The signs were there but, as usually happens in these cases, it was not so obvious to interpret them in the appropriate way. In recent times there has been intense speculation about the sentimental crisis they were going through. Shakira and Gerard Piqué with information that directly pointed to the fact that they were no longer living under the same roof and to third parties.
Finally, last Saturday the news was confirmed through a brief statement. “We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our top priority, we ask for respect for privacy. Thank you for your understanding,” were the words chosen to erase a twelve-year relationship with a stroke of the pen.
But as we indicated there were signs. Beyond the renewed nightlife of the FC Barcelona defender, which was echoed by numerous media outlets, or the fact that the Catalan returned to frequent his home on Muntaner Street, Shakira had already outlined part of the plot on your topic ‘Congratulations’released in April with Rauw Alejandro.
And a few words from him at the end of May in an interview with ‘This Morning’a program on the British network ITV, were the confirmation of something very latent inside him but that in the eyes of the world was not at all evident: his love affair with Piqué had come to an end.
“The new song is about a woman who creates her idea of the perfect man in her head but she soon realizes that this artificial man is not what she had thought,” the presenter Alison Hammond questioned her in reference to her new topic.
“I think it happens to all of us from time to time. You think you’re in a real relationship and It’s not as real as it seems“, the singer concluded almost without flinching. A broadside that could be directed at Piqué and that now makes all the sense in the world.