Shakira Calls Out Ex Gerard Piqué For ‘Dragging’ Her Down Before Split: ‘Now I’m Free’

Shakira is not mincing her words when it comes to her ex Gerard Pique. The Colombian singer was on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday to talk about her new album and candidly told the comedian why it took her seven years to release it. “I’ve been putting out music here and there, but it was really hard for me to put together a body of work,” she said. “I didn’t have time. It was the husband factor. Now I’m husband-less. Yeah, the husband was dragging me down. Now I’m free. Now I can actually work.” Shakira and Gerard announced their split in June 2022 after 12 years together. During that time the pair welcomed two sons—11-year-old Milan and 9-year-old Sasha. While talking to Jimmy, Shakira also revealed the empowering meaning behind her album title, “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran,” which translates to “women no longer cry.”