Singer Shakira (45) and footballer Gerard Piqué (35) split up after a relationship of more than ten years. The two confirm this in a statement to Spanish media. Earlier this week, it was rumored that Shakira had caught her boyfriend with another woman.
“We are sorry to confirm that we are breaking up,” the statement said El Pais quotes. “For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.’ The Colombian singer and Spanish football player of FC Barcelona have two sons, Milan (9) and Sasha (7).
Rumors of the split were already circulating this week after the newspaper El Periodico reported in a juice channel-style podcast that Shakira allegedly caught her boyfriend cheating. They wouldn’t live together for a while and barely even talk to each other. Pique is reportedly having an affair with a 22-year-old woman who works as an event hostess, the site said.
Shakira was recently spotted in an ambulance, according to local media, as she was unable to stop crying due to an ‘anxiety attack’. The singer said that she was actually in the ambulance because she went with her father, who had a bad fall.
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The singer and the footballer have been together since early 2011. They met at the clip shooting for her hit Waka Waka (This time for Africa)which she recorded for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They never tied the knot.
Shakira put Gerard in the limelight as an ‘exceptional person’ last March after he played his 600th game for FC Barcelona. “You are made of a material that only God knows and for me you are the best example of struggle, perseverance and sincerity for our children,” she captioned a photo of him fondly at the time. Shortly before that, she shared another photo for Valentine’s Day.
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