Shakira, the internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, is making headlines once again as rumors of her budding romance with British race track driver Lewis Hamilton continue to circulate. The news broke exclusively through PEOPLE Magazine, revealing that Shakira and Hamilton are in the early stages of dating and enjoying their time together. According to a source close to the couple, they are currently in the “getting to know you” phase, characterized by lightheartedness and flirtation. The speculations gained traction after Shakira’s recent appearance at the F1 Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, where Hamilton competed and secured an impressive second place. It is reported that the two spent quality time together following the race, further fueling the rumors.
Their connection appears to extend beyond the racetrack, as they were seen sharing a delightful dinner and drinks in the company of friends, including Daniel Caesar, Fai Khadra, and Mustafa. A photo from the outing, shared on social media by one of the friends, captured Hamilton’s arm casually draped around Shakira’s waist, sparking even more interest in their alleged romance. This came after Shakira and Hamilton, along with their group of friends, enjoyed a relaxing boat outing in Miami following their attendance at the 2023 Grand Prix. If the rumors are indeed true, this would mark Shakira’s first public relationship since her breakup last year with Gerard Piqué, a retired soccer star.
“In all truth, what Lewis does is unparalleled, all the politics at play, nothing like his position has ever existed, and surely not with the grace he holds it in” – Mustafa the Poet via IG story ? pic.twitter.com/EIqTDePInA— Sir Lewis Hamilton Updates (@SirLewisUpdates) June 4, 2023
Shakira and Piqué, who were together for 11 years, announced their split in June 2022, sending shockwaves through their fan base. Following the breakup, Piqué went Instagram official with his new girlfriend, Clara Chia Marti, a 23-year-old. Shakira and Piqué share two sons, Milan and Sasha, and their separation came during a challenging period for Shakira. Alongside personal struggles, she has been embroiled in a legal battle with the IRS over alleged tax evasion, facing potential repercussions that include eight years in prison. However, Shakira maintains her innocence and believes the accusations to be false.
In an interview with Elle Magazine, Shakira expressed her determination to fight for her freedom and assert her innocence against the IRS allegations. She firmly stated that she did not spend 183 days per year in the country as claimed and that she promptly paid all the owed taxes even before the lawsuit was filed. Moreover, Shakira emphasized that she sought guidance from one of the world’s leading tax specialist firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to ensure compliance with tax regulations. She remains confident that she conducted her affairs transparently and correctly from the beginning.
Shakira, born on February 2, 1977, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and dancer. With her unique blend of Latin, pop, and rock music, she has become one of the most successful artists in the world. Known for her captivating stage presence and signature belly dance moves, Shakira has won numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. From chart-topping hits like “Whenever, Wherever” and “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” to her philanthropic efforts, she has left an indelible mark on the music industry. Shakira is also recognized for her advocacy work and dedication to empowering children through education. Her talent, charisma, and enduring popularity have solidified her status as a global icon.