‘Voice’ Star: My Dreams Have Been ‘Shredded into Pieces’

Former “The Voice” coach and Latin music celebrity Shakira has opened up about splitting from her longtime companion, Gerard Pique, which she advised ELLE in a September 2022 interview is “one of the troublesome, darkest hours of [her] life.”

Shakira Says It’s ‘Really Hard to Talk About’ Her Split

In June 2022, Shakira and soccer star Gerard Pique, with whom she shares two sons, introduced that they have been splitting up. Now Shakira has opened up concerning the separation, telling ELLE that it’s “actually hadr to speak about.”

“This is de facto onerous to speak about personally, particularly as that is the primary time I’ve ever addressed this case in an interview,” mentioned the singer. “I’ve remained quiet and simply tried to course of all of it. Um, and yeah, it is onerous to speak about it, particularly as a result of I’m nonetheless going via it, and since I’m within the public eye and since our separation is just not like a daily separation. And so it has been robust not just for me, but additionally for my children. Incredibly troublesome.”

She went on to say that her desires of “having a household perpetually” have been shattered and it looks like a foul dream that she needs to get up from.

“[S]ometimes I simply really feel like that is all a foul dream and that I’m going to get up sooner or later. But no, it is actual. And what’s additionally actual is the frustration to see one thing as sacred and as particular as I assumed was the connection I had with my children’ father and see that was one thing vulgarized and cheapened by the media,” mentioned the singer, including, “For these ladies like me who consider in values like household who had the dream, the large dream of getting a household perpetually, to see that dream damaged or shredded into items might be one of the painful issues that you could ever undergo.”

Shakira Says Working on New Music Has ‘Brought Light’ to Her Life

Shakira additionally advised ELLE that the first manner she is coping with her emotions is to channel them into new music.

“I feel that writing music is like going to the shrink, solely cheaper [laughs],” mentioned the singer. “It simply helps me course of my feelings and make sense of them. And it helps me to heal. I feel it is the very best medication, and together with the love of my household and my children that sustains me, music and writing music is certainly a type of instruments — one of many few instruments I’ve for survival in excessive circumstances.”

She went on to say that in any case of those tumultuous instances, she has “so many issues to say” via her music and that the times when she threw herself into her music, she felt “revitalized and invigorated.”

“I’m so grateful for my work, the chance that it provides us to place ourselves again collectively and to appreciate who we’re and why we’re right here on this planet—what’s our objective, our mission. I feel yow will discover that reconstructive energy in any sort of work,” mentioned Shakira, including, “I really feel like on this second of my life, which might be one of the troublesome, darkest hours of my life, music has introduced gentle.”

For his half, Pique has remained largely mum concerning the cut up as effectively, although he did situation a press release in early September 2022 concerning the paparazzi harassing the sons he and Shakira share, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7. He additionally has began courting a lady named Clara Chia Marti, in keeping with the Daily Mail.

After the images surfaced of Pique along with his new girlfriend, a supply advised Us Weekly that Shakira was “heartbroken” to see him transfer on.

“The Voice” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific instances on NBC.

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