There's a reason you never hear about Shakira's love life. She’s been happily cuffed up with her long-time partner Gerard Piqué for a decade. The two first met on the set of her "Waka Waka" video, in which Piqué made an appearance. Ten years and two kids later, the couple is still going strong, which makes perfect sense when you take Shakira’s zodiac sign into account. Shakira was born Feb. 2, 1977, under the sign of Aquarius. Unlike more impulsive and bold signs like Aries or Sagittarius, Aquarius takes things at a slower and steadier pace, which makes it easier to build the kind of foundation for a relationship that lasts.
While at first glance you might not think of Aquarius as romantic, don't sleep on this sign. Aquarius is a rebel. Nontraditional in every way, the way they show love is a bit different than what you might expect. They don't shower you with emotion, romantic words, or pile on the PDA. Instead, they express their love with respect, by engaging on an intellectual level, and by having your back to the utmost degree. Here’s what else we can surmise about what it's like to be loved by Shakira based on her zodiac sign.
Attraction Is Built On A Mental Connection.
It's pretty common for Aquarian relationships to begin as friendships. They’re not quick to jump into anything more serious because this air sign needs time to build a mental and intellectual connection with anyone they’re going to date. It can happen slowly, where you don’t realize the dynamic is changing, and then all at once there’s a romance brewing. This is because Aquarius likes to take their time and really make sure they’re on the same wavelength as their would-be partners. Nothing is sexier to them than someone who stimulates their mind. Once they’re convinced you’re the right fit for one another, all bets are off.
Aquarius Has A Big Heart, But Isn’t Overly Emotional.
Aquarius is the rebel of the zodiac. Everything they do goes against the grain, including the biggest contradiction at the heart of their identity. On the one hand, this sign can seem aloof or unemotional. They aren’t big on crying over sad movies, don't get their feathers ruffled easily, or make big romantic gestures. As a result, they have a reputation for being unemotional. But they also have a ton of heart. They genuinely care about the wellbeing of mankind and are first in line to speak up for the oppressed. Deep down, this sign is super emotional and sympathetic, they just don’t always show it.
Anything Goes In An Aquarius’ Bedroom.
For Aquarius, sexual inhibition just seems ridiculous. Ruled by Uranus, the planet associated with revolutionary thought, they have no time for the confines of traditional thinking. If it feels good, and everyone’s enthusiastically consenting, then nothing should be off the table. You’ll never see an Aquarius doing the walk of shame, because why would they? They did precisely what they wanted to do, and there’s nothing to regret about that. They also don't feel any desire to judge others' sexual preferences or behavior — provided everyone is being honest and treated respectfully. So, when you're with an Aquarius lover, expect the unexpected and just experiment and have fun.
They Need The Freedom To Be Themselves.
Some signs are happy to completely merge with their partner and create a unified identity with the person they love. This does not describe an Aquarius. While Aquarius loves, respects, and admires their partner, they insist on maintaining their individuality and the space required to pursue their own interests and passions. Aquarius is loyal to the end, but they’re not the attached-at-the-hip kind of partner. If someone tries to make them be something they're not, they’ll feel suffocated and resentful. For the happiest relationship with this sign, it's essential to just let Aquarius be Aquarius.
For the right partner, nothing beats the confidence, independence, and cleverness of an Aquarius, and it seems that in Gerard Piqué (a fellow Aquarius, who even shares the same birthday as Shakira), the “Whenever, Wherever” singer has found that person. And that’s the real deal, my dear.