Colombian singer Shakira and footballer Gerard Pique have announced their split amid cheating rumors. The couple have been together for 12 years, but they never married. During the decade of relationship, Sharika and Gerard had two sons – 9-year-old Milan Pique Mebarak and 7-year-old Sasha Pique Mebarak.
On Saturday, the 45-year-old singer and her 35-year-old companion announced their separation in a joint statement. “We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, which is our top priority, we ask that you respect their privacy,” the statement read.
The shocking news of their split comes after reports of Pique’s cheating took the internet by storm. Multiple reports suggest the couple have been living apart for a few months now after Shakira found out about her affair with another woman. Pique has moved and lives in Barcelona.
However, they have yet to comment on the cheating reports.
The couple first met in 2010 on the set of Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”. The singer sang the official anthem of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Gerard appeared in the video.
I wasn’t a football fan, so I didn’t know who he was,” Shakira later recalled in an interview. “When I saw the video, I was like, ‘Hmm, that one is kinda cute.” And then someone decided to introduce us.”
However, after a few months of dating, the couple said they broke up to come back stronger for the second time. In the year 2011, the former couple confirmed that they separated in August 2010. However, a few months later, in March of the same year, the couple made their relationship Instagram official.
Shakira also hinted at Pisque’s cheating in the song “Te Felicito” with Rauw Alejandro. In the song, Shakira sings, “To complete you, I broke to pieces, I was warned, but I didn’t listen; I understand yours is wrong.‘
Meanwhile, the “Hips Don`t Lie” singer faces a lawsuit for alleged tax evasion in Spain after losing an appeal on May 26. Prosecutors claim she failed to pay up to 14.5 million euros ($15.54 million) in tax on income earned between 2012 and 2014.
(With contributions from the agency)
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