Shakira and Tom Cruise made headlines when they were spotted talking on the balcony of the Formula 1 race in Miami. The Colombian singer, who recently accepted the inaugural Billboard Woman of the Year award, arrived at the event with her son, Milan, and the trio was later seen talking in the gallery area.
Cruise, known for his affiliation with the Church of Scientology, skipped King Charles' coronation to attend the race, making his appearance alongside Shakira a topic of discussion among fans. The video of their interaction sparked jokes and speculation about a potential relationship between the two celebrities.
Shakira Accepts the Inaugural Billboard Woman of the Year Award
In her acceptance speech for the Billboard Woman of the Year award, Shakira reflected on the past year, which she described as a time of "seismic change" in her life.
The singer hinted at her recent split from Gerard Pique and addressed rumors of infidelity that plagued their relationship. “This has been a year of seismic change in my life where I’ve felt more than ever — and very personally — what it is to be a woman,” she said.
Shakira spoke of the importance of self-love and acceptance, saying, “But there comes a time in the life of every woman where she no longer depends on someone else to love and accept herself just as she is,” said Shakira. “A time when the search for someone else is replaced by the search for oneself”.
“A time when the desire to be perfect is replaced by the desire to be authentic, and where finding someone who is faithful is less important than being faithful to ourselves”. The singer concluded her speech by thanking her mother and friends, and giving a shout out to all women. "Thank you for this recognition, and I share it with those incredible women I call 'sisters' who have taught me so much because they understand their own vulnerability, but also their own strength," she said.