Shakira Opens Up About Juggling Pop Stardom and Single Motherhood

Shakira has given us several amazing hits since the start of 2023, and she’s showing no signs of stopping – but that’s not her only accomplishment. The Colombian singer is also a single mom of two, and she recently admitted it’s an uphill battle to raise them on her own.

Shakira has two sons – the seven-year-old Sasha and nine-year-old Milan – with her ex-husband Gerard Piqué. Following their very publicized split last year, she did everything in her power to conceal the situation from her kids and protect them from constant gossip.

Shakira discussed motherhood in a recent interview with Billboard and admitted that being a single mom and being a pop star aren’t compatible. She has to juggle a lot of things at once, but her kids will always be a priority.

“When you don’t have a husband who can stay home with the kids, it’s constant juggling because I like to be a present mom and I need to be there every moment with my children: take them to school, have breakfast with them, take them to playdates. And aside from that, I have to make money,” she explained.

Even though single motherhood and stardom don’t always mix well together, Shakira enjoys giving her sons a glimpse at her showbiz life from time to time. She recently brought them as her plus-ones to the MTV VMAs, where she received the Lifetime Achievement Video Vanguard Award.