— Page Six (@PageSix) January 9, 2023
Pop diva Shakira learned one of the basic laws of chump physics this week: It’s always worse than you know.
This blog is full of examples.
They were just holding hands at Bible study in the Motel 8. It was a 7-year affair.
She’s never met him. She’s pregnant with his kid.
He broke it off, years ago. Why are you punishing him by bringing this up? It never ended. He just hid it better.
Shakira’s intrepid fans made an interesting discovery — reviewing a 2021 Zoom interview with Gerard Pique, they discovered his “new” girlfriend Clara Chia Marti in the background.
Is this a wrinkle in the time-space continuum? Does Gerard Pique have early onset dementia after too many football hits to the head? Perhaps he forgot boffing his Chia pet in Shakira’s home. Or Claravoyent Chia Seed is just that forgettable.
Page Six is told that Shakira is “devastated” after her eagle-eyed fans spotted her ex Gerard Pique‘s new girlfriend, Clara Chia Marti, in a zoom interview he did from home back in 2021.
It was shot at the home he shared with Shakira, and they were supposedly “happily together” at the time, we’re told.
A source told us that the “Hips Don’t lie” singer is “devastated to learn that this woman clearly felt at home in the house they shared with their children.”
Shakira was away traveling with their children when he conducted the zoom interview, but “they were very much still together at that time. It’s devastating for her to learn that this affair had been going on for a lot longer than she imagined,” the insider added.
In an interview she gave to Elle magazine in September, she discussed how she put her career in second place for Pique and moved to Barcelona.
I had lived my entire existence as an artist, traveling non-stop, going to different places around the world, touring, doing shows, promotion, building schools in Colombia, and recording in different countries around the world. Even for the first few years of my relationship with Gerard and when I had my first son, Milan. I took him with me everywhere from the time he was 2 months old. I even remember breastfeeding him constantly on the set of The Voice.
Once Milan started school, at the end of 2014, I knew that my constant travel and nomadic existence had to be put on the back burner and my career had to be put in second gear. I knew that when he started school I had to settle down, plant roots in Barcelona, and be there for him and for Gerard and then later on for Sasha as well. As a soccer player, he wanted to play football and to win titles and I had to support him. I mean, one of the two of us had to make a sacrifice, right?
And so, one of the two had to make that effort and that sacrifice. And I did it. I put my career in second gear and I came to Spain, to support him so he could play football and win titles. And it was a sacrifice of love.
It goes to show, even global superstars eat shit sandwiches.
For those women like me who believe in values like family who had the dream, the big dream of having a family forever, to see that dream broken or shredded into pieces is probably one of the most painful things that you can ever go through. But I think that women, we are resilient. You know, we have this resiliency that is just innate in all of us. And we are meant to nurture and to take care of those who depend on us. So you ask me how I manage this. And I just manage, I guess, reminding myself that I need to become an example for my kids, that I need to be what they want, what I want them to become.
I know people like Shakira, or recent chump actress Toni Collette, probably have publicists telling them to take the high road. They don’t have the luxury of losing their shit. (I suppose none of us do really, especially those in custody battles.) That leaves Shakira’s fans to wonder.
And read between the politesse and further investigate this “new girlfriend” shit.
It’s always worse than you know.