Music career 'on hiatus' for Shakira and Gerard Piqué'Many sacrifices for love'  

The "pain" behind Shakira's new music is revealed.The 47-year-old singer of "Hips Don't Lie" revealed that she sacrificed her music career while dating Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué and raising their children in Barcelona..

"For a long time I put my career on hold, to be next to Gerard, so he could play football," she told GMTV. "There was a lot of sacrifice for love." Between 2011 and 2022, Shakira and Piqué were together for 11 years.Milan, 11, and Sasha, 9, are their children..

In June 2022, Shakira and Piqué announced their split."For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect our privacy," they stated."Thank you for understanding."

In the song "#53," Shakira mentioned her ex-partner, saying she "was out of your league" and that "you thought you’d hurt me, but you made me stronger." According to her, Piqué's current connection with Clara Chia Martí is not as it seems, despite her good repute.."

Miami-based Shakira is set to release "Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran," her first studio album since 2017's "El Dorado." She told The Sunday Times the new album conveys "the transformation of pain into creativity, frustration into productivity, anger into passion, vulnerability into resilience."

I had to pick up the bones from the floor and put them back together after so many pieces of my life crumbled "stated. "And the glue that kept it all together was music." Shakira said the new music helped her "exorcise many demons. It felt fantastic."

Shakira revealed in an interview with People en Español that her relationship with Piqué was strained and that she learnt about it while her father was hospitalized for a fraudulent illness.l. The "everything happened at once," she said. "My house was crumbling apart. I learned from the news that I was betrayed while my dad was in the ICU."

Shakira's turbulent years included Spanish tax fraud claims. She contested the allegations and entered a plea deal in November to pay $7.6 million and avoid prison. "I have made the decision to finally resolve this matter with the best interest of my kids at heart, who do not want to see their mom sacrifice her personal well-being in this fight," she added then. "I need to move past the stress and emotional toll of the last several years and focus on the things I love, my kids and all the opportunities to come in my career."

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