Shakira: My Body Is Asking to Reproduce
Unlike most women, Shakira is willing to let her body go. In fact, the 5-foot-2 Colombian "She Wolf" singer, 32, says she's looking forward to it -- if it means she'll become a mom.
"My body feels like it is asking to reproduce, to have a huge belly and carry babies," she tells the new issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands today. "My boyfriend is six feet tall, and sometimes I feel like I'm his keychain, a small thing."
But while the Grammy winner -- currently in a nine-year, monogamous relationship with investment banker Antonio de la Rua -- has long had a maternal instinct, don't expect her to walk down the aisle any time soon. It's something she says she'll never do.
"We live in a society that represses women's subconscious dreams," Shakira, who considers herself a die-hard feminist, says.
"You know, women have to make enormous efforts through life, much larger than men. We deal with so many pressure: the pressure of aesthetics, and how society wants us to deliver our performances as mothers, daughters and wives.
"It's funny how the papers want to see you married, and then they want to see you divorced," she continues. "Well, I won't do any of it."
For more on Shakira's desire to start a family -- but not before putting the finishing touches on her Nov. 23 She Wolf album -- pick up the new issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands now.