Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on 2 February 1977 and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia.
She is a Colombian singer known for her musical dexterity and is often referred to as the “Queen of Latin Music”.
The Colombian superstar rose to fame mostly in Hispanic countries with her albums Pies Descalzos (1995) and Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998).
She made inroads into the English-language market with Laundry Service, which was her fifth album in 2001. This album sold well over 13 million copies globally.
Her name Shakira is feminine of Shakir which is Arabic for grateful. She was raised a catholic and attended a catholic school.
Shakira is reported to have a very high Intelligence Quotient (IQ), some saying it is near 140.
The Colombian singer is the most awarded Latin singer of all time, having won 333 awards from 732 nominations, including 3 Grammy Awards and 12 Latin Grammy Awards.
Shakira Husband: Are Shakira And Piqué Still Married?
Due to the public affection shown by Shakira and Pique, many fans across the world assumed that they were married.
The reality, however, is that they have never been illegally married, the two have only been partners all this while.
The relationship between them however seems to be fraying.
The ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer fell in love at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with the professional footballer.
Pique has been spotted back in Barcelona’s Muntaner bachelor home, though it seems things aren’t idyllic between the two right now.
El Periodico reported that Pique has been seen by several neighbours entering and exiting the building several times over the past week.
He is also reported to have been enjoying Barcelona’s nightlife with his friend Riqui Puig, and his group of friends.
According to the report, Pique is not living in the marital home because Shakira caught him with another woman.
According to El Periodico, this is why Shakira and Pique have decided not to be together for the moment. However, it also suggests that Pique’s partying is a bit out of control.
Pique and her friend were joined by other women and partied until the early hours of the morning.
Pique has also vanished from Shakira’s social media. The singer frequently posting photos of them in the past, but the last time she did was in March.