The first time they addressed the relationship was on Twitter and Facebook, where she posted a photo and a caption: "I present to you my sunshine." They have been dating since 2010, and Shakira is frequently seen at his soccer matches.
When she was 18 years old, she founded the Barefoot Foundation, which aims to improve the health and education of children.
The foundation is based in her home community in Colombia and has grown to successfully help local children in their studies.
She is an advocate for universal education and has met with government leaders and policy makers to discuss education initiatives for children.
Shakira currently serves as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has been recognized worldwide for her work with children.
Despite her brief break from creating music and performing, Shakira continues to maintain an active role in philanthropic work around the world and make a difference in the lives of women and children.
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She does share some personal details on her Twitter profile, but most of the information is topical — such as pictures of her new pet bunnies or a tweet about a ladybug that she saved.
Other than that, Shakira tends to keep her personal life to herself.
In 2009, she was honored at the University of Oxford as a speaker. International Labor Organization has also recognized her work with children, noting that she is a true ambassador for young people.
Previous honorees include Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama. Most recently, she joined the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
In one of her many interviews, she has discussed how Alexander the Great is one of her heroes.