Despite being a worldwide singing sensation, Shakira’s most important role is that of a mom to her two sons, Milan and Sasha, whom she shares with former partner, Gerard Piqué. While she was protective of her boys when they were younger, she now shares their athletic fun and motherly love on Instagram as they grow older. Shakira and Gerard met in 2010 while filming the music video for “Waka Waka,” the official song for the World Cup in South Africa, and publicly announced their relationship in March 2011. Milan was born in January 2013 in Barcelona, where Gerard plays for FC Barcelona, and Sasha arrived two years later. Shakira describes having children as a “new dimension of love” that has forced her to be more disciplined with her schedule. Although she and Gerard recently confirmed their split, Shakira remains a loving and hands-on mom who takes pleasure in cheering on her boys at martial arts tournaments, surfing with them, and giving them plenty of cuddles.
In November 2022, Shakira took a sweet selfie with her son Milan following his baseball team’s impressive performance as runners-up in their tournament.
Shakira treated her boys to a fun day out at a Los Angeles Dodgers game on August 1, 2022, before the team’s game against the San Francisco Giants. She expressed gratitude to the Dodgers for making her children feel comfortable in an Instagram photo caption.
On July 9, 2022, the musician posted a snapshot of her children Milan and Sasha with her father, William Mebarak Chadid, on social media. In the caption, the singer expressed gratitude to her father for teaching them to rise after every setback and expressed confidence that he would do so again. Unfortunately, the singer’s father suffered cognitive damage in a fall that occurred in June.
On Mother’s Day in May 8, 2022, Sasha and Milan gave Shakira a sweet kiss on her cheeks in a photo that was captured beautifully. In the caption, Shakira expressed how one kiss from her kids can cure all her tiredness and make her happy to keep fighting for them. It was truly heartwarming to see this loving moment between a mother and her children.
According to a proud Shakira, competing is never easy, but she loves seeing her sons gain confidence and overcome the fear of competition, regardless of their age. In a December 2021 photo, she shared how sweet it was to watch the Miami Heat win while having a hugs and kisses session with her son, Sasha. In August 2021, Shakira enlisted her sons as dancers in a TikTok video to J. Balvin’s “In Da Getto.” She also shared a photo of Sasha with a hip new haircut in March 2019, commenting on how fast he was growing up. During Christmas 2018, the family shared a loving photo together, wishing everyone happy holidays. They also attended a game between the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers in December 2017, with Sasha on Shakira’s lap and Milan on Gerard’s. Finally, in December 2016, Shakira visited the Pies Descalzos College in Barranquilla, Colombia, holding onto Milan’s hand.