Shakira Claims Her Ex-Partner Gerard Piqué Was “Dragging Me Down” “I’m Free Now!”


Shakira will speak her truth, wherever she is and whenever she wants. During her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, March 25, the Queen of Latin music talked candidly about her past connection with soccer player Gerard Piqué and how it had prevented her from recording a whole album. The three-time Grammy winner informed the comic that her ex was the reason behind the seven-year lapse between her most recent collection and 2017’s El Dorado as she was on the late-night show promoting her new album, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran [Women No Longer Cry]. 

Shakira Intends To Put More Effort And Energy Into Her Work Now That She’s Free

The Colombian superstar admitted, “I think it was hard for me to put together a body of work. I’ve been putting out music here and there.” “I was pressed for time. The husband factor was the cause. “I don’t have a husband anymore,” the She-Wolf said. (Shakira and Piqué, who declared their separation in 2022, had two boys together but were never married in their 11-year romance.) “My spouse was pulling me down.” I’m free now! I can work now!” 

The performer revealed more details about her grief and healing processes throughout the discussion. The singer-songwriter talked about the alternate covers of her new album, which are themed around precious stones, and said, “I was trying to rebuild myself and music was the glue, but it felt like it was an alchemical process in which I was transforming pain and anger and frustration into creativity and productivity and strength and resilience.”