Inside Shakira’s Open Relationship: The Key Details


The open relationship movement’s sails have certainly benefited from the relationship winds of celebrity romances. That’s a fancy way of saying that many celebrities are in open relationships, which is normalizing the open relationship perspective through pop culture.

Add Shakira to the list of celebrities who seem to be, at the very least, experimenting with the benefits of open relationships.

Shakira is one of the most iconic, influential, and impactful world-renownded singer, songrwiter, dancer, and philanthropist. Her Colombian roots are always deeply present in her art.

But now it seems that the “Hips Don’t Lie” star, famous for her infusion of belly dancing in her shows and videos, partakes in open relationships.

Shakira and Barcelona and Spain national team player, Gerard Piqué, were reportedly involved in an open relationship prior to their dramatic break up. Last June, the couple called it quits after 11-years together. Reports have surfaced that Piqué wasn’t faithful to Shakira. However, many reports claim the couple was involved in an open relationship for at least a few years prior to the break up. Given the status of their relationship, many of Pique’s confidants were perplexed by Shakira’s accusations.

‘The footballer’s entourage was surprised by Shakira’s statement,’ Avilés added. ‘He has been annoyed to find out from the press.’ 

‘He was surprised by the statement, because the one who takes the initiative is her.’

Shakira has relocated to Miami with full custody over their children, Milan and Sasha.

Her brief statement read: ‘We regret to confirm that we are parting ways. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.’

Its difficult to say what exactly went wrong with the couple, however, open relationships are bound by boundaries, mutual respect, and communication. An open relationship that’s built on the simple idea of “you do what you want, I do what I want, we don’t talk about it,” doesn’t embrace any of those concepts and is predisposed to fail. We aren’t claiming to know that’s what happened, only making the point.

This news puts on further display that people in high places continue to experiment with open relationships as a way to improve their dating and marriage lives. But the success of an open relationship hinges on both parties passion and work ethic.