'She's a big diva but very down to earth': Shakira discusses her friendship with 'girl next door' Rihanna... and how she loves being a footballer's girlfriend

By James Leyfield

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She recently appeared scantily clad alongside Rihanna in her latest music video, Can't Remember To Forget You.

And Shakira insists the Bajan beauty was the 'perfect' person to sing on the track – her first single from her new self-titled studio album – despite admitting her friend is a 'big diva'.

However, she insists the 26-year-old star is 'very down to earth' and often exchanges text messages with the singer, but they rarely get to meet up because of their hectic lives.

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Good friends: Shakira revealed Rihanna was 'very down to earth', despite insisting the star is a 'big diva'

Good friends: Shakira revealed Rihanna was 'very down to earth', despite insisting the star is a 'big diva'

Scantily-clad: Shakira appeared alongside Rihanna in her latest music video, Can't Remember To Forget You, and admitted her boyfriend Gerard Pique approved of the footage

Scantily-clad: Shakira appeared alongside Rihanna in her latest music video, Can't Remember To Forget You, and admitted her boyfriend Gerard Pique approved of the footage

She told The Sun on Sunday newspaper's Dan Wootton: 'She is still the girl next door - approachable and humble. We are friends and text each other, but our lives are in different geographic places. She’s quite a busy woman and so am I.'

 

The pair's raunchy appearance in the music video for their duet certainly appealed to the Colombian singer's boyfriend Gerard Pique, who recently banned the blonde beauty from featuring hunky men in her music videos.

She added to the publication: 'He approved! I played the video for him and asked him if it was too much. But he said he thought it was great and elegant. He loved it.'

Beautiful game: Shakira admits that football is a huge part of her life with Barcelona's Gerard Pique and she expects their 14-month-old son Milan to follow in his father's footsteps

Beautiful game: Shakira admits that football is a huge part of her life with Barcelona's Gerard Pique and she expects their 14-month-old son Milan to follow in his father's footsteps 

Shakira - who has 14-month-old son Milan with the Barcelona footballer – also admits she loves being a girlfriend of a soccer star and wouldn't have it any other way.

She added: 'I never knew I would be so proud to be a WAG. But I am one of them — and very happy about it.'

The 37-year-old star met Pique a year after his 2010 World Cup success with Spain, a tournament for which she recorded the official song, Waka Waka. 

Football lover: Shakira performed at the closing ceremony for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, a tournament for which she recorded the official song, Waka Waka

Football lover: Shakira performed at the closing ceremony for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, a tournament for which she recorded the official song, Waka Waka

Shakira admits she respects the life footballers have to live, insisting Pique is like a 'soldier' who gives all his time and focus to the team.

And the Colombian beauty is planning to cheer on both her boyfriend and her national team at the World Cup in Brazil later this summer.

What's more, the star is expecting the couple's son Milan to follow his father into football rather her into showbiz, despite the youngster already making his TV debut last year on the US version of The Voice, on which she is a coach.

Day job: Shakira is a coach on the US version of The Voice, on which her baby son made an appearance last year

Day job: Shakira is a coach on the US version of The Voice, on which her baby son made an appearance last year

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rihanna is anything but approachable. she would probably order her bodyguards to punch you for breathing "her air"

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shakira shakira

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Her voice is awful.

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A down to earth diva..oxymoronic if you ask me.

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I hope she does not give in to plastic boobs in the future like so many others.

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wouldnt believe theres 11 years between rihanna and shakira. not because rihanna looks bad, shes beautiful, but because shakira looks so good!

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Why is Milans face blurred. Its not like we didnt see the cutie before..

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Shakira is the best example of a down to earth celebrity. She's simply amazing!

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SHAKIRA beautiful!

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Shakira is the best example of a down to earth celebrity. She's simply amazing!

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