Shakira Says She’ll Be Trying To Figure Out Motherhood For The Rest of Her Life

Shakira talks music, motherhood and more in the new issue of ELLE magazine.


"The Voice" mentor shares what it's like working alongside Adam Levine and Usher and also dishes on her relationship with soccer star Gerard Pique

On Her experience as a new mother:  “I’m still trying to figure it out.  And I have a feeling I will try to do the same for the rest of my life.  Some people put it like it’s very idyllic, some people put it like it’s a torturing experience, but it’s not quite one thing or the other.  It’s like life – it  comes with everything.”

On her co-workers, the male coaches on The Voice:  “In general, I think I’ve treated the boys with mercy.”

On her relationship with Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique:   “He has his own world and that’s actually one of the healthiest things about the relationship.  I know that he’s the one person who is with me not because of any interest other than the love than unites us.  There’s nothing I can offer him beyond my womanhood – does that word exist in English?”

On her music and what’s next:   “I have no idea of where I want to go musically, but I’m fine that way.  I don’t need to remain faithful to any concept, you know.”




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