Shakira says she ‘does not need a man to complete her’ after Gerard Pique break-up
Shakira has given her first interview since ex Gerard Piqué went public with his new girlfriend.
The singer, 46, and retired professional footballer, 36, shocked fans last June when they announced that they were calling time on their relationship after 12 years and two children together.
Former Spain and Barcelona defender Piqué has made no secret of the fact that he has since moved on with Clara Chia Marti, 23.
For her part, Shakira’s recently released DJ Bizarrap collaboration Music Session Vol.53, featured the lyrics “I’m worth two 22s,” in a clear jibe against Marti, who was aged 22 when it is believed she started dating Pique.
Now the Hips Don’t Lie hit-maker has had another apparent dig at Marti in the process, telling Mexican journalist Enrique Acevedo: “There is a place in hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.”
Asked where she stood in the debate she had created with her recent song appearing to slam both Piqué and Marti, she said: “I am right in the centre.
“I also bought that story, that a woman needed a man to complete herself. I also had that dream of a family where the children had a mum and dad under the same roof.
“You don’t achieve all your dreams in life but life has a way of compensating you and I think life has certainly done it with me with the marvellous two children I have who fill me with love every day.”
Shakira added she had always been “emotionally quite dependant on men” but now she is “sufficient on her own”.