News hit the web and airwaves yesterday of the end of longtime rocky romance between Columbian bombshell and Latin Grammy winner – Shakira and her beau of 11 years and manager Antonio de la Rua – son of ousted Argentine president, reports the Huffington Post.
de la Rua’s daliances with other women while out and about on the town are little shock to many an editor who have been inconvenienced to the point of having to repeatedly pull newly surfaced stories of yet another notch due to de la Rua’s attorneys fast acting purchases – buying out the rights to candid photos of him and his indiscretions.
Last instance RTnM can attest to dates circa 2007, where the photos in question, shot in NY, were rumored to have been scooped – post circulating – for a sum in the mid-five figure range.
Shakira released a letter to El Pais as well as her blog on the split, which reads:
During our almost 11 years together we have loved each other deeply, taken care of each other and stood by one another. They have been the most wonderful years of our lives, and thanks to that love and the respect that we share for one another we have been an exceptional couple and partners.
However, since August 2010, we made a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship. Throughout this time we have continued to work together hand in hand, have remained close and have kept the details absolutely private until now.
We view this period of separation as temporary and as a time of individual growth as we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives.”
We wish the hip shaking Shakira all the best on finding another love that can meet her impending needs to procreate.