According to the activist singer Barefoot Foundation, “I want reproduction.” “I’m semi-married. My belief that I needed to marry to have children was wrong. Culture gives me tunnel vision. We function together as married couples; no papers are required.

After being with Piqué for a few years, in 2014 she said that she still didn’t think marriage was “a necessary step in a couple’s life.”

You know that we already possess what is essential. she told Glam Belleza Latina. “We are a couple who have an unbreakable bond, love and children. I think that those aspects of our relationship are already established, and marriage is not going to change them. He’s the only one who can get me married if ever. (In that vein, she has referred to herself and Piqué as being “sort of married.”)

In the course of the legal wrangling down the road, it came out that she and de la Rúa had signed a prenuptial-type agreement for unmarried couples that, according to Shakira’s attorneys when they successfully moved to have de la Rúa’s lawsuits dismissed, “expressly manifested their wish to conserve, each separately, the totality of their past, current and future assets.”