Shakira Speaks on New Album & Gerard Pique Relationship

"The Voice" Top 5 Elimination at NBC Universal Studios on June 11, 2013

Shakira, who is soon to release a new album, has spoken on her son Milan and partner Gerard Pique. The singer and ‘The Voice’ judge comments that her son has taught her how to live more simply because she needs to be there for him so regularly:

 ”Well I think he’s taught me, in general, he’s taught me how to simplify because he requires me most of the time. So I have to kind of learn how to be a little more direct with my own work, with the way I tackle my work.”

On Gerard, Shakira says they are very similar and also very compatible which is why they get on so well. They also want the same things for their lives:

“We’re very much alike. We’re so similar. Our personalities are so similar we don’t understand how we get along so well, being so similar. We’re so compatible. We want the same things, we like the same things, we hate the same things. We’re so passionate the same way, we need passion the same way.”

Opening up on her new album, Shakira knew it would take some time to create and in the end it was 2 years in the making even though her manager said at the time that it would only take 2 months:

 ”I remember when I met my manager he said, ‘We’re going to do this album in two months.’ And I started laughing and said, ‘You don’t know me Jay. This is going to be two years,’ and that’s exactly what it took.”

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