In a blog entry posted on her website, the 33-year-old Colombian singer said that she and Antonio have been separated since August, but are first coming public about it now.
“Since August 2010, we made a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship,” she wrote. “Throughout this time we have continued to work together hand in hand, have remained close and have kept the details absolutely private until now.”
However, this separation is not permanent. “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,” Shakira said.