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Shakira: Why I’m So Open About My Personal Life

03/04/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Shakira April Latina Magazine Courtesy Latina

Gerard Piqué may play soccer now but if things go according to Shakira‘s plan, he will one day be head coach of his own team.

The new mom tells Latina that the couple’s son, 13-month-old Milan, will hopefully be a big brother — sooner rather than later.

“If it weren’t because of my music projects, I would be pregnant already,” she says in the magazine’s April issue. “I would love to have eight or nine kids with Gerard — my own [soccer] team.”

And it seems as if convincing Piqué won’t be a problem. The Voice coach, 37, says the two don’t need to compromise much, considering they are the perfect match.

“We want the same things, we like the same things, we hate the same things,” she says. “I have never been with someone so passionate in my life.”

Shakira adds, “He’s with me because he wants to be with Shakira the person, not the celebrity. There’s real love, there’s no ulterior motives.”

Opening up about her personal life is nothing new for the singer, who shared much of her pregnancy — and continues to post photos of her family — with her fans through social media.

“When you have a baby, when you feel his love, you feel so at peace with the world. You just want to share the good news and share how happy you feel,” Shakira explains.

“I have so many people out there that celebrate with me when they know that I’m happy … In a way I feel supported and, in a very strange way, accompanied through life.”

And with her fans’ support extending to her son, the proud mama looks forward to the day he can return the favor.

“They express so much love for Milan, so much affection,” she says. “I can only hope that as he grows up, he learns how to give that love back to all of those people that give him so much every day.”

– Anya Leon

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Lotte on

“I would love to have eight or nine kids with Gerard – my own soccer team.” You’d think the significant other of a soccer pro would know by now a team consists of 11 players, not 8 or 9?

All jokes aside, 8 or 9 is awfully optimistic when you’re 37, unless she means to adopt instead of conceive…

pj on

Shakira is so beautiful and so down to earth. A gorgeous family too ! Love her on The Voice.!

sam on

Damn that woman is beautiful.

DC on

She is so down to earth. This is a rare and wonderful guality to have these days. Do not let anyone change you.

May on

where did her arm go ???? did they accidently photoshop it out ? Her hand looks disjointed, broken, out of place.

She is beautifl as is. No need for retouching.

Mai on

The fact that she spent 11 years of her life with someone who was only dating her because of her celebrity status makes it really easy to understand why she shares so much… Its the first time she experiences real love and it was a perfect fit from the start! I love them both so much, keeping it real in a place like Hollywood aint easy!

Lorena on

Shakira is so down-to-earth and not full of herself like other celebs who are all: I never want to post pics of my kids because it’s my private life and thinks that everyone in the world is out to get them. She willingly shares pics of her super cute baby so her fans can join in on her enthusiasm about being a mom, that’s wonderful!

rona on

She is one amazing woman and I have the most respect for her. She is amazing on the voice and seems like the kind of person you would want to have in your life.

Anonymous on

I absolutely ADORE her. You get a sense of “real”…and I believe her to be.

suzee on

absolutely love Shakira! Pure class and no pretense. Refreshing!!

K. on

Oh Shakira, Shakira, Shakira…Gone are the days when you used to sing proudly in Arabic. You made your millions and now you’re making soft porn for a music video with your bleached hair and that rear end of your which you keep grinding against walls for some reason. NEXT!

Juli on

Shakira is a beautiful person, a beautiful soul and has such an amazing and gorgeous family. I love her and Gerard together, they seem so thrilled to have found each other and built this little family.

Anonymous on

Lotte- I’m thinking that she just meant she’d like several kids. I doubt she actually expects to have eight or nine. :)

Matt on

I absolutely ADORE HER!!! not only is she the most amazing singer and performer ever, she is also the sweetest and most good hearted person inside and out.

she should be queen of the world!! ;)

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