Shakira, the iconic pop singer, has reportedly split from her partner, the Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. The reports, at this point, are only rumors originating from paparazzi podcasts. The El Periodico journal exclusively published an article that is corroborated by “Mamarazzi” podcast hosts that says the singer and the football star are separated following allegations of cheating. The couple is currently going through a sentimental crisis according to the news journal and Pique has moved out of their shared apartment. He is currently residing in his old house in Barcelona’s Muntaner Street.
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Shakira and Pique’s History
Shakira and Pique were born on the exact same day, only a decade apart. They met for the first time in 2010 when Shakira was filming the music video for the FIFA World Cup anthem “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)”. Following the shoot, Pique gushed about how he later texted her that Barca would have to reach the finals for them to meet again. Shakira would perform the World Cup anthem live at the beginning of the final match.
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Soon after, the couple confirmed their relationship in May 2011 after performing together on stage at Shakira’s concert in Spain. In January 2013, they welcomed their first child, Milan Pique Mebarak and in January 2015, their second son, Sasha Pique Mebarak was born. In April 2017, Shakira released a single dedicated to Pique called “Me Enamore”, which literally translates to “I fell in love”.
The Colombian singer and the Spanish professional footballer have openly discussed their plans of staying partners. The singer never wanted to marry and they both kept their relationship largely out of the prying eyes of the paparazzi as well as the public. Despite the secrecy and the privacy, the world has adored the power couple for more than a decade.
Shakira-Pique on the Verge of Separation?
In a “60 Minutes” interview in 2020, Shakira said, “I don’t want him to see me as the wife. I’d rather him see me as his girlfriend, his lover. It’s like a little forbidden fruit, you know?” However, even without the legalities and the binds of marriage, the couple has not escaped the problematic issue of cheating on one’s partner. Shakira has reportedly caught Pique in bed with another woman.
El Periodico journalist Emilio Perez de Rozas has alleged in his article that the couple has separated and not making any official/formal statements to the press at the moment. The Barca defender has moved out of their house into his bachelor pad in Barcelona.
The “Mamarazzi” podcast hosts Lauren Fa and Lorena Vasquez have provided additional reports saying the decision to split comes from the pop star.
Source: Clutch Points