Shakira in Ocean Drive: Balance of Power in My Relationship is “Fairly Equal”

Posted Friday April 25, 2014 5:33 PM GMT

Despite previous comments about her relationship with partner Gerard Pique, Shakira assured fans that she’s on equal grounds with her mate during an interview in Ocean Drive’s latest issue.

While striking a sultry pose, the “Hips Don’t Lie” beauty dished about her boyfriend and the importance of being equals in the mag’s “Women of Influence” issue.

“In my house, I would say the balance of power is fairly equal. Relationships have to have a give and take if they're going to work in the long term," Shakira explained.

"To me, being powerful means you are in control of yourself above all and know how to use your strengths to achieve things that are important to you - in my case, a lot of the time that ends up being philanthropic endeavors," the 37-year-old added.

In addition, Shakira talked about how being a mother to little Milan changed her perspective on life. "Becoming a mother has forced me to slow down and reorganize my life to find a way to still be devoted to all the things I'm passionate about-music, philanthropy, and motherhood.”

Photo Credit: Kayt Jones for Ocean Drive