the 2019 David Cup at La Caja Magica on November 24, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.
Musician Shakira and football player Gerard Pique in the final between Spain and Canada during Day Seven of the 2019 David Cup at La Caja Magica on November 24, 2019 in Madrid, Spain (Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The couple released a statement soon after, which read, "Our sole objective is to provide them with the upmost security and protection and we trust that their privacy will be respected. We appreciate the interest shown and hope that the children can continue with their lives with the necessary privacy in a safe and calm environment." According to the agreement, Pique can spend the holidays with the children. 

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