Shakira ‘Knew’ Heartbreak Would ‘Hurt’ After Gerard Pique Split

Shakira and Gerard Pique
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As ShakiraNavigate her ongoing breakup Gerard Piqué, the musician has seemingly addressed how she’s coping.

“I never said anything but it hurt. I knew this would happen,” the “Hips Don’t Lie” songstress, 45, wrote in Spanish via Instagram on Saturday, October 8. Shakira also included footage of Shakira reaching for an anatomical model heart and a man walking past it, along with a cryptic caption. The audio contained heartbeat sounds.

Although the Colombian native has not commented further on the meaning of her caption or the trampled heart, many social media users have shared their theories through her replies.

“Anyone [notice the]Detail in the background I think that’s her trying to grab the heart before it gets stepped on,” one Instagram follower commented.

Others speculated Shakira may have written a new song about her breakup with soccer star, 35. “How much about dedicating songs to that man? 🤷🏻 ♀️He doesn’t deserve it,” another social media user replied. “Better turn the page and line the talent towards topics of overcoming, hope, faith and resilience!”

The “She Wolf” artist and the FC Barcelona athlete announced their separation in June after 12 years together.

“We regret to confirm that we are separating,” the now-exes — who share sons Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7 — wrote in a joint statement at the time. “For the wellbeing of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy.”

Shakira has been open about how she dealt with the breakup.

“This is really hard to talk about personally, especially as this is the first time I’ve ever addressed this situation in an interview,” the former Voice Mentor said Elle In an interview published last month. “I’ve remained quiet and just tried to process it all. … It’s hard to talk about it, especially because I’m still going through it, and because I’m in the public eye and because our separation is not like a regular separation.”

She added at the time: “It’s been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. It was extremely difficult. … I’ve tried to conceal the situation in front of my kids. I try to do it and to protect them, because that’s my number one mission in life. But then they hear things in school from their friends or they come across some disagreeable, unpleasant news online, and it just affects them, you know?”

The Kosmos founder, for his part, has not publicly addressed the former couple’s breakup but has since been linked to Clara Chia.