REAL MADRID legend Iker Casillas has furiously denied rumors he is dating pop star Shakira shortly after their split from longtime Spanish team-mate Gerard Pique.
Pique and the Grammy-winning singer announced their split in June after a 12-year relationship during which they had two children, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7, but never married.
Casillas, on the other hand, divorced sportswriter Sara Carbonero, to whom he was married for five years and also had two children.
Rumors of a relationship between the legendary goalkeeper and the Barcelona star’s ex began when the two started following each other on Instagram.
But the 41-year-old tall Spaniard vehemently denied those rumors with a story on Instagram, when he shared screenshots of articles suggesting he’s now dating the Colombian artist.
The Spaniard ended his story with a post that read: “Touch your nose. OMG [Oh My God].”
Pique and Shakira met in 2010 while filming the music video for their World Cup song Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).
The 45-year-old singer performed the song in South Africa during the final, in which both the legendary centre-back and Casillas represented Spain, beating the Netherlands 1-0.
That also happened to be the night the Real Great revealed to the world he was dating Carbonero, as the former couple enjoyed a romantic moment on live TV after the game.
Casillas and Pique were both part of Spain’s youngest golden generation, winning back-to-back Euro titles in 2008 and 2012 and their first World Cup in 2010.
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However, the two men were also bitter El Clasico rivals in the late 2000s and into the next decade.
Casillas was Real’s undisputed No. 1 while Pique acted as Barcelona’s rock in defence.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6341854/iker-casillas-shakira-gerard-pique-real-madrid-barcelona/ Iker Casillas furiously denies the rumor he is dating Shakira after the singer split from longtime Spanish teammate Gerard Pique