Shakira has most adorable red carpet date with her sons as she wows at VMAs

Sasha Pique, Shakira and Milan Pique at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards held at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey

Shakira was accompanied on her special night by sons Sasha, 8, and Milan, 10 (Picture: Getty)

Shakira had the sweetest date for the MTV VMAs in New Jersey on Tuesday night, bringing along her two sons to accompany her on the red carpet and experience the show from the front rows.

The Colombian pop queen was being honoured with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, as well as performing – and she also picked up the gong for best collaboration alongside KAROL G for their song TQG, so it was certainly a special night for the family to enjoy together.

Proud mum Shakira, 46, who shares her boys with footballer ex Gerard Piqué, was accompanied on the pink carpet by Milan, 10, and eight-year-old Sasha.

The Hips Don’t Lie chart-topper looked sensational in a gold floor-length backless lamé gown with a draped neckline and daring cut-outs.

She wore her long hair loose and let the dress do most of the talking as she accessorised only with a collection of rings.

Meanwhile her sons looked snazzy in matching black hooded tracksuits with a gold pattern down the sleeves and sides.

Shakira attends the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey

The proud mum walked the pink carpet with her two boys (Picture: Getty)
She looked stunning in gold, while Milan and Sasha matched in smart tracksuits (Picture: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment)
The Wherever, Whenever chart-topper was honoured with the Video Vanguard Award (Picture: Getty)

After smiling for photos alongside Shakira, they were also pictured inside during the ceremony held at the Prudential Centre in Newark.

With Waka Waka singer Shakira in a fresh Elizabeth Hurley-inspired outfit of a Grecian-inspired light blue Versace dress held together with statement gold safety pins, Milan and Sasha beamed as they flanked their mum either side, both tightly holding her hand.

Sasha also gave his mum a kiss on the cheek at one point too.

With her Vanguard win, which she received from Hips Don’t Lie collaborator Wyclef Jean, Shakira joins the likes of Beyonce, Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj in an elite club.

(L-R) Sasha Piqu??, Shakira, and Milan Piqu?? attend the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey

She was seen chatting with her two boys after a costume change during the show (Picture: Getty)
At one point, Sasha planted a sweet kiss on her cheek (Picture: Getty)

She is also the first South American star to be awarded the prize, and in her acceptance speech called out her creative collaborators alongside her sons, adding: ‘I want to thank my parents and my kids, Milan and Sasha, who are here. Thank you so much for cheering me up and making me feel that Mama can do it all.

‘Especially I want to share this award with my fans, who always, always support me through thick and thin. Thank you so much for being my army and helping me fight all my battles. Este es para mi gente.’

Shakira also wowed with a stunning performance of a medley of her biggest hits, including Wherever, Whenever, Hips Don’t Lie, She Wolf, Objection (Tango).

The star put on quite the show, as promised by the sneak peak she’d offered of rehearsals on her Instagram, where she posed with both legs behind her head, no big deal.

Shakira treated the audience to a performance featuring many of her hits (Picture: Getty)
She also crowd surfed at the climax (Picture: PA)

All the winners at the 2023 MTV VMAs

Video of the Year

Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

Artist of the Year

Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

Video Vanguard Award


Global Icon Award


Best New Artist

Ice Spice

Push Performance of the Year

April 2023: TOMORROW X TOGETHER – Sugar Rush Ride

Best Collaboration

KAROL G, Shakira – TQG

Best Pop

Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero

Best Hip-Hop

Nicki Minaj – Super Freaky Girl

Best R&B

SZA – Shirt

Best Alternative

Lana Del Rey ft. Jon Batiste – Candy Necklace

Best Rock


Best Latin

Anitta – Funk Rave

Best K-Pop

Stray Kids – S-Class

Best Afrobeats

Rema & Selena Gomez – Calm Down

Video for Good

Dove Cameron – Breakfast

Best Direction

Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero – Directed by Taylor Swift

Best Cinematography

Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero” – Cinematography by Rina Yang

Best Visual Effects

Taylor Swift – Anti-Hero – Visual Effects by Parliament

Best Choreography

BLACKPINK – Pink Venom

Best Art Direction

Doja Cat – Attention – Art Direction by Spencer Graves

Best Editing

Olivia Rodrigo – vampire – Edited by Sofia Kerpan and David Checel

Show of the Summer

Taylor Swift

Group of the Year


Song of the Summer

Jung Kook ft. Latto – Seven

Album of the Year

Taylor Swift – Midnights

Her set also featured a rock star-style crowd surf because at this stage, why the heck not?

Shakira and her sons moved to Miami from Barcelona in April, following her June 2022 split from their dad Gerard, 36, after 11 years together.

The Spanish athlete has since moved on with Clara Chia Marti, 24, who he was spotted with on a Croatian break last week, having first been linked in August 2022.

Shakira has seemingly thrown shade at the couple in recent music releases, with her single BZRP Music Session #53 appearing to reference his new relationship.

2023 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

Her Hips Don’t Lie collaborator Wyclef Jean presented her with the Vanguard Award (Picture: Getty)
She also won best collaboration (Picture: Getty)

In the lyrics, she sings: ‘Sorry baby, I should have thrown you out a while ago / A she-wolf like me is not for rookies / A she-wolf like me is not for guys like you / I’m too good for you, and that’s why you’re with someone just like you.’

Gerard and Clara went public with their relationship shortly after the song was released, and a month later Shakira released TQG which discusses watching a former partner move on.

She sings: ‘Seeing you with the new one hurt me / But I’m already set by myself.’

In June, Shakira reflected on their split in an interview with People en Español.

The hitmaker touched on rumours that Gerard had cheated on her while she was with her poorly 91-year-old father in hospital.

Gerard Pique of Barcelona with Shakira during the red carpet arrivals for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2011 on January 9, 2012

Shakira shares her sons with ex, Gerard Piqué (Picture: Getty)

Shakira told the outlet: ‘While he [her dad] was at Milan’s first communion, he was gravely injured in an accident. Everything happened at once. My home was falling apart.’

She continued: ‘I was finding out through the press that I had been betrayed while my dad was in the ICU.’

The very public split and subsequent hospitalisation of her father left Shakira feeling like she was not ‘going to survive’, especially as she is so close to her family. has previously contacted Gerard Piqué’s reps for comment.

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