Post her tumultuous separation from renowned soccer player Gerard Piqué, international sensation Shakira has been grappling with another challenging phase in her life. Her mother, Nidia Ripoll, was recently hospitalized due to a blood clot in her leg, raising concerns about her health.
Debunking Rumors and Confirming Conditions
Multiple Spanish news outlets initially reported that Ripoll had suffered a heart attack. However, Telemundo later clarified that she was in fact afflicted by venous thrombosis.
The same media outlet also reassured that Nidia is no longer in danger. Colombia's El Heraldo newspaper revealed that Ripoll was admitted to the hospital last Friday under "urgent" circumstances but is now "out of danger" and is anticipated to be discharged soon.
Life Transitions and Relocation Plans
Earlier this month, news broke that Shakira planned to move to Miami with her two sons, Milan, 10, and Sasha, 8, whom she shares with ex-partner Gerard Piqué. The relocation was scheduled for April after the former couple reached a custody agreement.
Initially, the Colombian artist intended to move from Barcelona to Florida with her sons in January, but the plan was postponed. Journalist Laura Fa shared with a publication, "What we're being told today is that she's got a scheduled date to move there which would be April 1.
If everything pans out, she wants to go on that date." Lorena Vasquez, another journalist, added, "This is information we're receiving from the former couple's closest circle. The only obstacle would be the health of Shakira's father, and it's been well-documented that his health is a little bit complicated at the moment.
Shakira's idea is to take advantage of the Spring Break in the States to be able to travel to Miami with her sons so they could start their classes when the children there come back to class." Following her split from Spanish ex-footballer Piqué, Shakira has primary custody of her two children.
The pair confirmed their separation in a joint statement last May. After the breakup, Shakira is said to be determined to resettle in the Sunshine State with her sons, joining some of her extended family members already residing there.