Shakira seemingly shades ex Gerard Piqué’s new girlfriend in first TV interview since split

Shakira has given her first TV interview since her split from longtime partner Gerard Piqué – and she didn’t hold back.

In a sit-down with Mexican TV network Canal Estrellas, the singer, 46, opened up about life after the demise of her 11-year relationship with the Barcelona FC soccer star, who is the father of her two sons: Milan, 10, and Sasha, eight.

“I bought the story that a woman needs a man to be complete,” the singer told journalist Enrique Acevedo, as translated by The Independent.

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“I had that dream of having a [nuclear] family: mother and a father living with their children living under the same roof. Not every dream in life comes true, but life finds a way to make it up to you.”

The pair announced their split in June last year amid allegations the soccer star cheated on her with his current girlfriend Clara Chia Marti, who at the time was reportedly managing special events for his athlete representation agency, Kosmos, while she studied public relations.

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Shakira and Gerard Piqué were together for 11 years before their split in June 2022.

Although Shakira did not name Marti in the interview, she made a very pointed remark that appeared to be aimed at the 23-year-old.

“There is this quote… that I love, and it says, ‘There is a special place in hell for women who don’t support women,'” Shakira said, quoting American politician Madeleine Albright, the first woman to become the US Secretary of State.

Shakira's ex Gerard Piqué goes Instagram-official with new girlfriend Clara Chia Marti.

Admitting to some hard truths, the newly single star said she has “always been very emotionally dependent” on the opposite sex, but after her split, she is choosing to stand on her own two feet.

“I just love love. But I think somehow I see things from a different perspective now,” she said. “I feel I’m enough and I think when a woman faces challenges in life, they come back stronger. You learn to see your flaws, to embrace your vulnerability and express that pain you might be feeling.”

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“When a woman has to face life’s battles, she comes out stronger,” Shakira added. “That strength comes out of experiencing a painful loss, of accepting it, of tolerating a frustration, of understanding that life doesn’t always bring us what we want.”

Shakira with sons Milan and Sasha.

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