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Shakira announces she is leaving Barcelona as she jets out with her two sons as she plans Miami move

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Apr 3, 2023
Shakira announces she is leaving Barcelona as she jets out with her two sons as she plans Miami move

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Shakira took to Instagram on Sunday to bid farewell to Barcelona after deciding to move away with her children and parents to start a new life – after her split from Gerard Pique.

The singer-songwriter, 46, posted an image of the Barcelona skyline with a lengthy caption in Spanish. 

The Whenever, Wherever songstress wrote, ‘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.

‘Today we begin a new chapter in the search for their happiness. 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.’

The Columbian-born singer, referred to as the ‘Queen of Latin Music,’ continued, ‘Thanks to everyone who encouraged me there, dried my tears, inspired me and made me grow.

Goodbye Barcelona: Shakira took to Instagram on Sunday to confirm she is leaving Barcelona for good and starting a new period in her life. She is pictured with her two sons who she shares with her ex Gerard Pique who she had a complicated split from

Goodbye Barcelona: Shakira took to Instagram on Sunday to confirm she is leaving Barcelona for good and starting a new period in her life. She is pictured with her two sons who she shares with her ex Gerard Pique who she had a complicated split from

Goodbye Barcelona: Shakira took to Instagram on Sunday to confirm she is leaving Barcelona for good and starting a new period in her life. She is pictured with her two sons who she shares with her ex Gerard Pique who she had a complicated split from

Once on the plane, she shared an image inscribed, 'But things are not always as we dream them to be. 'Sometimes we run but we don't arrive. Never doubt that I will be here...'

Once on the plane, she shared an image inscribed, 'But things are not always as we dream them to be. 'Sometimes we run but we don't arrive. Never doubt that I will be here...'

Once on the plane, she shared an image inscribed, ‘But things are not always as we dream them to be. ‘Sometimes we run but we don’t arrive. Never doubt that I will be here…’

‘Thanks to my Spanish audience who have always covered me with their love and loyalty. For you only see you later and as my father said so many times, see you in the curves! ❤️,’ wrote Shakira.

The brunette bombshell was spotted at the Barcelona airport on Sunday with her two sons as she fled to an undisclosed location and will not return ahead of her move to Florida.

Catalan daily El Periodico described it as her ‘final goodbye’ as the family will continue to Miami to start their new life there. 

Shakira cut a casual figure as she made her way through the airport with extensive luggage, opting for a stylish denim ensemble.

She looked great in jeans and a matching jacket over a blue top with shades. 

Shakira styled her long honey tresses in loose waves and chose a typically glowing makeup look.

She was seen hugging someone before making her way through to departures.

Her sons Milan, ten, and Sasha, eight, looked sporty in their ensembles as they joined their mother at the airport.

Once on the plane, she shared a shot of the wing inscribed, ‘But things are not always as we dream them to be.

‘Sometimes we run but we don’t arrive. Never doubt that I will be here…,’ she wrote over the image. 

Out of here: Shakira was joined by her two sons as she jetted out of Barcelona airport on a family holiday on Sunday after her split from Gerard

Out of here: Shakira was joined by her two sons as she jetted out of Barcelona airport on a family holiday on Sunday after her split from Gerard

Out of here: Shakira was joined by her two sons as she jetted out of Barcelona airport on a family holiday on Sunday after her split from Gerard

Moving on: Spanish media said the singer-songwriter left the Catalan capital around midday for an undisclosed location and will not return ahead of her move to Florida

Moving on: Spanish media said the singer-songwriter left the Catalan capital around midday for an undisclosed location and will not return ahead of her move to Florida

Moving on: Spanish media said the singer-songwriter left the Catalan capital around midday for an undisclosed location and will not return ahead of her move to Florida

Change: Catalan daily El Periodico described it as her 'final goodbye' as after the holiday they will continuing to Miami for the start of their new life there

Change: Catalan daily El Periodico described it as her 'final goodbye' as after the holiday they will continuing to Miami for the start of their new life there

Change: Catalan daily El Periodico described it as her ‘final goodbye’ as after the holiday they will continuing to Miami for the start of their new life there

Goodbye: She was seen giving someone a huge warm hug before making her way through to departures

Goodbye: She was seen giving someone a huge warm hug before making her way through to departures

Goodbye: She was seen giving someone a huge warm hug before making her way through to departures

Ensemble: Shakira cut a casual figure as she made her way through the airport with extensive luggage, opting for a stylish denim outfit

Ensemble: Shakira cut a casual figure as she made her way through the airport with extensive luggage, opting for a stylish denim outfit

Ensemble: Shakira cut a casual figure as she made her way through the airport with extensive luggage, opting for a stylish denim outfit

News of her departure followed earlier reports that Shakira’s ex Gerard had been left furious after being given days’ notice by the artist that she was heading to Miami later this week so their children could start school there on April 11.

Spanish showbiz website Vanitatis reported on Friday that the singer-songwriter would be leaving Barcelona to start her new life in the States with her parents and sons before the end of this coming week.

Overnight Shakira experts Lorena Vasquez and Laura Fa, who regularly report on the mum-of-two for Catalan newspaper El Periodico, said the artist’s lawyer Pilar Mane had told Pique’s lawyer Ramon Tamborero in a formal announcement she was leaving definitively.

They said Shakira had phoned the former Barcelona defender to confirm the news.

They also claimed the two boys would start school in Florida on April 11, identifying the educational center as Miami Country Day, which is just north of the city and has a reputation as one of the best private schools in for children their age.

Neither of the couple’s lawyers could be reached for comment.

Pique was said to be furious and in the dark still about exactly which day they will be flying to the States.

Fa and Vazquez said: ‘He is very annoyed because he has been told with very little time.

‘He disagrees with the children not finishing the school year in Barcelona.’

April 11 is the day US school kids return to classes after spring break.

The Barcelona-based journalists had identified April 1 as the date Shakira would leave Spain with her children after suspending earlier plans to travel at the start of the year because of the poor health of her 91-year-old dad William Mubarak.

That was before her mum Nidia Ripoll was hospitalized in the Catalan capital after a blood clot was found in her leg.

Shakira and Pique, who split last May after 11 years together, confirmed in November that they had reached an agreement after a protracted negotiation which came to a head with a marathon 12-hour meeting with their lawyers. They signed the accord at a court in Barcelona the following month.

Family: Her sons Milan, ten, and Sasha, eight, looked sporty in their ensembles as they joined their mother at the airport

Family: Her sons Milan, ten, and Sasha, eight, looked sporty in their ensembles as they joined their mother at the airport

Family: Her sons Milan, ten, and Sasha, eight, looked sporty in their ensembles as they joined their mother at the airport

Pretty: Shakira wore her long honey tresses in loose waves and opted for a typically glowing makeup look

Pretty: Shakira wore her long honey tresses in loose waves and opted for a typically glowing makeup look

Pretty: Shakira wore her long honey tresses in loose waves and opted for a typically glowing makeup look

Oh no: News of her departure followed earlier reports Shakira's ex Gerard had been left furious after being given days' notice by the artist that she was heading to Miami

Oh no: News of her departure followed earlier reports Shakira's ex Gerard had been left furious after being given days' notice by the artist that she was heading to Miami

Oh no: News of her departure followed earlier reports Shakira’s ex Gerard had been left furious after being given days’ notice by the artist that she was heading to Miami

Letting him know: They said Shakira had phoned the former Barcelona defender to confirm the news

Letting him know: They said Shakira had phoned the former Barcelona defender to confirm the news

Letting him know: They said Shakira had phoned the former Barcelona defender to confirm the news

As part of the agreement Pique, now dating 24-year-old Catalan beauty Clara Chia, will spend holiday time with his children.

Shakira’s wish to move to Miami, where she used to live and part of her family are based, is understood to have been the principal sticking point in the former couple’s previous failure to strike an out-of-court settlement.

The artist, who has relatives and several close friends in Miami, owns a POUNDS 14 million mansion in the city she is said to have put up for sale in 2018 before removing it from the market a few months ago.

Late last month Spanish media claimed Shakira may have found love with a new man in Miami.

News website OK Diario said it had been told the 46-year-old mum-of-two met the mystery man several months ago before she penned her latest diss song targeting Pique and his new girlfriend Clara Chia.

The former Barcelona defender’s relationship with Clara Chia, who has just turned 24, emerged shortly after he and Shakira announced their split.

The singer-songwriter performed her diss track with Argentinian DJ Bizarrap, in which she fires poisoned darts at Pique and his new girlfriend, on the Jimmy Fallon late-night show last month. She went on to talk about her break-up with the former footballer.

Pique said in a subsequent interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais he was ‘very happy’ following the dramatic changes in his life which have included the split with Shakira and retirement from football.

He also shut down a question about Shakira in the interview but added: ‘Each parent has the responsibility to try to do the best for their children.

‘It’s about protecting them. That’s the work of all parents with their children. That’s what I’m focused on and that’s my job as a father.’

Pique’s lawyer said in February, in his first public comments about the couple’s divorce negotiations: ‘They have made a great effort for the good of their children, making sure they weren’t the protagonists.

‘Both of them have shown great intelligence.’

In a surprise interview with respected Catalan daily La Vanguardia, 74-year-old father-of-two Mr Tamborero admitted of the talks that resulted in the agreement: ‘It required seven months of negotiations.

‘The agreement was complex and required preparatory meetings.

‘And the decisive reunion before the signing lasted 13 hours.’

Shakira will have to return to Barcelona for a £12 million tax fraud trial but no date for the trial has yet been set.

Cross: Pique was said to be furious and in the dark still about exactly which day they will be flying to the States

Cross: Pique was said to be furious and in the dark still about exactly which day they will be flying to the States

Cross: Pique was said to be furious and in the dark still about exactly which day they will be flying to the States

Feud: Fa and Vazquez said: 'He is very annoyed because he has been told with very little time 'He disagrees with the children not finishing the school year in Barcelona'

Feud: Fa and Vazquez said: 'He is very annoyed because he has been told with very little time 'He disagrees with the children not finishing the school year in Barcelona'

Feud: Fa and Vazquez said: ‘He is very annoyed because he has been told with very little time ‘He disagrees with the children not finishing the school year in Barcelona’

Tense: Shakira and Pique, who split last May after 11 years together, confirmed in November they had reached an agreement after a protracted negotiation which came to a head with a marathon 12-hour meeting with their lawyers

Tense: Shakira and Pique, who split last May after 11 years together, confirmed in November they had reached an agreement after a protracted negotiation which came to a head with a marathon 12-hour meeting with their lawyers

Tense: Shakira and Pique, who split last May after 11 years together, confirmed in November they had reached an agreement after a protracted negotiation which came to a head with a marathon 12-hour meeting with their lawyers

Difficult: As part of the agreement Pique, now dating 24-year-old Catalan beauty Clara Chia, will spend holiday time with his children

Difficult: As part of the agreement Pique, now dating 24-year-old Catalan beauty Clara Chia, will spend holiday time with his children

Difficult: As part of the agreement Pique, now dating 24-year-old Catalan beauty Clara Chia, will spend holiday time with his children

Challenge: Shakira’s wish to move to Miami, where she used to live and part of her family are based, is understood to have been the principal sticking point in the former couple’s previous failure to strike an out-of-court settlement

Challenge: Shakira’s wish to move to Miami, where she used to live and part of her family are based, is understood to have been the principal sticking point in the former couple’s previous failure to strike an out-of-court settlement

Challenge: Shakira’s wish to move to Miami, where she used to live and part of her family are based, is understood to have been the principal sticking point in the former couple’s previous failure to strike an out-of-court settlement

Home: The artist, who has relatives and several close friends in Miami, owns a POUNDS 14 million mansion in the city she is said to have put up for sale in 2018 before removing it from the market a few months ago

Home: The artist, who has relatives and several close friends in Miami, owns a POUNDS 14 million mansion in the city she is said to have put up for sale in 2018 before removing it from the market a few months ago

Home: The artist, who has relatives and several close friends in Miami, owns a POUNDS 14 million mansion in the city she is said to have put up for sale in 2018 before removing it from the market a few months ago

Good: Late last month Spanish media claimed Shakira may have found love with a new man in Miami

Good: Late last month Spanish media claimed Shakira may have found love with a new man in Miami

Good: Late last month Spanish media claimed Shakira may have found love with a new man in Miami

Relationship: News website OK Diario said it had been told the 46-year-old mum-of-two met the mystery man several months ago before she penned her latest diss song targeting Pique and his new girlfriend Clara Chia

Relationship: News website OK Diario said it had been told the 46-year-old mum-of-two met the mystery man several months ago before she penned her latest diss song targeting Pique and his new girlfriend Clara Chia

Relationship: News website OK Diario said it had been told the 46-year-old mum-of-two met the mystery man several months ago before she penned her latest diss song targeting Pique and his new girlfriend Clara Chia

Upset: The former Barcelona defender’s relationship with Clara, who has just turned 24, emerged shortly after he and Shakira announced their split

Upset: The former Barcelona defender’s relationship with Clara, who has just turned 24, emerged shortly after he and Shakira announced their split

Upset: The former Barcelona defender’s relationship with Clara, who has just turned 24, emerged shortly after he and Shakira announced their split

Pain: The singer-songwriter performed her diss track with Argentinian DJ Bizarrap, in which she fires poisoned darts at Pique and his new girlfriend

Pain: The singer-songwriter performed her diss track with Argentinian DJ Bizarrap, in which she fires poisoned darts at Pique and his new girlfriend

Pain: The singer-songwriter performed her diss track with Argentinian DJ Bizarrap, in which she fires poisoned darts at Pique and his new girlfriend

Good for you: Pique said in a subsequent interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais he was 'very happy' following the dramatic changes in his life

Good for you: Pique said in a subsequent interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais he was 'very happy' following the dramatic changes in his life

Good for you: Pique said in a subsequent interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais he was ‘very happy’ following the dramatic changes in his life

Silence: He also shut down a question about Shakira in the interview but added: 'Each parent has the responsibility to try to do the best for their children'

Silence: He also shut down a question about Shakira in the interview but added: 'Each parent has the responsibility to try to do the best for their children'

Silence: He also shut down a question about Shakira in the interview but added: ‘Each parent has the responsibility to try to do the best for their children’

Words: He said: 'It’s about protecting them. That’s the work of all parents with their children. That’s what I’m focused on and that’s my job as a father'

Words: He said: 'It’s about protecting them. That’s the work of all parents with their children. That’s what I’m focused on and that’s my job as a father'

Words: He said: ‘It’s about protecting them. That’s the work of all parents with their children. That’s what I’m focused on and that’s my job as a father’

Trial: She has denied any wrongdoing after being charged with six counts of tax fraud prosecutors say she committed between 2012 and 2014

Trial: She has denied any wrongdoing after being charged with six counts of tax fraud prosecutors say she committed between 2012 and 2014

Trial: She has denied any wrongdoing after being charged with six counts of tax fraud prosecutors say she committed between 2012 and 2014

Back: Shakira will have to return to Barcelona for a £12 million tax fraud trial but no date for the trial has yet been set

Back: Shakira will have to return to Barcelona for a £12 million tax fraud trial but no date for the trial has yet been set

Back: Shakira will have to return to Barcelona for a £12 million tax fraud trial but no date for the trial has yet been set 

Making a change: Spanish showbiz website Vanitatis reported on Friday the singer-songwriter would be leaving Barcelona to start her new life in the States (pictured together as a family in 2020)

Making a change: Spanish showbiz website Vanitatis reported on Friday the singer-songwriter would be leaving Barcelona to start her new life in the States (pictured together as a family in 2020)

Making a change: Spanish showbiz website Vanitatis reported on Friday the singer-songwriter would be leaving Barcelona to start her new life in the States (pictured together as a family in 2020)

New romance: Gerard and his new girlfriend Clara have been on the receiving end of his ex's barbs in diss songs the Colombian beauty has released since their break-up last year

New romance: Gerard and his new girlfriend Clara have been on the receiving end of his ex's barbs in diss songs the Colombian beauty has released since their break-up last year

New romance: Gerard and his new girlfriend Clara have been on the receiving end of his ex’s barbs in diss songs the Colombian beauty has released since their break-up last year

She has denied any wrongdoing after being charged with six counts of tax fraud prosecutors say she committed between 2012 and 2014.

A source close to the singer said of her decision to move to Miami before the end of the school year, in quotes published by Catalan daily El Periodico: ‘Milan and Sasha have good grades and the teachers don’t see it as a problem.

‘The decision has been very carefully considered and Shakira feels very calm about things after the schools raised no objections.

‘If it was going to affect them negatively in any way, she wouldn’t have taken the decision to go to Miami now.’

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