Shakira met Piqué on the set of the music video for her song "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)," and according to her song "Me Enamoré," it was love at first sight. They were a couple for 12 years and have two sons together, Milan and Sasha. But during the summer of 2022, Shakira split from Piqué after reportedly learning via a jam jar that he was cheating on her with Clara Chia Marti. Shakira has since been extremely focused on her career.
She was recently awarded at Billboard's Mujeres en la Música event on Saturday, May 6, at the Watsco Center in Miami, where she was honored with the woman of the year award. It was her first public appearance since moving to Miami.
"It's true that when I felt most lost, music puts me in the road back to myself," she said, alluding to her public breakup. "But the most important lessons I learned from other women, and for them I wrote what I wrote and I sang what I sang. Because only a woman can love until she's ripped apart; can speak with the most brutal honesty; can sing with anger; dance in ecstasy and be brought to tears with emotion. Only a woman can do that."