Shakira doesn’t lose tears for her ex. On Friday, January 27, Shakira shared a cryptic Instagram post that appeared to be a response to her ex Gerard Pique going Instagram official with his new girlfriend, Clara Chia Marti, on January 25. In her post, the “Hips Don ‘t Lie” singer shared a video of herself dancing with her and DJ Bizarrap’s new single, “BZRP Music Session #53.”
The singer captioned the post with a play on a line from the song, which addresses her split from Pique. “Las mujeres ya no lloran las mujeres bailan merengue!” she captioned her post in Spanish. In English, the phrase translates to “Women don’t cry anymore, women dance merengue!”
“#53” is a searing breaking anthem that includes some major digs at Pique. “You left me in-laws like my neighbors/The media at my doorstep and in debt,” she sings. “You thought you hurt me, but you made me stronger / Women don’t cry anymore, they take it.” She also says she was out of her ex’s league.
Shakira and Pique first announced their split in June 2022. At the time, the couple, who share two sons (Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7), released a joint statement which read, “We “We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, which is our highest priority, we ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you for your understanding.”
Since then, the split has gotten messy with rumors that a jar of jam played a part in Shakira finding out Pique was cheating on her, and Shakira confirming that it’s been difficult to deal with her breakup in the public eye. “It’s really hard to talk about it personally, especially since this is the first time I’ve addressed this situation in an interview,” she told Elle in September 2022.
“I stayed quiet and just tried to take it all in,” she continued. “Uh, and yeah, it’s hard to talk about it, mostly because I’m still going through it, and because I’m in the public eye and because our separation isn’t like a regular separation. And so it has been difficult not only for me but also for my children. Incredibly difficult. I have paparazzi camping outside in front of my house 24/7.
Shakira added, “Sometimes I just feel like it’s all just a bad dream and I’m going to wake up at some point. But no, it’s real.”