Shakira and her boyfriend/manager of 11 years, Antonio de la Rua, separated back in August. An unknown fact until they announced the breakup on Shakira’s website.
During our almost 11 years together we have loved each other deeply, taken care of each other and stood by one another. They have been the most wonderful years of our lives, and thanks to that love and the respect that we share for one another we have been an exceptional couple and partners.
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.
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.
Antonio continues to oversee and conduct my business and career interests as he has always done. We move forward as partners, developing projects together, working hand in hand and in close communication. Our friendship and understanding of one another is unwavering and indestructible.
We would like to advise that we will not be giving interviews or making more statements with respect to this matter and we appreciate in advance your understanding and respect during this sensitive time in our lives.
Shakira and Antonio
This begs the question, if no one knew anything about it until they put out a statement, does anyone care? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound? If I slap Kim Kardashian on the ass and her bodyguard has his head turned, will I still get my ass kicked? The last one is a really important question.
Regardless, the two were spotted in Paris yesterday “maintaining their business relationship.” By which I mean, they totally got a hotel room and “did it.”