Shakira Survives Duel, Admits Emotional Dependence on Men

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Shakira has opened up about her struggles with emotional dependence on men in a candid tell-all interview, admitting that she has ‘survived a duel’ in the wake of her split from long-term partner Gerard Pique.

The 43-year-old singer, who has been in a relationship with the Spanish footballer since 2011, revealed that she has been ‘emotionally dependent on men’ in the past, but is now ‘stronger’ and ‘more independent’.

Speaking to Spanish magazine Hola!, Shakira said: ‘I have survived a duel. I have been emotionally dependent on men, but now I am stronger and more independent.’

The Colombian star, who has two sons with Pique, also revealed that she has been ‘working on her self-esteem’ since the split, and is now ‘more aware’ of her own worth.

‘I have been working on my self-esteem, which is something that I have neglected in the past,’ she said. ‘I am more aware of my worth and I am more confident in myself.’

Shakira and Pique announced their split in January 2021, after almost a decade together. The couple had been living separately for some time, with Shakira based in Barcelona and Pique in Madrid.

The singer has since been focusing on her music career, releasing her latest album ‘El Dorado’ in 2017. She has also been busy with her charity work, and is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Shakira’s tell-all interview comes after she recently opened up about her split from Pique in an emotional Instagram post.

‘Life sometimes has a way of teaching us lessons that we didn’t expect to learn,’ she wrote. ‘I’m grateful for the years we shared and the beautiful family we created together.’

The singer also thanked her fans for their support, saying: ‘I thank you all for your understanding and respect for our privacy at this time.’

Shakira’s candid interview is a reminder that it’s possible to come out of a difficult situation stronger and more independent. Her story is an inspiration to anyone who has ever felt emotionally dependent on someone else.