Who is Shakira’s husband?

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They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. If that’s the case, then Shakira is beloved all across the globe. Her iconic voice and distinct sound have made her a legend in the music industry and a go-to on karaoke nights. While she might be known to many as just Shakira, she recently shared on Instagram that she also goes by a few other names, such as She Wolf, Coach, and Owner of Truthful Hips, among others. Whatever we decide to call her, there’s no denying the legacy the 45-year-old Colombian artist has created. 

Shakira’s likability comes from her ability to stay grounded in her musical roots while also appealing to the broader commerciality of pop music. It’s a fine line to walk, but she’s done it flawlessly since her rise to fame in the 2000s with her hit “Whenever Whenever” and subsequently “Hips Don’t Lie.” Since then, she’s sold over 80 million records worldwide and become the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time. 

Even after all these years, she’s remained in the spotlight, becoming a coach on the NBC singing competition The Voice in 2013 and stealing the 2020 Super Bowl with her halftime performance alongside J-Lo. She is undoubtedly a global superstar and, as they say, behind every global superstar is a supportive partner cheering them on. So who’s cheering on Shakira? 

Who is Shakira’s husband?

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This may come as a surprise, but Shakira is not actually married. She’s been with soccer superstar Gerard Piqué for over 12 years, but the two never officially tied the knot. They met on the set of Shakira’s “Waka Waka” music video back in 2010 and have remained together ever since ⏤ a rarity in the entertainment industry. If you look closely, you’ll see Gerard in the background:

Piqué is a decorated soccer player who has his fair share of gold medals, but his best win yet was ending up on the set of “Waka Waka,” where he met and fell in love with the Queen of Latin herself. Shakira was not a soccer fan and had therefore never heard of Piqué prior to meeting him, which makes their love story all the sweeter. The pair has gone on to expand their family with the birth of their firstborn, Milan, in 2013 followed by Sasha in 2015.

Why isn’t Shakira married to Gerard Piqué?

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The choice to stay unmarried is a complicated decision, but it’s become more and more common in recent years. Probably the biggest name to tout the advantages of staying unmarried is Oprah Winfrey, who has been with her man, Stedman Graham, for over 30 years without ever being married. Like Oprah, Shakira believes her relationship with Piqué is sacred with or without a marriage certificate. As she told Nicki Swift:

“We already have what’s essential, you know? We have a union, a love for each other, and a baby. I think that those aspects of our relationship are already established, and marriage is not going to change them.”

If you look up Shakira’s name on the internet, you’ll discover that the Arabic translation is “thankful.” At 45 years old with a beloved partner and two healthy kids, we believe that Shakira has a lot to be thankful for.