"He's very territorial, and since he no longer lets me do videos with men, well, I have to do them with women. It's more than implied in our relationship that I can't do videos like I used to," she confesses. "It's out of the question -- which I like, by the way. I like that he protects his turf and he values me, in a way that the only person he would ever let graze my thigh would be Rihanna."
Shakira isn't shy about her relationship with Gerard, and shares with the magazine how the 27-year-old "won her over."
"During the World Cup, he'd say, 'If I score a goal, I'll dedicate it to you.' But we weren't dating then," she recalls.
But don't expect the Columbian star to quit making music to become a housewife anytime soon.
"Sometimes I yearn to stay at home with Gerard and Milan. For so long I decided to have what I have now, this family, that it's logical for me to feel divided. A part of me -- well, all of me -- wants to be with them all the time and be a housewife. But there's another part of me that still wants to make music and that's still pleased with success," she says. "I won't deny it. I know it sometimes sounds almost immoral to admit you like success, but I like it -- I like it."