Shakira surprised her fans when she revealed in June that she and Gerard Piqué35 – who is the father of her two children, Sasha7 years Milan9 — decided to separate after 11 years together. After a summer of silence about their breakup, the 45-year-old superstar singer opened up in a recent interview with she magazine, calling the end of their fairytale romance “the darkest, most difficult hours of my life.” Fortunately, time heals all wounds, as a friend of Shakira told her hollywoodlife EXCLUSIVELY that she is getting back on her feet by “focusing on her future and her children” to help her get through the tough time.
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“Everyone is amazed at how well Shakira is doing, considering everything that’s going on,” the source told us. “No one would blame her if she wanted to put everything on hold, but that’s not her style, her work ethic is next level. She says keeping busy is what’s best for her, she doesn’t want to waste time crying over the past. She is determined that they don’t see her sad, now all she does is protect them and make this transition as easy as possible.”
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In the interview, Shakira also revealed that she has been working on new music and told the outlet that she is “thrilled” to share it with her fans soon. She added that the process of creating a new album has also been “therapeutic” for her. A second source said hollywoodlife that Shakira is focused on the positive aspects of her life and not the negative. “Right now, Shakira is trying to focus on the positivity of her life, which includes her children, and she has found comfort in getting into the studio and making music again. That is her passion.”
So why did Shakira finally decide to open up about her painful split from Gerard? The second source added: “Shakira has always kept a relatively private personal life, but with everything happening in the news about her, she decided it was finally time to speak her own truth instead of letting others assume what she is going through. This very public separation would be too much for anyone, but she is handling things to the best of her ability.”
Shakira also spoke in the interview about how difficult the separation has been for her two children. The source told us that Shakira is taking the right path when it comes to letting the kids see her dad as much and as often as possible. “Although her custody agreement has not yet been resolved, Shakira has welcomed Gerard to spend as much time as possible with the children during the holidays,” she said. “They don’t have a formal custody agreement, but Shakira would never take her children away from her father because she knows how important that relationship is.”
hollywoodlife contacted Shakira’s reps, who have not yet commented.
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