Shakira shocked her followers when she revealed in June that she and Gerard Piqué, 35 — who’s the daddy of her two sons, Sasha, 7, and Milan, 9 — determined to separate after 11 years collectively. Following a summer time of silence about their breakup, the 45-year-old celebrity singer opened up in a current interview with Elle magazine, calling the ending of their fairytale romance “the most difficult, darkest hours of my life.” Luckily, time does heal all wounds, as a good friend of Shakira’s instructed HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that she’s therapeutic by “focusing on her future and her kids” to get her by way of the troublesome time.
“Everyone’s amazed at by how well Shakira is holding up, considering everything she’s going through, the source told us. “No one would blame her if she wanted to put everything on hold but that’s just not her style, her work ethic is next level. She says that staying busy is the best thing for her, she doesn’t want to waste time crying over the past. She’s determined not to let them see her sad, right now everything she does is about protecting them and making this transition as easy as possible.”
In the interview, Shakira additionally revealed that she’s been engaged on new music, telling the outlet that she is “thrilled” about sharing it together with her followers quickly. She added that the method of making a brand new album has been “therapeutic” for her as effectively. A second supply instructed HollywoodLife that Shakira is targeted on the constructive elements of her life and never the damaging ones. “Right now, Shakira is trying to focus on the positivity in her life which includes her boys and she’s found comfort in getting in the studio and making music again. That’s her passion.”
So, why did Shakira lastly determine to speak about her painful separation from Gerard? The second supply added, “Shakira has always maintained a relatively private personal life, but with everything going on in the news about her, she decided it was finally time to speak her own truth rather than have others assume what she is going through. This very public split would be a lot for anyone to deal with, but she’s handling things the best she knows how.”
Shakira additionally spoke within the interview about how troublesome the cut up has been on her two sons. The insider instructed us that Shakira is taking the excessive highway in relation to letting the boys see their father as a lot, and as usually, as attainable. “Although their custody arrangement has not been resolved yet, Shakira has welcomed Gerard to spend as much time with the kids as possible during the holidays,” they stated. “They don’t have a formal custody agreement in place, but Shakira would never keep her kids from their father because she knows how important that relationship is.”
HollywoodLife reached out to reps for Shakira, who haven’t but commented.