Insights into Shakira and Pique’s now doomed relationship

THEY seemed to have it all – successful careers, children and a fortune of £350million.

But pop sensation Shakira, 45, and Barcelona star Gerard Pique, 35, have called off their romance – after allegations he’s lost his way.

Shakira and Gerard Pique's sizzling romance is over

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Shakira and Gerard Pique’s sizzling romance is overPhoto credit: Getty – Contributor

They first caught each other’s attention in 2010 when the handsome defender starred alongside the Colombian singer in the video for her World Cup single, Waka Waka.

Seemingly a happy couple, she toasted his success on the pitch with the Catalans and celebrated his achievements as if they were her own.

In 2013, they welcomed their first son, Milan, who was born in Barcelona. Two years later, another boy – Sasha – followed as the couple started their family.

However, they never walked down the aisle — Shakira admitted in a 2020 interview on US television show 60 Minutes: “To tell you the truth, marriage scares me.”

How they met

It was the summer of 2010 and Shakira was the voice of the World Cup in South Africa.

Their hit song “Waka Waka” became synonymous with the tournament and Pique starred in the video promo for it.

When they met on set, sparks flew. Pique later used a shared chat-up line to woo the curly-haired beauty when they met again during the opening ceremony.

“She was already there because she sang at the opening ceremony and I asked her how the weather was,” he revealed.

“It’s the typical stupid question … It got to the point where I told her we had to go to the World Cup final to see her again – she sang in the final.”

Pique made good on his promise – as Spain won the cup by beating the Netherlands in the final.

Publish

It wasn’t until 2011 that Shakira confirmed it was an item, after months of speculation.

The post, which she shared on Twitter, showed a snap of them smiling together with the sea as their backdrop and their arms wrapped around each other.

“I present you my sunshine,” she explained to her millions of fans.

It wasn’t the first time the football and music worlds have collided – and it won’t be the last.

But fans were instantly in love with the new couple.

She was slowly becoming a fixture at the Nou Camp, making Barcelona her home with the sturdy centre-back.

What happened next seemed natural.

Barcelona stars Gerard Pique, Xabi Hernandez, David Villa, Shakira, Pedrito and Busquets join Shakira on stage in 2011

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Barcelona stars Gerard Pique, Xabi Hernandez, David Villa, Shakira, Pedrito and Busquets join Shakira on stage in 2011Photo credit: Getty – Contributor
Up until 2012, Shakira and Pique were football's hottest couple

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Up until 2012, Shakira and Pique were football’s hottest couplePhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
Shakira helps Pique celebrate a Copa del Rey triumph at the Camp Nou

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Shakira helps Pique celebrate a Copa del Rey triumph at the Camp NouPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty

children

Once they crossed the “honeymoon” threshold, they were ready to welcome their first child.

Milan was born in 2013 and Pique immediately praised his partner for embracing motherhood – calling her ‘the best mom in the world’.

“Milan couldn’t have a better mother,” he gushed.

“She is very dedicated, the love and connection between them is incredible. I learn a lot alongside her. Shakira has had a very great career, knows a lot and has taught me a lot.

“She came into my life to change it and that makes me very happy. You and Milan are my everything.”

A second son, Sasha, was added in 2015, expanding their brood.

Love knew no borders and Shakira and Pique began raising a family - with first son Milan being born in 2013

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Love knew no borders and Shakira and Pique began raising a family – with first son Milan being born in 2013Photo credit: AP:Associated Press
Pique and Shakira share two sons, Milan and Sasha

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Pique and Shakira share two sons, Milan and Sasha

However, marriage was not in the equation

Most recently, Pique revealed why – despite being together for 11 years – they never wanted to get married.

He told Gary Neville in The Overlap: “No, I’m not married. It’s their mentality.

“I like how we are right now. We have two children, nine and seven at the moment. We work well as a couple.”

But tellingly, just before she wowed US fans at the 2020 Superbowl, she revealed why she wasn’t ready to be stopped.

“I don’t want him to see me as a wife. I’d rather he see me as his girlfriend,” she told 60 Minutes.

“His lover, his girlfriend. It’s like a little forbidden fruit, you know?”

“I want to keep him busy. I want him to think that anything is possible depending on the behavior.”

Now there seems to have been some misconduct.

Shakira said in a statement through her publicist: “We regret to confirm that we are separating.

“For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy.

“Thank you for your understanding.”

Although the couple seemed happy, marriage was always out of the question for Pique and Shakira

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Although the couple seemed happy, marriage was always out of the question for Pique and ShakiraPhoto credit: Getty – Contributor
Shakira revealed the couple had split after Pique cheated on her

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Shakira revealed the couple had split after Pique cheated on herPhoto credit: AP:Associated Press

Reports circulating in Pique’s home country suggest he has been unfaithful to her.

Perhaps the writing was on the wall when, back in March, Pique revealed he would rather play against Espanyol than have sex with the stunning Shakira.

He told The Wild Project: “I’m delighted that Espanyol have been promoted to the first division because that’s how we play at their stadium. I like going there, I get whistled at all the time.

“You laugh and the fans get even madder. There is nothing comparable in the world. I would say it’s better than sex. I enjoy it a lot more than playing against Real Madrid.”

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The pair reunited over the weekend to watch their son Milan compete in baseball, but the brave show they put on didn’t hide their torn situation.

At the moment, the future is unclear, as is his career at Barcelona.

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