Barcelona defender Gerard Pique and Colombian pop singer Shakira are splitting up after 11 years together amid cheating allegations.
Spanish daily newspaper El Periodico has published allegations made by video podcast Mamarazzis that claim that Pique “has been seen accompanied by other women” and that he has “been living alone for weeks in his old apartment”.
A joint statement released by the singer on June 4 has confirmed that they are separating. Shakira has released a statement to confirm that her relationship with Gerard Pique is ending.
The Barcelona centre-back has been with the Colombian singer for 11 years, with the couple having had two children together.
What does the statement released by Shakira say?
“We regret to confirm that we are parting ways,” the joint statement, released via the EFE agency, read.
“For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy. Thanks for your understanding.”
How long have Pique & Shakira been together?
Pique and Shakira have been together for 11 years, having started dating in 2010. In an interview Catalan newspaper L’Esportiu back in 2020, Pique recalled the first time he met the singer, who performed at the 2010 World Cup before Spain’s 1-0 win over Netherlands in the final.
“I told her that I’d see her at the final,” he said. “She was going to perform in the closing ceremony and I was certain we’d make it that far.”
The pair have two children together, Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven.
In an interview on Gary Neville’s Overlap video series released in May 2022, Pique discussed why he and Shakira were not married.
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