There was a time when Shakira would shy away from answering questions about her personal life, but it seems the Colombian songstress just can’t keep her love for boyfriend Gerard Piqué all to herself.
In a recent interview with Univision’s “El Gordo y la Flaca,” the star revealed what crosses her mind when she sees the Spanish soccer star walk from their bed to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
“That Avatar! My God! Where did he come from? How did I find him?...it’s just that he has legs that are twice as big as mine!” Shakira told Tanya Charry during a recent interview in a Barcelona hotel.
(Check out the full interview above, in Spanish)
“There were so many experiences and events that shaped this album, which is why it only carries my name,” the 37-year-old star said in the interview with “El Gordo y la Flaca.” I thought it wasn’t truly a thematic or conceptual album but an album that really brought together all my sensibility.”
The first single off the album, “Can’t Remember To Forget You” Ft. Rihanna, and its racy video received mixed reviews. While some praised the two superstars’ duet, others like a Colombian councilman denounced the video for promoting “lesbianism” and immorality.
In response to the criticism, Shakira has repeatedly said she had not choice but to make the video with Rihanna because Piqué is not keen on her doing any more music videos with men.
"It's more than implied in our relationship that I can't do videos like I used to,” the singer told Billboard. “It's out of the question - which I like, by the way. I like that he protects his turf and he values me, in a way that the only person that he would ever let graze my thigh would be Rihanna."
Not only does Shak not mind her beau’s no-men rule, but she’s never been more in love. Four years into their relationship, the singer has not only written the song “23” for Piqué but lights up when she talks about him.
“Gerard is just like me but two meters tall,” the Colombian star said as she laughed. “We’re very alike, it’s not for nothing that we were born on the same day, it’s just that we was born 10 years later... he’s a happy guy, healthy here, in the head.”
Just before the couple met in 2010, Shakira had split from her boyfriend of 11 years, Antonio De La Rúa. The break between the two had not been amicable and the Argentine filed several lawsuits against the star in 2013, all which were eventually dismissed.
“It’s very difficult, to think that you’re with someone that you know and all of a sudden you don’t know them, it turns out that they betray you,” Shakira said in an interview with “Primer Impacto,” another of the shows at the press event in the Barcelona hotel. “It’s painful but it’s best to turn the page.”
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