By Jenna Bagcal

In celebrity news from UsMagazine.comformer Voice coach Shakira cheered on her celebrity love Gerard Pique at his soccer match against Valencia FC. On April 18, Shakira and her celebrity kids attended the FC Barcelona game to support the soccer superstar. The happy couple were also seen engaging in a little sideline PDA. The Columbia singer shared in an interview with Latina Magazine that in the future, she would love to have “eight or nine kids” with the soccer centre-back.

It’s a family affair for Shakira, her sons and her celebrity love! What are some ways to know whether your partner values family?

Cupid’s Advice: 

A partner who is family oriented and has good family values is not just important for a famous couple like Shakira and her celebrity love. Finding a partner who has similar family values to yourself will help you have a successful and long lasting relationship. Here are three of Cupid’s tips to know whether your significant other values family:

1. They call or video chat their parents and/or siblings: Even though you partner may not live with their family anymore, they still take the time out of their day to give them a quick phone call to say “hi” or ask them about their day. Whether it’s once a week or a few times a month, this thoughtful action reinforces the importance your significant other puts on their family.

Related Link: Shakira Expecting Second Child 

2. They talk about having children of their own: A good signifier that your partner values family is that they talk about having little ones of their own in the future. Also, observing how they act around other people’s children will give you a feel for how they will be with your kids.

Related Link: Shakira Says She’d Love to Have Eight or Nine Kids with Gerard Pique 

3. They attend important family events: We all know that sometimes life becomes very busy and filled with responsibilities and other commitments. However, a person who values their family will not put them on the back burner when it comes to major family events and milestones. Whether their cousin is getting married or having a baby shower, a family oriented partner will make sure that they attend the event.

What is the importance of a partner who values his or her family? Share your thoughts with us!