Five months after the stars announced their breakup, a source tells E! News that the "Hips Don't Lie" singer and the soccer pro have signed a custody agreement "that's best for kids" Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7. According to the insider, as part of the agreement, Shakira and their sons will be moving to Miami—where her maternal family resides—after spending the last eight years in Barcelona.
As the family prepares for more change, Shakira, 45, and Gerard, 35, remain on the same page when it comes to their sons. "Our sole objective is to provide our children with the utmost security and protection," the former couple shared in a joint statement to E! News, "and hope that they can continue with their lives in a safe and calm environment."
Shakira and Gerard—who recently announced his retirement from soccer—confirmed their breakup in June after 11 years together. "We regret to confirm that we are parting ways," they told E! at the time. "For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy."
In September, Shakira detailed the difficult aftermath that came with the demise of their relationship. "I've remained quiet and just tried to process it all," she told Elle. "It's hard to talk about it, especially because I'm still going through it, and because I'm in the public eye and because our separation is not like a regular separation. And so it's been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult."
"I have paparazzi camping outside, in front of my house, 24/7," she added. "And there's not a place where I can hide from them with my kids, except for my own house. You know, we can't take a walk in the park like a regular family or go have an ice cream or do any activity without paparazzi following us. So it's hard."
At the time, Shakira said she was still struggling to come to terms with the breakup. "Sometimes I just feel like this is all a bad dream and that I'm going to wake up at some point," she shared. "But no, it's real."
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