Colombian singer Shakira She assured that she is in “one of the most difficult and darkest hours” of her life and that there is no place where she can hide from the photographers with her children, in addition to highlighting that, for her, writing music is “like going to the psychiatrist ”, his “castaway table”.
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In an interview published by Elle Spain magazine, Shakira (Barranquilla, Colombia, 1977), who separated this summer from the Spanish soccer player Gerard Piquéwith whom she has two children, recalled that her ex-partner “wanted to play soccer and win titles” and she had to support him.
“Either he left his contract with Barcelona (his team) and moved to the United States with me, where my career is, or I would have to do that in his place,” he explained.
And so, he continues, one of the two had to make that effort and that sacrifice. “And I did it. I put my career on the back burner and came to Spain to support him so that he could play football and win titles. And it was an act of love,” he emphasized.
“Regardless of how things turned out or how Gerard and I felt as a former partner, he is the father of my children. We have a job to do for these two amazing children, and I have faith that we will find out what is best for their future and the fair solution for all. And I hope and I would appreciate it if they gave us the space to do it in private, “said the artist.
But, she adds: “There is no place where I can hide from photographers with my children, except in my own house. We can’t take a walk in the park like a normal family or go get ice cream or do any activity without being followed.”
The singer rejected the agreement offered by the Spanish Prosecutor’s Office to avoid being tried for defrauding the Treasury of 14.5 million euros and decided to go to trial for tax fraud, given that she “fully” trusts her innocence, in addition to being “a matter of beginning”.
“Even without evidence to support these fictitious claims, they have resorted to a lewd press campaign to try to sway people and put pressure on the media along with the threat of reputational damage to force settlement agreements,” he said.
And she assured that “it is well known that the Spanish tax authorities often do this not only with well-known people” like her or the soccer players Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar or Xabi Alonso, “but it also happens unfairly with other anonymous taxpayers.”
About her profession, she pointed out that, for her, writing music is like going to the psychiatrist, “only cheaper” and helps her heal.
With information from EFE