Shakira has been a household name for more than two decades, having solidified her place in the Latin pop world thanks to hits like “Whenever, Wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie.”
Estimates say that she’s sold more than 70 million albums worldwide, and she’s graced the covers of basically every magazine that matters. And yet, we still don’t know very much about her.
Despite her fame, Shakira is a pretty private person who rarely opens up about her personal life. And that raises questions — particularly in regards to her relationship status. So, what’s the deal? Is Shakira single, dating, or married?
Shakira is off the market
The Colombia-born singer is in a long-term relationship with Gerard Piqué, a Spanish professional soccer player.
They met in 2010 on the set of her “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” music video, in which he starred as his soccer-playing self, and they went public with their romance the following year.
They share two children, sons Milan Piqué Mebarak, who was born on January 22, 2013, and Sasha Piqué Mebarak, who was born on January 29, 2015.
Even cuter? Shakira and Piqué have the same birthday: Feb. 2. But they’re 10 years apart. Shakira is 42, and Piqué is 32.
Inside Shakira and Piqué’s relationship
Again, there’s not much information about this available, given that they aren’t very open about their romance. But we know that the entertainers don’t have a traditional relationship, and those are Shakira’s words, not ours.
“We have never been a traditional couple,” she told Viva Magazine in September (via Hola!), “We don’t have a written deal to share the tasks or anything like that, but we both are very involved in parenting and try to sort it out the best we can, we support each other and we also find a huge help in our families. We don’t know a different way to do it!”
But, like any couple, they have their issues. She went on to detail how their busy schedules can get in the way of their family time.
“Sometimes it’s very hard when you can not see your sons for a month or even more. It is so hard,” she explained.
“But we call each other via facetime, so we are in constant communication, that helps,” Shakira continued.
Do they have plans to get married?
It seems like marriage isn’t a priority for Shakira and Piqué.
“We already have what’s essential, you know? We have a union, a love for each other, and a baby. I think that those aspects of our relationship are already established, and marriage is not going to change them,” she told Glamour in 2014.
But that’s not to say that she’s totally against the idea. She added, “But if I’m ever going to get married, he’s the one.”
We’ll see what happens in the future. But it seems like Shakira and Piqué already have a good thing going. So, best of luck to them moving forward.