Idoamebo reports that Shakira, a Colombian music artist, made her first public statement following her breakup with Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.
Over the course of their 12-year relationship, the couple had two children.
The 45-year-old singer was candid about how difficult life has been as her relationship with the 35-year-old Pique has fallen apart in the cover story for Elle magazine’s October issue.
She said: “Oh, this is really hard to talk about personally, especially as this is the first time I’ve ever addressed this situation in an interview.
“I’ve remained quiet and just tried to process it all. Um, and yeah, it’s hard to talk about it, especially because I’m still going through it, because I’m in the public eye, and because our separation is not like a regular separation.
“And so it’s been tough not only for me but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult.”