Shakira and Antonia De La Rua Court Case

Shakira Lawsuit Victory, She Doesn’t Owe $100 Million To Ex-Boyfriend

Shakira will not be forced to pay ex-boyfriend Antonio de la Rua the sum of $100 million.

The singers ex-boyfriend of 10 years filed the lawsuit against his former lover, claiming that he was not only her boyfriend but also her long-time business manager.

The former couple are currently engaged in an international legal war that spans Los Angeles, New York, the Bahamas, and Europe.

According to various lawsuits, De la Rua helped turn his ex-girlfriend into an international “Shakira brand.”

The only proof Antonio has brought forth is his claim of an “oral business agreement,” which he argued with in a Swiss court.

In the recent ruling, a judge told de la Rua that he has not provided enough evidence to prove that any type of professional agreement was put into place.


As we recently reported, Shakira filed her own documents with the court in which she provided emails from de La Rua. Shakira says the emails prove that their was no business ownership type relationship. In a 2012 email, Antonio de la Rua wrote:

“Just so you know, I am not Shakira’s partner in coquito or any of her other companies. We have everything very neatly and she is the sole owner and beneficiary of her companies.”

In a second email to her mother, he writes:

“I am not a partner in any of your companies. You are the sole owner of all of them.”


In her court filing, the 36-year-old singer admits that Antonia de la Rua was a “business advisor” who was already compensated for his services.

Shakira also notes that the couple signed a prenuptial agreement at the Colombian consulate in New York in 2006. The prenuptial agreement led both parties to  “expressly renounced any right” they had to each other’s assets and future earnings.

Antonio De la Rua claims that he was more than just a business advisor and that he orchestrated Shakira’s $300 million deal with Live Nation in 2008.

Shakira and her former boyfriend are due back in court on July 31.