Shakira and Gerard Piqué divorced

June 05, 2022

Shakira and Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué divorced after 11 years of relationship, as the Colombian singer confirmed.

"We are saddened to announce our separation," Shakira, a public relations firm, said in a joint statement to the media.

"For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect our privacy. "Thank you for your understanding," they added.

The 45-year-old met the 35-year-old footballer during the shooting of the music video for her song "Waka (This Time for Africa)", which was the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Shakira and Gerard Piqué have two children together, 8-year-old Milan and 6-year-old Sasha.

According to the Spanish newspaper "El Periódico", Gerard Piqué allegedly cheated on Shakira. The article also reported that the Barcelona footballer lives alone in another house, away from his family.

In the same report, it is claimed that the lyrics of Shakira's recent song with Rauw Alejandro entitled "Te Felicito" (Congratulations) showed from an early age that there were problems in their relationship.

"To complete you, I broke into pieces. I was warned, but I did not pay attention. It was the drop that overflowed the glass. Do not tell me that you are sorry, you seem honest, but I know you well and I know that you are lying ", the lyrics of the song state.

Shakira has not commented on her breakup with Gerard Piqué.

However, she posted on Twitter on Saturday a photo in which she gives a kiss on the cheek to her father.

"Guys, I receive many messages expressing concern that I was recently seen in an ambulance in Barcelona," the singer wrote in her message.

"I just wanted to let you know that these photos are from last weekend (the 28th of the month), when my father unfortunately had a bad fall and I accompanied him by ambulance to the hospital, where he is now recovering," he explained.