Shakira Breaks Up with Longtime Boyfriend

Shakira and Antonio de la Réa

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updated 01/11/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 01/11/2011 AT 7:30 AM ET

Shakira is going solo.

The Colombian pop superstar, 33, and her agent-boyfriend of 11 years, Antonio de la Réa, separated in August but remain friends and business partners, the pair announced Monday on

“We made a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship,” they write. “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.”


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