Shakira and her boyfriend, the Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué, hit the red carpet together at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, a first for the couple. And the Colombian superstar was definitely excited.
Piqué had crossed the Atlantic to accompany Shak and watch the singer light up the stage with her single “Empire.”
Shortly after performing “Empire” at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night, the singer made her way backstage, leapt into the arms of the soccer star and planted a big wet one on him.
Piqué was backstage supporting the singer and when the two collided — literally — they had no problem showing their affection in public.
“He’s very territorial, and since he no longer lets me do videos with men, well, I have to do them with women,” Shakira told Billboard.
She later clarified that she was being “humorous” and reiterated the point during an interview with Ocean Drive magazine.
“It’s funny, when I made those comments, it was really in a lighthearted, humorous way. I was surprised to see that it was taken so seriously in the press.”
“Gerard doesn’t tell me what to do,” she continued. “We discuss everything as a couple, as I imagine most partners do. We have a beautiful relationship and one of mutual trust.”