Shakira on Love and Weight: “My Man Prefers Meat Over Bone"

One resolution Shakira won’t be making in 2014? Losing weight!

The 36-year-old singer says her longtime boyfriend, footballer Gerard Pique, loves her body the way it is.

“My man, Gerard, prefers meat over bone,” she says in the February issue of Glamour. “That takes the pressure off. I already have a lot to worry about. This month, I’m not exercising because I have an album to finish, and I have a baby. And I like these pastries in front of me.”

Although Pique, a player for FB Barcelona, loves his amor just the way she looks, Shakira admits she’s gotten flack from fans about her body being "too thin." However, now that she's a mother, she says that she's learned to accept her body and stop worrying. 

Shakira and Pique, 26, welcomed their first child together, Milan, in January 2013. Since the arrival of her baby boy, Shakira hasn’t slowed down her hectic work schedule. She’s currently working on a new album and preparing to take back her role as mentor and judge on The Voice.

“Success happened little by little for me,” she told the magazine. “I tasted the flavor of fame in small doses: I started at 10 years old when I won a music contest; I was performing at birthday parties, company meetings. I met with a record executive when I was 13 and sang ‘Material Girl’ to a cassette-tape boom box. I’ve shaken hands with every radio station, from Honduras to Ryan Seacrest’s. One day [I realize I was famous] enough. But here’s the thing: I’m still hungry. But I’m not hungry for fame -- just the need to prove to myself that I can still do this.”

However, the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer say that although she’s still hungry for work, her hip-shaking days may be over. “I feel like I’m not on earth just to shake it and shake it endlessly, you know?” 

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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