The romance between the Puerto Rican actor Osvaldo Ríos and the Colombian singer Shakira in 1997 was one of the most controversial of the moment, considering that when the courtship was made known he was 37 years old and the Barranquillera 20.
After more than two decades, Ríos recalled what the romance with the Colombian artist was like. He did it in the middle of the second season of the reality: The house of the famous.
The actor told the dancer Toni Costa that they even thought about getting married, to such an extent that they even contemplated where they would live. They had a love relationship for a year.
“She was just starting out. Barefoot and I had a whole world to live, when you love someone it is better to set them free and it is the best proof of love that you can give them (…) He had to fly, it was the best thing that happened to him, not to follow me”, said Ríos, who today is 61 years old.
And he added, in reality show quoted above: “With her I was very loyal and faithful, but at that time I was neither loyal nor faithful. Being with one and the other distracts you, it blurs your focus, no one takes away what I’ve danced, but either you calm down or life takes its toll on you as well”.
Piqué told why he has not married Shakira
The Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué and the Colombian singer Shakira have one of the longest-lasting relationships in entertainment worldwide; With 12 years together and two children, they have become an example of stable celebrity couples.
For several years it has been rumored why the couple has not gone to the altar, since, despite being together for so many years, Piqué has never been seen on his knees.
In an interview with the English journalist Gary Neville for his YouTube channel ‘The Overlap’, the soccer player decided to talk about it and cleared up the doubt.
The journalist was talking to him precisely about what his daily routine was like at home and it was at that moment that the question arose as to why they were not married. “I like how we are now. We have two children, we function well as a couple. We don’t need to be married,” Pique said.
Amid the laughter, the journalist asked him if Shakira had ever asked him to propose to her, but he said no, that he had never talked about it. “If I had, I would tell you. I have no problem talking about it, but it is not the case, ”she stated.
In addition, Piqué told what his daily routine is like. “I get up, I take the children to school, I have to be here (in the Barça sports city) at 9:30 am We start training at 11:00, for an hour and a half or two. At 1:00 pm we eat here. And then I have the rest of the day to spend on other things. Business, family, whatever,” he said.
Recently, Shakira also referred to the issue of why she has not married.
The artist, who recently turned 45, met the footballer in 2010, the year in which Spain won the World Cup in South Africa, a match in which Gerard played against the Netherlands as a starter. At that time, the singer was going through one of the best moments in her career thanks to hits like wolf Y the sun rises.
For years it was believed that the couple met during the recording of the World Cup anthem, in which Piqué appears; however, according to statements made by the footballer in an interview with the newspaper L’Sportiu in 2020, clarified that he met Shakira in Madrid shortly before going to South Africa.
“I told him we would meet in the final. She was going to sing the anthem at the closing ceremony and I assumed we would play that game. We lost the first match, but in the end we won, ”she pointed out at the time. Indeed, love arose and the singer initially went to live in Barcelona with him.
In 2017, Shakira confessed to the Italian edition of Vanity Fair that, after the birth of Sasha (his first child), he thought about abandoning his musical career altogether. “I decided that as soon as I was independent enough I would go back to the recording studio, but I didn’t take into account the conflict between my two souls (mother and artist) and the fears that arose. I got stage fright. I was confused, I was tempted to withdraw and to leave everything, ”she mentioned.
But it was her partner Gerard, who motivated her to continue and pursue her dreams. “Gerard unblocked me. He told me loud and clear that he would never allow me to retire from music. ‘You will retire when you no longer have anything to say. And now go outside and do what you know how to do.’ He was right “.