Shakira Shares Why She’s Moving Away From Barcelona With Her and Gerard Piqué's 2 Kids

After spending nearly nine years in Barcelona, Shakira has confirmed that she and her sons—who she shares with ex Gerard Piqué—are moving elsewhere in search of "happiness." See what else she said.

By Kisha Forde Apr 03, 2023 11:59 AMTags
Watch: Shakira Announces She's Leaving Barcelona With Her Kids

Shakira is ready to start over wherever amid her latest chapter.
After spending nearly nine years in Barcelona, the singer—who shares sons Milan, 10, and Sasha, 8, with ex Gerard Piqué—confirmed that she and their kids are leaving Spain to settle closer to loved ones. Their move to Miami comes almost exactly 10 months after Shakira and the former soccer player announced their breakup.

"I settled in Barcelona to give my children stability, the same that we are now looking for in another corner of the world next to family, friends and the sea," the musician wrote in an April 2 Instagram post, via translation. "Today we start a new chapter in the pursuit of their happiness."

Shakira went on to reflect on her experiences, adding, "Thanks to everyone who surfed so many waves with me there in Barcelona, ​​the city where I learned that friendship is undoubtedly longer than love. Thank you to everyone who has been there to cheer me up, dried my tears, inspired me and made me grow."

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The "Hips Don't Lie" singer concluded her message with a shout-out to her supporters. "Thanks to my Spanish audience," she wrote, "who have always wrapped me in their love and loyalty."

Shakira's announcement comes four months after a source confirmed to E! News that the "Wherever, Whenever" singer, 46, Gerard, 36, signed a custody agreement "that's best for the kids," with the trio moving to Miami—where her maternal family lives.

Amid the latest chapter in their personal lives, both Gerard and Shakira agreed their goal is to always put their kids first.

"Our sole objective is to provide our children with the utmost security and protection," the former couple shared in a joint statement to E! News in November 2022, "and hope that they can continue with their lives in a safe and calm environment."

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