After 11 years together, Shakira and her partner Gerard Piqué are splitting up. On Saturday, June 4, the 45-year-old international singing sensation and her 35-year-old Spanish soccer star partner announced their separation. In a statement made by Shakira’s public relations office, the pair wrote, “We regret to confirm that we are splitting.” “We beg that you respect our privacy for the sake of our children’s safety, which is our first priority.” Thank you for your patience.” Sasha, 9, and Milan, 7, are the children of the former spouse.
They met on the set of Shakira’s music video for the World Cup anthem “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” in March 2011. Gerard had left the family home in Barcelona and was living alone, according to the Spanish news outlet El Periodico. Rumors of an approaching breakup surrounded the couple recently. Shakira’s most recent single, “Te Felecito,” may have added fuel to the fire, with lyrics like “For completing you I broke into pieces/They warned me, but I did not pay attention. Do not tell me you’re sorry, that seems sincere, but I know you well and I know you lie.”
Although the couple maintained a high level of secrecy during their relationship, Shakira’s participation on the podcast Planet Weirdo with Holly H in February may have hinted problems was on the way. Gerard and the singer of “Hips Don’t Lie” had a disagreement about timeliness, according to the “Hips Don’t Lie” hitmaker.“My poor husband, slash boyfriend, slash baby daddy, whatever you want to call him, he has to wait up for me so long. He’s tired of waiting up,” she explained. “Because Colombian time differs from Catalan,Spanish time.”
Shakira tweeted a beautiful photo of the couple celebrating the holiday together on Valentine’s Day, proving they were still doing well in the romance area. She and Gerard were also photographed puckering up their lips and putting on their PDAs to ring in 2022 on New Year’s Eve.”Let’s whistle our way to 2022! … Y los últimos besitos del 2021!” she captioned the photo on Instagram. It appears that 2022 will not be the year for the former couple.Let’swish Shakira and Gerard the best of luck as they co-parent their two adorable boys.