Shakira Put Her ‘Career on Hold’ for Ex Gerard Piqué

Nearly two years after her split from soccer player Gerard Piqué — and a year since the disappearance of one infamous strawberry jam jar — Shakira is making clear just how much she sacrificed to be with the athlete who is “faithful” only to himself.

In a new interview with the Sunday Times published Saturday, Shakira took a trip down memory lane, parsing her now fizzled-out relationship with the Barcelona footballer.

The 47-year-old met the soccer star on the set of her music video for “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” back in 2010, and the pair later had two children together: now 11-year-old Milan and 9-year-old Sasha. In order to make their relationship work, Shakira has said she uprooted her life to move to Spain, spending a decade in a new city to provide her children with “stability” as their dad made his Barcelona employer the center of their lives.