When it was first announced that Shakira was dating Barcelona football star Gerard Pique, most people's first reaction was surprise. It wasn't a couple that you naturally thought of together, but the more time they have spent together, they more they proved people wrong. Now, Shakira covers the latest issue of Elle Magazine, and explains how she too was very taken back by her initial feelings for Pique.
She explains, "I know he’s the one person who is with me not because of any interest other than the love that unites us. There’s nothing I can offer him beyond my womanhood — does that word exist in English?”
She adds, "For a few years … I was not feeling the love. Suddenly I meet Gerard and the sun comes out. He has his own world and that’s actually one of the healthiest things about the relationship."
Shakira's was very busy these last few months, juggling judging duties for 'The Voice' as well as being a mother to her newborn son, Milan. However, she's publicly thanked Pique for being there for her whenever she's needed him, and has said that she wouldn't be able to get through the next year without him. It's great to finally see a couple in Hollywood that's open about their relationship and believes that it's for the better.