Shakira, 45, stored two of the closest individuals in her life by her facet on Aug. 2: her sons! The singer, who’s dealing with as much as eight years in jail after lately being charged with tax fraud, was photographed holding the fingers of Sasha, 7, and Milan, 9, who she shares with Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique, 35, as she made her approach by means of an airport earlier than leaving Miami, FL. She seemed beautiful in a peach summer season costume, in the course of the outing, and had her lengthy hair down as she paired the look with white platform sandals.
At one level, the doting mother seemed on the digicam and gave a touch of a smile as she strolled on by. Her boys wore matching outfits that included vibrant orange t-shirts, black shorts, and orange and black sneakers. The sweetness additionally carried a handbag that matched her costume round one wrist.
Earlier than her newest outing, Shakira’s tax fraud cost left lots of her followers shocked. Prosecutors in Spain accused her of defrauding the federal government of 14.5 million euros ($15 million) in taxes whereas dwelling within the nation from 2012 to 2014. She responded by rejecting a settlement provide from the prosecutor’s workplace and the case is now going to court docket. She “is totally assured of her innocence” and considers the case “a violation of her rights,” her rep informed Reuters.
Shakira additionally “trusts her innocence and chooses to depart the difficulty within the fingers of the legislation,” the PR agency Llorente y Cuenca mentioned in a press release, per Billboard. Moreover, the “Hips Don’t Lie” crooner claims she paid $17.2 million euros that the Spanish tax workplace mentioned she owed and says she has no excellent debt with the company.
Only a week earlier than news of the cost went public, Shakira was noticed stepping right into a car throughout a trip in Mexico. She was all smiles as she wore a dark-colored t-shirt and denim shorts in the course of the photographed outing. She additionally added a fannypack and sun shades to her look as her sons, who have been additionally on the journey, walked alongside her.
Mary Ellers is Wahu Times’s senior journalist covering federal politics. She has previously wrote for NPR and is a regular contributor to Medium. Mary graduated from Georgetown University’s journalism school with distinction in 2014.