Shakira, the singer, has slammed Clara Chia, the new girlfriend of her ex-partner Gerard Pique, and revealed that she is now stronger as a result of their split.
The “Waka Waka” crooner disclosed in an interview with Enrique Acevedo that she found out that Pique was cheating on her when she noticed that someone had eaten a jar of strawberries while she was away.
Shakira also expressed regret for buying into the story that a “woman needed a man to be complete.”
“I bought that story, that a woman needed a man to complete herself. I also had that dream of a family where the children had a mum and dad under the same roof. You don’t achieve all your dreams in life but life has a way of compensating you and I think life has certainly done it with me with the marvellous two children I have who fill me with love every day. I’ve always been emotionally quite dependant on men, I’ve fallen in love with love, and I think I’ve been able to understand that story from another perspective and today I am sufficient on my own.’’
The 47-year-old singer said she has become stronger for her children, Milan, 10, and Sasha, 7.
“When a woman has to face life’s battles she comes out stronger. Now paradoxically I feel complete because I depend on myself and I have two children who depend on me and that means I have to be stronger than a lioness.That strength comes out of experiencing a painful loss, of accepting it, of tolerating a frustration, of understanding that life doesn’t always bring us what we want.There are dreams that are broken and you have to pick up the little pieces from the ground and put yourself together again, and also be an example to my children.’’
It remains to be seen if Pique will react to her comments.