Yes, Shakira is free to move to Miami with her sons after a heated custody battle with her ex-partner, FC Barcelona soccer star Gerard Piqué. The two have reportedly agreed on joint custody, meaning Shakira will retain sole custody of the children. It's believed that the two will continue to share parental custody and have agreed that their boys will grow up in Miami.
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Shakira has had an incredible journey on her way to becoming one of the most successful and beloved musicians of our time. From her humble beginnings in Barranquilla, Colombia, she has conquered the music industry, selling millions of albums and captivating audiences around the world.
Her journey has taken her from Barranquilla to Barcelona to Miami and beyond, and it's not just her career that has grown and flourished. Along the way, Shakira has also become a mother to two beautiful sons, whom she has integrated into her life and travels.
Let's take a closer look at the incredible journey of Shakira and her sons.
A Closer Look at Shakira's Custody Battle and The Impact on Her Family
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In 2022, Shakira's world became a real roller coaster of emotions - not only was she facing a heartbreaking breakup with Gerard Piqué, but her beloved father was also suffering from health problems. To make matters worse, the Spanish tax authorities also threw a spanner in the works by issuing a default summons for fraud.
In any case, it was an unforgettably difficult year for her.
After lengthy negotiations between lawyers in Spain in mid-December 2022, major Spanish media reported that the Colombian superstar's request to move to Miami was accepted as part of the resulting custody agreement.
According to the court order, Shakira is the legal guardian of the children and Piqué can visit them whenever he wants - a sobering reminder that he's on the outside looking in.
The amazing agreement gave everyone involved hope for the boys Milan and Sasha, who are nine and seven years old respectively, as they can flourish in this sunny cultural city with its excellent bilingual educational institutions. Not to mention that it paves the way for Shakira's rise in the music industry - Miami is a great platform!
Shakira's House in Miami
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The Colombian has owned an impressive Miami mansion on exclusive North Bay Road since 2001, where her beloved maternal family also lives. Sources close to Shakira stated that the children will move from Barcelona to Miami with their mother in 2023, after Christmas 2022.
Shakira doesn't have to start from scratch in Miami. She's surrounded by her family and good friends and has already secured this luxury house that will now be her home and that of her offspring.
Although the house was purchased 20 years ago for what was said to be a hefty sum of $2.5 million, it was recently appraised at an incredible value of over ten million dollars!
The spectacular villa on a cliff with breathtaking views of the sea is 750 square meters and spreads over two floors in an area of almost 2000 square meters.
The gleaming white walls of the minimalist house seem to reflect memories of her and Piqué's former life together in the Esplugues de Llobregat house in Barcelona - there's an air of doom in the air.
The End of a Cycle and the Beginning of a New One
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa was a life-changing event for Shakira. Piqué won with the Spanish team, while Shakira triumphed with her song Waka Waka - This Time for Africa. Unbeknownst to them, the World Cup tournament created an unbreakable bond between the two that would soon become a powerful thing of love and joy.
Ever since their blossoming love affair caught the public's interest, rumors kept coming - but even though she was married to Antonio de la Rúa, the relationship between Shakira and her new love wasn't confirmed until 2011.
But Shakira is determined to channel the energy of the problems and difficulties and show us all how great her talent and unwavering strength are. Miami Beach is a fantastic city to live in, so I trust that 2023 will be the year she gloriously triumphs!