Shakira has been a major landmark in the history of music. The Columbian singer has been referred to as the “Queen of Latin Music” and is noted for her musical versatility. She has been a part of the music industry since she was 13. Shakira was married to football player Gerard Pique. The couple shared two children, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7.
The couple announced their split in June, 11 years after being together.
What happened to their relationship
Shakira and Gerard Pique have been one of the most famous couples in the industry. The couple started dating in 2010. They broke apart in 2021, after 11 years of togetherness after she caught the footballer cheating on her. They met during the South Africa World Cup when Gerard was featured in the music video for the tournament’s official song, Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).”
Needless to say, the split definitely came as a surprise to their fans who thought their relationship was picture-perfect. “We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you for your understanding.” the two said in a joint statement.
Shakira Post the split
The singer opened up in interviews about how hard the split and the coping up has been for her. She’s commented on how due to the special nature of their breakup, it’s not only hard for her but also for her kids. “I have paparazzi camping outside, in front of my house, 24/7. And there’s not a place where I can hide from them with my kids, except for my own house. You know, we can’t take a walk in the park like a regular family or go have an ice cream or do any activity without the paparazzi following us. So it`s hard,” Shakira added.
The Waka-Waka singer has been trying her best to shield her kids from the aftermath of the split and the media.
Monotonia and the music video
Monotonia, which translates to monogamy in English is Shakira’s first single with Ozuna post her breakup with Pique. The lyrics can be seen as coming from a person who has recently suffered a heartbreak. “It wasn’t your fault. It wasn’t your fault. Neither mine. Blame it on the monotony I never said anything, but I was hurting I knew this would happen.” The fans didn’t take too long to connect the dots as to what/ who the song could be about.
The song’s music video was co-directed by the Colombian star and designer Jaume de la Iguana. The video also featured a very heartbroken and teary-eyed Shakira walking through a supermarket before being shot in the chest with a bazooka by a man wearing a white hoodie. The outfit of the man can be compared to Pique’s attire and appearance in the music video of Me Enamore in 2017.
The music video continued with the singer walking through the entire supermarket with her heart in her hand, which seems like a pretty personal message.