Viral Photo: Shakira Poses with Ex-Mother-in-Law Amidst Friendly Relations with De la Rúa Family

Medellin, Colombia – A viral photograph on social media has caught the attention of many, showing renowned singer Shakira alongside her ex-mother-in-law. However, this is not Gerard Piqué’s mother, Montserrat Bernabeu, but Inés Pertiné Urien, the mother of Antonio de la Rúa, whom Shakira dedicated songs to during their relationship. The picture also includes Gabriela Vaca Guzmán, Shakira’s ex-sister-in-law, who was in a relationship with Antonio’s brother, Aíto de la Rúa. Although the exact date of the photo is uncertain, the light-hearted caption above the smiling trio reads “Next to our beloved ex-mother-in-law”.

Shakira’s romantic journey intertwined with the de la Rúa family’s when she began dating Antonio in January 2000, while Aíto started a relationship with Gabriela around the same time. Despite both couples eventually separating from the sons of former Argentine president Fernando de la Rúa, Shakira and Gabriela developed a friendship that endured over the years.

After ending her relationship with Antonio, Shakira embarked on a new chapter with Piqué, while Gabriela married banker Jorge Brito. However, their bond remained strong, with Shakira attending Gabriela’s wedding in November 2011 in Uruguay.

Even after the end of her relationship with Antonio in 2011, Shakira maintained a special connection with his parents. When Fernando passed away on July 9, 2019, the singer paid tribute to him on Instagram, expressing her solidarity with the family that had embraced her as a daughter for a decade. Alongside a photo of her with Fernando, she wrote a heartfelt message, describing him as a friend with a deep and humble soul.

Shakira’s relationship with Antonio’s parents remains strong, but her connection with Piqué’s parents has become strained since her separation from the soccer player in June 2022. Despite the ups and downs in her personal life, Shakira continues to cherish the enduring relationships she has built, proving that bonds can remain even after the end of romantic partnerships.