Shakira & Boyfriend Split After 11 Years
Shakira announced today that she and her longtime boyfriend Antonio de la Rua have split up after more than a decade of being together. She wrote on her blog, “During our almost 11 years together we have loved each other deeply, taken care of each other and stood by one another. They have been the most wonderful years of our lives.”
The singer noted, however, they mutually decided to break up in August “to take time apart from our romantic relationship. Throughout this time we have continued to work together hand in hand, have remained close and have kept the details absolutely private until now.”
Shakira added, “We view this period of separation as temporary and as a time of individual growth as we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives. Antonio continues to oversee and conduct my business and career interests as he has always done. We move forward as partners, developing projects together, working hand in hand and in close communication.”
Are you surprised by their split? We were too! However, here at Gossip Cop we are glad this was an amicable split and that the two will remain friends to focus on their own careers.