Shakira and her longtime partner Gerard Piqué have said that they are breaking up. This means that their 11-year relationship is over.
In a statement released by the Colombian pop star’s PR firm on Saturday, the couple said, “We’re sorry to say that we’re breaking up.” “The safety of our children is the most important thing to us, so we ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you for being able to understand.”
Shakira, 45, met Piqué, a 35-year-old Spanish footballer who plays for FC Barcelona. They met when she was promoting “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” her anthem for the 2010 World Cup.
People say that the couple first said they were dating in March 2011. In 2012, Shakira told them their first child was on the way.
Sasha and Milan are Shakira and Piqué’s children. Even though they had been together for a long time, they never got married, but they seemed very happy as longtime partners.
“To be honest, I’m afraid of getting married. Piqué shouldn’t think of me as his wife. I would rather he think of me as his girlfriend “Shakira told 60 Minutes in 2020, before she and Jennifer Lopez were to perform at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show, that she was excited. “His girlfriend was his partner. It’s like a little bit of forbidden fruit, you know?”
In the past few days, reports that Piqué had moved out of his family’s home in Barcelona and was living alone in the city helped spread rumors that the couple’s relationship was over.