It goes without saying that Shakira is one popular celebrity and she has always been, especially since the release of her song “Waka-Waka” which came out in 2010.
For those who don’t know, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, actress, and dancer too. Her songs have always charted at number 1 in different countries all around the globe. Due to her exceptional singing and songwriting skills, she has won several awards including; 7 Billboard Music Awards, 3 Grammy Awards, 6 Guinness World Records, and even 12 Latin Grammy Awards.
In a nutshell, she has always been under the limelight for her performances but when it comes to her love life, not many know about it. Today we’ll be covering it all about Shakira’s husband or whether or not she’s actually married!
Shakira’s Love Life-Gerard Pique
In the entertainment industry, we see this celebrity culture of marrying, breaking up, splitting, and sometimes we’ve even seen the worst divorces. It has become quite common but when it comes to Shakira and Gerard Pique, they’ve always been an inspiration for people who are in love.
Gerard Pique is a famous soccer player and well, we can’t deny the fact that he’s really popular. The best part about Shakira and her husband is that their love life is still going strong even after a decade. They both started dating in the year 2011 and since then they’ve made several public appearances together.
Two years into their relationship, they welcomed their first child Milan and the second one Sasha in the year 2015. What might shock many of you is that they both aren’t married yet because of personal reasons. However, what most people have heard is that Shakira just loves the title of being “the girlfriend” which might be the reason why they haven’t made things official yet.
Gerard Pique’s Net Worth
Now that you know about Shakira and her husband/partner, let’s give you a little sneak peek into his professional life and his net worth as of 2021.
As of now, Shakira’s husband’s net worth is $55 million. Currently, he’s a member of the Spanish football team and previously he has played for the all-famous Manchester United too. As far as his skills are concerned, he’s known as a football legend for his outstanding performances. Moreover, Forbes has placed Gerard on number 19 among the list of the highest earners.
The Age Difference Between Shakira And Gerard
For the fans, one of the best things is that Shakira and Gerard both share the same birthday that’s February 2nd. As far as Shakira and husband’s age difference is concerned, it’s 10 years. Shakira is 10 years older than Gerard but together they look perfect and no one can even tell that they have such a huge age difference.
The Current Status Of Shakira And Her Husband
It’s 2021 and even today they both are happy together in a very loving relationship. Gerard has always been a bit private about his love life but when it comes to Shakira, she likes talking about it. In an interview in 2013, Shakira told the story about how she met Pique;
I think, if you can prove the existence of God, it can only be proven through love. I even had lost my faith for a while. I was becoming agnostic. And it was really hard because I was always very religious, and for a few years, maybe because—it sounds so corny—I was not feeling the love like it was supposed to be, I started to think that there was no God. And suddenly I meet Gerard and the sun comes out.”
Now, as a fan, you’d have several questions about why Shakira isn’t married yet and what’s keeping them from making things official. Well, there’s no clear answer to it and they both know what’s best in their interests. However, some of Shakira’s statements and interviews give a hint that she is the one who doesn’t like getting married. For example, in an interview with 60 Minutes, while promoting her show in 2020, Shakira stated, “I don’t want him to see me as the wife. I’d rather him see me as his girlfriend,” she said, laughing. His lover, his girlfriend. It’s like a little forbidden fruit, you know?” Shakira explained. “I wanna keep him on his toes. I want him to think that anything’s possible depending on behavior.”
This somehow clears the air for many that Shakira wants to stay a “girlfriend” to Gerard. And as far as Gerard’s views are concerned, well he isn’t too public about his love life which makes sense.
Will There Be A Wedding?
Shakira husband and kids are all enjoying a great life for now. It’s been more than a decade and they are living together, running a beautiful family. As far as their marital status is concerned, neither Shakira nor Gerard have mentioned anything about a wedding. They like it this way, they are happy together and most importantly, even after so many years, they are in love. We guess this is what matters the most!
Shakira enjoys her status as a girlfriend in Gerard’s life and Gerard finds himself lucky to wake up next to Shakira every morning. The status as husband and wife really doesn’t matter much to them. So as long as they are happy, we are happy too.
In fact, their love story is quite inspiring, unlike other celebrities who end up getting divorced. The entire culture of changing relationship statuses and marrying, again and again, is becoming quite toxic. At least Shakira and her husband set an example of love that even without marriage, they are working just fine. The fans would love to see a wedding but as of now, Shakira is scared of making things official. So when they both are actually ready for one another, we’ll celebrate then! For now, we are just enjoying the bond they share!