Shakira says she's in 'survival mode' after finding out ex Gerard Pique 'betrayed her' while dad was in ICU
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Shakira said she was in “survival mode” after her split from Gerard Pique.
The pair had been together for 11 years before their breakup and had two children together, Milán, 10, and Sasha, 8. However, World Cup winner Pique has since started a new relationship with Clara Chia Marti.
Some 14 months after the split, Shakira told Billboard magazine: “I feel like a cat with more than nine lives; whenever I think I can’t get any better, I suddenly get a second wind.
“I’ve gone through several stages: denial, anger, pain, frustration, anger again, pain again.
“Now I’m in a survival stage. Like, just get your head above water. And it’s a reflection stage. And a stage of working very hard and when I have time with my children, really spend it with them.”
Speaking to People en Español, Shakira had previously claimed she was "betrayed" by Pique shortly after her father, William Mebarak Chadid, ended up in hospital after a nasty fall.
The Hips Don’t Lie hit-maker explained: "He went to Barcelona to console me after I was consumed with sadness because of my separation.
"While he was at Milan’s first communion, he was gravely injured in an accident. Everything happened at once.
"My home was falling apart. I was finding out through the press that I had been betrayed while my dad was in the ICU.
"The man I have loved the most in my life, my father, was leaving me when I needed him the most.
"I couldn’t talk to him, or go to my best friend for the advice I needed so much."
On her father, Shakira added: "He has overcome COVID once, two accidents, one pneumonia and five surgeries - all of this at 91 years of age, in less than six months.
"My dad is the biggest example of resilience, and my mother has been by his side day and night. They have both been a reflection of that dream that didn't come true for me."
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