The singer acknowledged their separation in a joint statement made on June 4th.
Shakira has issued a statement confirming the end of her relationship with Gerard Pique.
The Barcelona defender has been married to the Colombian singer for 11 years and has two children with her.
Pique “has been spotted accompanied by other women” and has “been living alone for weeks in his previous flat,” according to charges made by video podcast Mamarazzis, according to the Spanish daily newspaper El Periodico.
What does the statement released by Shakira say?
“We regret to confirm that we are parting ways,” the joint statement, released via the EFE agency, read.
“For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy.
“Thanks for your understanding.”
How long have Pique & Shakira been together?
Pique and Shakira have been together for 11 years, having started dating in 2010.
In an interview Catalan newspaper L’Esportiu back in 2020, Pique recalled the first time he met the singer, who performed at the 2010 World Cup before Spain’s 1-0 win over Netherlands in the final.
“I told her that I’d see her at the final,” he said. “She was going to perform in the closing ceremony and I was certain we’d make it that far.”
Sasha Piqué Mebarak, Milan Piqué Mebarak are the couple’s children.
Pique explained why he and Shakira were not married in an interview on Gary Neville’s Overlap video series, which aired in May 2022.