Shakira on why she'll never be too skinny
Shakira might have worked hard to lose her baby weight post-pregnancy, but it wasn't due to any pressure from boyfriend, Gerard Piqué! In the latest issue of Glamour, the 36-year-old singer says she no longer worries about any criticism she might get over her size--especially since her guy likes her just the way she is!
"My man, Gerard, prefers meat over bone. He doesn't like too skinny," Shakira told the magazine. "That takes pressure off." Those two are seriously just the cutest celebrity couple ever!
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Shakira goes on to say that she pretty much hasn't stopped working since the arrival of her son, Milan, in January 2013. "I already have a lot to worry about. This month I'm not exercising because I have an album to finish and I have a baby. And I like these pastries in front of me," she said.
Though I doubt Shaki has really sworn off all exercise this month (I mean, just look at how absurdly fit she is!), I love that she maintains such a relaxed and laid-back attitude when it comes to fitness. Of course, it's important to exercise and stay healthy, but it's also equally as important to not feel constant pressure to look a certain way or meet a specific standard. And clearly, that approach is working for her. She looks more gorgeous than ever!
Besides, she's right. She does have a lot of better things to worry about, including releasing her new CD with her soon-to-be-released single featuring Rihanna, Can't Remember to Forget. "Working with her was utopia," Shaki said of collaborating with the popstar. "She's the sexiest woman on the planet. And at the end of the day, we're both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves." EEK! Is anyone else as excited as I am about this? I thought the duet was a great idea when I first heard about it, but now I really can't wait to hear it!
One thing's for sure: with the release of new music and a return to The Voice this season, 2014 is going to be Shakira's year!