Shakira and Her Man Are 'on a Break'

It's official, Shakira and long time Argentinian boyfriend of 11 years, Antonio de la Rúa, have called it quits - for now.

In a note on the Colombian pop star's website, Shakira and de la Rúa say they decided in August to "take time apart" from their romantic relationship, but kept the details private until now.

The note posted Monday says the two view their separation as temporary, and adds that de la Rúa will continue to oversee Shakira's business and career interests. He is the son of a former president of Argentina.

A person close to the couple says they are now together in Paris. The person insisted on speaking anonymously, noting the subject's sensitivity.

The 33-year-old Shakira said in various interviews in 2009 that she was ready to have babies.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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