Columbian pop sensation Shakira has vowed never to marry because she fears that the media would make a mockery of her divorce if she ever split from her partner.
The 'Whenever Wherever' singer refuses to tie the knot with investment banker Antonio de la Rua, her boyfriend of nine years, because she doesn't want their nuptials or a possible break-up splashed across the front pages, Rolling Stones magazine reported.
"It's funny how the papers want to see you married, and then they want to see you divorced. Well, I won't do any of it," Shakira said.
But the 'Hips Don't Lie' hitmaker is keen to start a family with de la Rua, insisting they don't need to be married to have children.
"My body feels like it is asking to reproduce, to have a huge belly and carry babies," the singer added.