Speaking to Gary Neville on The OverLap, Gerard explained he hadn’t proposed because their relationship “works fine as it is”.
He said: “I like how we are right now. We have two kids, nine and seven, and we work good as a couple.
“We don’t need to be married, it’s fine.”
Shakira previously praised her boyfriend on his parenting style, claiming he’s her “biggest support” when it comes to raising their children.
She said: “He’s got his feet on the ground and is very practical about problem-solving. When I get stressed about how to organise things or juggle it all, he helps put it all in perspective.
“And he is my biggest support. We’re both very hands-on parents.”