Cupid's Pulse Article: Shakira and Boyfriend of 11 Years SplitCupid's Pulse Article: Shakira and Boyfriend of 11 Years Split

It looks like Shakira and her long-time boyfriend are the newest members of the celebrity breakup club.  After 11 years of dating, the Colombian singer and Antonio de la Rue have decided to call it quits.  “There was no big drama, it’s just one of those things where they had been together a long time and realized they were more friends and business partners than lovers,” said an insider.  However, according to, there is hope for the two to reconcile in the future.  “We view this period of separation as temporary and as a time of individual growth as we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives,” Shakira wrote.  “Our friendship and understanding of one another is unwavering and indestructible.”

What do you do if the romance in your relationship is dwindling?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes when couples are together for a long time, they forget what made them love each other so much in the first place.  Cupid has some ways to heat up a dwindling flame:

1. Surprise them: An unexpected vacation, date or even a gift is the perfect way to melt someone’s heart.  If your partner mentions something he loved at a store, leave it on the side of his bed the next morning … just because.

2. Try new things: If your Friday nights are consistently TV and pizza, it’s time to change it up a bit.  Go to that restaurant you both always wanted to try!  Who says you’re all out of ‘firsts’?

3. Resort to old tricks: Go back to your original courting days.  Leave cute notes on the refrigerator, visit each other at work and go back to where you had your first date.  Puppy love is the best kind of love!