Shakira gave birth to baby Milan this past January, and boy, has she bounced back quickly!
The Voice coach shows off her svelte, trim post-baby body on the cover of Elle's July issue. She also opens up about finding her way as a mom and her relationships with the men in her life—from her fellow The Voice coaches to fiancé Gerard Piqué.
"I'm still trying to figure it out," the 36-year-old Colombian beauty says of figuring out her role as a mother. "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."
Pique certainly thinks she's got a good handle on parenting. "She is the best mom in the world, next to mine. Milan could not have a better mom," he tells Huffington Post Latino Voices. "She is very dedicated, the love and the connection between them is amazing. I learn a lot by her side. Shakira has a very great career, knows a lot and has taught me a lot. She came into my life to transform it and that makes me very happy. She and Milan are my everything."
Shakira explained part of why her and Gerard's love works so well: "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?"
That she has!