Shakira and her man Antonio de la Rue spent 11 great years together before calling it quits this summer, the singer just revealed on her blog. Apparently the two remain close, but are no longer an item.
"Since August 2010, we made a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship," she wrote (via Us magazine). "Throughout this time we have continued to work together hand in hand, have remained close and have kept the details absolutely private until now."
The 33-year-old continued: "We view this period of separation as temporary and as a time of individual growth as we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives. Our friendship and understanding of one another is unwavering and indestructible."
An insider commented on the breakup, claiming this might not be the end for the two. "There was no big drama, it's just one of those things where they had been together a long time and realized they were more friends and business partners than lovers. It's sad, but they could get back together. They just needed a break."