Shakira Debunks Jam Jar Cheating Rumor About Ex Piqué

Shakira opens up about personal struggles and new beginnings.

by Zain ul Abedin
Shakira Debunks Jam Jar Cheating Rumor About Ex Piqué
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In a recent candid conversation with The Sunday Times, Colombian music icon Shakira addressed the whirlwind of speculation surrounding her separation from former partner Gerard Piqué, specifically debunking a peculiar rumor involving a jar of jam as the catalyst for uncovering his alleged infidelity.

The globally renowned "Hips Don’t Lie" artist firmly dismissed the tale, stating, "Not true," thereby quashing the fan-fueled theory that has made rounds on social media. The celebrated pair, who had been together for over a decade, announced their breakup in June 2022, ending their 11-year relationship that produced two sons, Milan, aged 11, and Sasha, aged 9.

Following their split, Piqué, a former professional soccer player, was quickly linked romantically to Clara Chia Marti. Amid these personal upheavals, Shakira released "Te Felicito" in collaboration with Rauw Alejandro, a song and music video that seemingly hinted at the dissolution of her relationship with Piqué.

The video, featuring Shakira rummaging through her refrigerator, fueled speculation among fans and media alike regarding the discovery of Piqué and Marti's affair.

Shakira's Jam Rumor Clarified

This speculation was further amplified during Shakira's appearance on the U.K.

television show "This Morning" in May 2022, where she metaphorically referred to searching for "the truth" in her fridge, a statement that was widely interpreted as a veiled reference to her personal tribulations. Rumors intensified following a report by the Spanish TV show Socialite, which suggested Shakira stumbled upon evidence of Piqué's infidelity when she noticed a discrepancy in her jam consumption—a peculiar detail given neither Piqué nor their children favored the jam in question.

Despite the persistence of these rumors, Shakira's interview with The Sunday Times offered a glimpse into her resilience and dedication to love over her career. She recounted the sacrifices made for Piqué's soccer career, highlighting the depth of her commitment to their relationship.

Shakira is on the cusp of releasing her new Spanish-language album, "Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran" (Women No Longer Cry), through Sony Latin. She describes the album as a journey of transformation, channeling pain, frustration, anger, and vulnerability into creativity, productivity, passion, and resilience.

This body of work represents Shakira's process of rebuilding herself amidst personal challenges, with music serving as the cohesive force in her healing and self-discovery.