Singer Shakira has been making headlines recently, not just for her chart-topping song "Out of Your League," but also for a toy witch that was spotted on her balcony. The photo of the balcony, showing the toy witch, was circulated on Twitter and has sparked speculation about the singer's relationship with her ex-partner, Gerard Pique.
Shakira and Gerard Pique's Relationship
Shakira and Gerard Pique, a Spanish professional footballer, were in a long-term relationship for 11 years and have two sons together. However, last year, the couple announced that they were no longer together.
Pique quickly moved on and started a new relationship, while Shakira focused on her music career. After their breakup last year, Shakira opened up about the aftermath of their split. "It's hard to talk about it, especially because I'm still going through it," she told Elle in September.
"And because I'm in the public eye and because our separation is not like a regular separation. And so, it's been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult." However, she's found comfort within her craft.
"I think everyone has their own processes or their own mechanisms to process grief or stress or anxiety," she shared. "We all go through stuff in life. But in my case, I think that writing music is like going to the shrink, only cheaper.
It just helps me process my emotions and make sense of them. And it helps me to heal."
Witch on Shakira's Balcony
Recently, a photo of Shakira's balcony surfaced on Twitter, showing a toy witch that was believed to have been placed there by the singer.
Reports began to circulate that the toy witch was a carefully placed message directed at Pique's mother, Montserrat, who still lives on the same street as Shakira. "Shakira has reportedly put up a witch mannequin on her balcony facing her ex-mother-in-law’s house, while her Bizarrap session can be heard blasting on repeat at full volume.," the post read.
Pique's mother Montserrat noticed the witch doll on Shakira's balcony.
Shakira has reportedly put up a witch mannequin on her balcony facing her ex mother-in-law’s house, while her Bizarrap session can be heard blasting on repeat at full volume. pic.twitter.com/fIE30Za9S9 — Pop Base (@PopBase) January 14, 2023
Local media reports that she asked Shakira's staff to turn the witch around so that it was not facing directly toward her house. Journalist Marc Leirado said he heard a few weeks ago that Shakira had placed a witch on her balcony, a move that worried Pique's mother, who feared she was performing a ritual.