Colombian superstar Shakira has announced that she is leaving her beloved Barcelona to embark on a “search for happiness” as she and her children, Milan, 10, and Sasha, eight, prepare to move to Miami. The “Whenever, Wherever” singer confirmed the news in a heartfelt Instagram statement, shared in both English and Spanish.
In her post, Shakira expressed her gratitude to the people of Barcelona, where she had made a home for her family in search of stability. The singer mentioned that they are now seeking the same stability in another part of the world, surrounded by family, friends, and the sea. She thanked her friends in Barcelona for their support and her Spanish audience for their love and loyalty.
This major life change for the 46-year-old artist comes in the wake of her highly publicized divorce from Gerard Piqué, the father of her children. The couple ended their 12-year relationship last year. Piqué, a former football player and ex-Barcelona centre-back, is now 36 years old.
Shakira recently released a song, “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” which has been described as a “diss track” mocking Piqué and his new 23-year-old girlfriend, Clara Chia. The singer has said that the track was a cathartic way of expelling her pain over their split.
In a recent interview with Barcelona-based radio station RAC1, Piqué admitted to having listened to the song but declined to comment further. He emphasized that his primary concern is the happiness and well-being of his children and that he maintains a close relationship with them.
As Shakira and her family embark on this new chapter in their lives, fans around the world wish them happiness and success in their pursuit of a fresh start.