“The darkest stage”; “You feel like you’re drowning”, “I just wanted to stay in bed, snuggled up with my children”… These are some of the words that the Colombian singer has chosen to describe in the magazine Elle the emotional ordeal he has gone through since his breakup with Gerard Piqué.

Shakira He has broken his silence to talk at length about how he has recomposed himself after breaking his relationship with the footballer and father of his two children, Milan y Sasha, 9 and 7 years old. A few months, since last June, in which Piqué’s infidelities came to light. Even Clara Chía, the young woman with whom he ran away to Paris a few days ago. Now the legal battle is in the custody of the little ones.

The Colombian, in an interview in Elle, reveals that it has been the “darkest” stage of his life. On his relationship with Piqué, he recalled: “I put everything I had into this relationship and into my family. Before my children started school I had a nomadic life. I had always lived as an artist, traveling non-stop… Even during the first years of my relationship with Gerard and when I had my first son, Milan. I took him with me everywhere since he was two months old. I remember breastfeeding him on the set of The voice“.

Time passed and it was time to take the children to school. A moment that Shakira remembers like this: “I put down roots in Barcelona to be there for him (Milan), for Gerard and then also for Sasha”. In Elle magazine, he makes it clear who sacrificed his career for the family: “Gerard, as a footballer, wanted to play football and win titles, and I had to support him. One of the two had to make a sacrifice, right? Either he left his contract with Barcelona and moved to the United States with me, where my career is, or I would have to do it instead“.

After the separation, Shakira has confessed: “I just wanted to stay in bed, snuggled up with my kids”. And he acknowledges that music was his great support and therapy: “It’s a kind of shipwrecked board, that piece of wood you cling to when you feel like you’re drowning. Music is a lifesaver.” Piqué’s ex reveals: “There have been days when I’ve picked up my pieces from the ground.”