The celebrity relationship curse has struck again, and this time its victims are Shakira and fiance Antonio de la Rua. The news in it itself is sad, but what makes it worse is that they were together for a little more than a decade. Shakira herself got onto her blog to explain the situation, writing, “During our almost 11 years together we have loved each other deeply, taken care of each other and stood by one another…However, since August 2010, we made a mutual decision 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.”
The privacy is what’s got us thinking (and confused). In 2009, Shakira spoke to Rolling Stone and told them, “My body feels like it is asking to reproduce, to have a huge belly and carry babies.” That seemed like a positive omen in the relationship, but we guess a lot can change in a year-and-a-half. Luckily, there’s a bit of a silver lining here. Shakira has also written that the split is quite possibly “temporary”, stating, “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.” We don’t know whether that’s been added as a panacea to her fans, or whether they really mean they might get back together. All we know is that an open door is always a good thing!
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