Shakira is ''touchy touchy'' with soccer star Gerard Pique and insists it helps keep their romance alive.
Shakira says the secret to her relationship is to be very ''touchy touchy''.
The 'Can't Remember to Forget You' singer has been in a relationship with soccer star Gerard Pique for four years and they have a baby son, Milan, 14 months, together, and they keep their romance alive be being very physical with each other.
She told Us Weekly: ''We are very honest, no matter what. And we are very touchy touchy. It works for us!
''It took me years to find love, so I don't want to lose him for anything in the world, that's my priority.''
Shakira, 37, has previously told how she stopped doing pop videos with sexy men at the behest of her partner.
Speaking about the raunchy clip for 'Can't Remember to Forget You' - in which she stars with Rihanna - Shakira said: ''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. 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.''
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