Shakira has left Barcelona with her two sons and parents to start a new chapter together outside of Spain.
Taking to Instagram on Monday morning, Shakira shared a scenic photo alongside a goodbye note written in Spanish. “I settled in Barcelona to give my children stability, the same we are now looking for in another corner of the world next to family, friends and the sea. Today we start a new chapter in the pursuit of their happiness,” she wrote.
Shakira’s decision comes almost 10 months after her messy split from former FC Barcelona player Gerard Pique in June 2022. Reportedly, the Waka Waka singer planned to leave the city in January to settle in Milan, but the date was pushed back due to her father William Mebarak Chadid’s declining health.
“Thank you to everyone who surfed alongside me with so many waves there in Barcelona, the city where I learned that friendship is certainly longer than love. Thank you to everyone who has been there to cheer me up, dried my tears, inspired me and made me grow. Thank you to my Spanish audience who have always wrapped me in their love and loyalty. For you just see you later and as my father said so many times, see you around the curves! ❤️” the Hips Don’t Lie singer also wrote, hinting towards her broken relationship and the ordeal she had to go through in the past year.
Shakira also shared a photo of the view outside her plane on her Instagram story, writing another note in Spanish. “But things are not always as we dreamed them. Sometimes we run but we never get there. Don't doubt that I'll always be here,” the note reads.
The 46-year-old singer had first acknowledged her split with Pique and the reason behind it in a collaboration with rapper Bizzarp on January 12 this year. She released a breakup song dissing Pique and talking about how he cheated on her with Clara Chia Marti.