'This is probably the darkest hour of my life': Shakira finally opens up about split with Gerard Pique

'This is probably the darkest hour of my life': Shakira finally opens up about split with Gerard Pique
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In a new cover for Elle magazine, Shakira touched upon her shocking breakup with Barcelona star Gerard Pique.

"Oh, this is really hard to talk about personally," explained the pop singer.

"Especially as this is the first time I’ve ever addressed this situation in an interview.

"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."

The Colombian star added: "I put my career in second gear and I came to Spain, to support him so he could play football and win titles. And it was a sacrifice of love.

"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."

Shakira didn't address the topic of Pique cheating on her with 23-year-old student Clara Chia Marti.

Pique and Shakira were together for 12 years but never got married and are now separated.

Source: Elle