Columbian singer Shakira has been with beau Antonio de la Rua for 11 years, but since August 2010 the two have been broken up... sad!

The "She Wolf" beauty revealed the details on her personal blog today, calling it a "mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship."

Shakira calls the past 11 years "the most wonderful years of our lives, and thanks to that love and the respect that we share for one another we have been an exceptional couple and partners."

But the singer hasn't lost hope, adding that both she and Antonio "view this period of separation as temporary."

Hmm, we reported back in late July of last year that Shakira had allegedly been seeing Spanish soccer stud Gerard Pique. Could he be the real reason behind the split?