Shakira and Antonio de la Rua have split up after 11 years together.
It actually happened months ago, but the notoriously private star did not go public with the news until confirming it on her blog this week.
"In August 2010, we made a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship," she writes. "We have continued to work together hand in hand, have remained close and have kept the details absolutely private until now."
However, Shakira, who called her romance with the investment banker "the most wonderful years of our lives" hinted that they could reconcile in the future.
"We view this separation as temporary, a time of individual growth as we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives," she wrote.