Who Is William Mebarak Chadid? Father Of Shakira

by Manisha Fri May 19 2023 Updated On Mon May 29 2023
Who Is William Mebarak Chadid? Father Of Shakira

William Mebarak Chadid is the father of a Colombian singer-songwriter, and model, Shakira Isabell Mebarak Ripoll

He was born on 6 September 1931. His parents were Alberto Mebark Spath and Isabel Chadid Bazar

He is American by nationality. 

He is a businessman and author. He holds Lebanese ethnicity. 

William Mebarak Chadid with his daughter, Shakira.
William Mebarak Chadid with his daughter, Shakira. Source: Pinterest

Marriage And Children

William is married to Nidia Del Carmen Ripoll Torrado. She is his second wife. 

William was married to Lucia Mebarak, with whom he had nine children. Unfortunately, they lost one of their kids in a car accident. 

They were married for decades, but later they divorced. 

His second wife, Nidia, used to be a painter by profession. Now, she is a homemaker and takes care of him. Shakira is their daughter.

William Mebarak Chadid with his wife.
William Mebarak Chadid with his wife. Source: Pinterest


William is 91 years old. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be $100k-$500k. He has managed to earn this fortune from his career as a businessman.

William Mebarak Chadid with his daughter and wife.
William Mebarak Chadid with his daughter and wife. Source: Instagram

Longtime Partner Betrayed Shakira

Shakira dated one of the best soccer defenders Gerrard Pique. She met him on the set music video for the FIFA World Cup anthem 2010

Gerrard made the first move. In 2011 they confirmed their relationship when he joined her onstage at a concert in Spain

They welcomed their first baby in 2013, and in 2015 they again became parents. 

She didn’t have any plans to marry during her relationship with him as she was happy with how it was, and the thought of marrying someone would scare her. 

They dated for 12 years, and they broke up in 2022. Gerrard left Shakira for another woman. 

She left Spain with her kids in April 2023 and is now living in Miami with her two children. 

She even released a song where she sang about the betrayal of her ex-partner. 

William's daughter and his grandsons.
William's daughter and his grandsons. Source: Instagram

Shakira's Son Advised Her To Collaborate With Bizarrap

Shakira worked with Bizarrap for the song 'Shakira; Bzrp Music sessions, Vol.53'. 

In an interview, she shared her two sons are her career consultants as they advise her about her career. 

Her ten years old son Milan is a musician with excellent taste in music. 

When she dropped her single, her son told her that she had to collaborate with Bizarrap and predicted that if they worked on a song together, it would be a number-one song. 

He even sent a voice message to her mom's manager telling her to put Bizarap and his mom in one song.

Shakira Was Not Allowed To Sing In A School Choir

Shakira was not allowed to sing in a choir in school as her music teacher didn’t like her voice. 

The music teacher thought her voice was too troublesome for the choir as her voice was too strong and unique. 

She said it was frustrating because she didn’t sing in any choirs. 

She shared that her classmate made fun of her, saying she sounded like a goat while singing. 

Shakira Took Suggestion From Kids For Her Music Video

Shakira said that she starts with a white canvas whenever she produces a video for her song. She had no idea at the beginning. 

She had to take some time to think about what she would do in her music video. 

For the music video of the song Te Felicito, she asked her sons to close their eyes and listen to her song. 

Her younger son Sasha came up with the idea of her dancing with the robot. Her older son Milan came up with the idea of green fire. 

She loved both of their ideas and shared them with the director. 

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