The Voice coach, Shakira, is dating a soccer player by the name of Gerard Pique. The two of them have been inseparable since they began dating. “He’s very territorial” she admits. However, she doesn’t seem to be bothered by it. She has gone on to say that she enjoys the fact that he wants to protect his territory.
Shakira is the mom of one and has stopped doing videos with shirtless men in them simply because Pique has asked her not to do it. She has commented that it’s “more than implied” in the relationship that she isn’t able to do the videos that she has been accustomed to doing – such as when she did her video years ago “Hips Don’t Lie”.
According to People Magazine, Shakira gets permission to do the Rihanna video from her boyfriend. Her controlling boyfriend wants to make sure he maintains control over the situation. Therefore she has to ask whether she can do certain videos or not. He has allowed girl videos, but she knows not to ask about doing a video with a man.
The romance between Shakira and Gerard Pique is no secret. She has decided to post multiple pictures of her romantic getaway with him. They took a vacation to Hawaii and photos were shared. Huffington Post even includes photos of them leaning in for a smooch as they are paragliding.
It’s undecided as to whether the Rihanna video is actually better than doing a video with a man simply because it can get a little raunchy at times. At one point in the video, Shakira and Rihanna are stroking each other while smoking on cigars.
It’s possible that her territorial boyfriend is going to get in the way of her career. She recently recorded a country song with Blake Shelton, who is a fellow coach on the Voice. She had to ask Pique if it was okay. She commented to People that she was “so scared” that he was going to tell her no. He did give her the pass to do the song with him, but it’s unclear as to whether they will be able to do a video for the song simply because of Pique’s “no men” rule in the music videos.
Shakira may be okay with the controlling aspects of her boyfriend, but Blake Shelton may seem a bit threatened by it all. He should be able to make a music video with the person who sang in the song with him. Time will tell as to whether Pique “allows” it to happen.
The Voice coach, Shakira, has a controlling boyfriend who is a professional soccer player. He is so controlling, she has to get permission to do music videos.