Shakira and her longtime lover Gerard Piqué have ended their relationship. On meeting on “Waka Waka” set to raise their children, both stars came a long way. But, it’s a heartbreaking moment for the fans and good wishers of the stars. On June 4, 2022, the pop star and her longtime partner announced their divorce in a joint statement.
“We regret to confirm that we are splitting,” the couple stated, demanding privacy for the sake of their children, who are their “first concern.”
The pair initially met on the music video set for “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” in 2010. The song was the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, held in South Africa, and it featured several football players, notably Spain’s Gerard Piqué. Shakira was drawn to FC Barcelona’s defense.
“I wasn’t a soccer fan, so I didn’t know who he was,” Shakira told 60 Minutes in a 2020 interview. “When I first viewed the video, I thought, ‘Hmm, that one’s sort of nice,’ and then someone decided to introduce us.”
Why Did Shakira And Pique Break up
The main question arises: Why did the 11-year-long couple break up. The possibility of separation has been brewing for a few months. In April 2022, Shakira and Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro released “Te Felicito,” which featured lyrics such as “For completing you, I broke into pieces / They warned me, but I did not pay attention,” and “I realized that yours is false / It’s the drop that overflowed the glass / Do not tell me you’re sorry, that seems sincere, but I know you well, and I know you lie.”
A few days later, a Spanish news site said that Shakira had found Piqué cheating on her and that he had walked out of their home. So long, the two have been together for a while; they have never been legally married, which makes the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer’s intricate taxes exactly as difficult as before.
Their 11 Year Long Relationship
Piqué and Shakira first met in 2010 when Piqué starred in Shakira’s music video for “Waka Waka,” the official song of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. It was a quick appearance, but it impacted the celebrity singer and her religion.
Shakira and Piqué confirmed their relationship on social media, putting all suspicions to rest. The Barcelona defender is seen hugging the singer from behind in a snapshot shared on Twitter and Facebook, with the message “Les presento a mi sol” (I present to you my sun).
During the Barcelona leg of her “The Sun Comes Out World Tour,” Shakira gave Piqué an impromptu dancing lesson. Following their victory over Manchester United, the player and many of his Barcelona colleagues took to the stage to master a couple of Shakira’s iconic dances. Before swinging their hips, the pair kissed and hugged in front of the cheering audience.
In a crimson gown, the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer joined Piqué at Switzerland’s 2011 FIFA Ballond’Or Awards event. As they entered the ceremony, the couple took a minute to look into each other’s eyes.
The Grammy winner said she and Piqué were expecting their first child.
Milan Piqué Mebarak was born in Barcelona, Spain, on January 22, 2013. In a message on Shakira’s website, the new parents revealed their son’s name.
Shakira revealed on Facebook in August 2014 that Milan would be a big brother.
Shakira and Piqué had their second child in January. Sasha Piqué Mebarak was born in Barcelona on January 29. Shakira and Piqué, like their older brother Milan, shared the origin of their family’s newest member’s name.
Shakira, Piqué, and their two boys spent Memorial Day weekend in Boston, exploring their main places.
“Me Enamoré,” the popular track from the Grammy-winning album El Dorado. The song tells how the couple met and fell in love.
On August 11, Piqué announced his retirement from professional football.
Shakira suffered from despair following a hemorrhage of her right vocal chord in 2017. She called her loss of voice and inability to sing “unbearable.” It also made it impossible to communicate with her family and allowed Piqué to see her at her most vulnerable.
“To be honest, marriage scares the s—- out of me. I don’t want him to think of me as his wife. I’d rather he think of me as his girlfriend “She elaborated.
Shakira confessed on the Planet Weirdo with Holly H podcast that she and her Spanish player disagree on one point: punctuality.
On June 4, 2022, the pair announced their split in a joint statement after 11 years together. Shakira and Piqué’s divorce became public after the Spanish newspaper El Periodico claimed that Piqué was living apart from the singer and their children.