Following those messy infidelity rumours, Shakira appeared to be criticising her ex-boyfriend Gerard Piqué in scathing lyrics

Before announcing their separation in June of last year, Shakira and Gerard—who are parents to two kids—had been dating for 11 years.

They issued a joint statement to E! News in which they stated, "We regret to confirm that we are parting ways."

Shakira said that the specifics were "very hard to talk about" in an interview with Elle because she was genuinely "living through it."

Since I'm still dealing with it, I'm in the public eye, and our separation is not like a typical split

Shakira released many incisive lyrics that seemed to relate to Gerard shortly after the infidelity claims surfaced.

Jordi Martin, a photographer and journalist, made the public accusation that Refaeli frequently travelled to meet Gerard in the early stages