SHAKIRA was caught making a tearful goodbye to her life in Spain as she jets of to Miami with her sons following high-profile split from ex Gerard Pique.
The Hips Don’t Lie singer, 46, left Barcelona today ahead of her finalised move to Florida as supposed family and friends waved her off during an emotional goodbye.
Spanish media described the scenes as her “final goodbye” to her old life before she embarks on her new American life.
Although teary, Shakira looked effortlessly stylish in a denim outfit as she and her two sons, Milan, 10, and Sasha, 8, moved towards departures.
This evening, she wrote a heartfelt Twitter post: “I settled in Barcelona to give my children stability, the same that we are now looking for in another corner of the world next to family, friends and the sea.
“Today we start a new chapter in the search for our happiness.”
The popstar was supposed to move on January 3 with her two sons Milan, 10, and Sasha, 7, but her trip was pushed back after her elderly father’s health deteriorated.
The news of her departure comes as her footballer-ex Pique is said to be “very annoyed” after he was given just “days notice” that his former partner will be moving to Miami with their two sons this week.
Shakira’s lawyer Pilar Mane told Pique’s lawyer Ramon Tamborero in a formal announcement that the star was leaving definitively, according to journalists Lorena Vasquez and Laura Fa.
The Colombian singer, they said, then phoned the former Barcelona player to confirm the news, yet he was said to be furious about being kept in the dark about the exact date they would be leaving.
The Spanish journalists also claim the two boys would start school in Florida on April 11 – the day US school kids will return to classes after spring break.
The ex-couple of 11 years have been engaged in a bitter falling out since their high-profile split last summer.
Former Barcelona defender Piqué revealed he was dating 24-year-old Clara Chia Marti not long after they announced the bombshell break up.
Since then, their dirty laundry has been aired globally as cheating rumours concerning Pique and his younger lover have swirled since the new year.
The former couple confirmed in November that they had finally reached a child custody agreement after a protracted negotiation which came to a head with a marathon 12-hour meeting with their lawyers.
They signed the accord at a court in Barcelona the following month.
As part of the agreement retired footballer Pique will spend holiday time with his children.
Shakira’s wish to move to Miami, where she used to live and part of her family is based, is understood to have been the principal sticking point in their bitter custody battle.
The singer-songwriter, who has relatives and several close friends in Miami, owns a £14 million mansion in the city she is said to have put up for sale in 2018 before removing it from the market a few months ago.
Spanish media also claim that Shakira has been cosying up to a new mystery man who is based in Miami.