Shakira and Piqué, who were a much admired couple, are now in the public eye for their separation. Here we tell you the full story.
LatinAmerican Post | Moises Campos
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The singer Shakira and the soccer player Gerard Piqué have decided to put an end to their 12-year relationship, of which two children remain. Due to the relevance that this couple had, it is important that you know in detail the timeline of this scandal to find out the full story.
It was around June 2010 when Shakira and the Spanish soccer player met. At that time, the Colombian singer was recording the official song of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa "Waka Waka (This is Africa)."
The relationship becomes official through the social networks Facebook and Twitter, once the two share a photo with the description "I present my sun", this occurs in March 2011. But it was not until May of that same year while Shakira was on her tour “The Sun Comes Out World Tour” which had a presentation in Barcelona, in which some players from the FC Barcelona team took the stage. This is where Shakira and Piqué shared their first kiss in public.
In 2012, the relationship became more formal when the two celebrities attended the red carpet of the FIFA Ballon d'Or gala as a couple, which took place in Switzerland in January. The surprise would be for September of the same year when Shakira and Piqué released the news together about their first child.
The couple happily welcomes their first-born Milan, whose birth occurred on January 22, 2013, and everything seemed like happiness, fame, and success. However, in June 2014 Shakira tells the public that a wedding with the Spanish soccer player is not included in her future plans. A couple of months later, in August, both celebrities announced that they would receive their second child.
Rumors of a separation
Although everything was going normally in September 2017, rumors arose about the possible end of the relationship and Piqué denied it by sharing a photograph of his entire family with the title "Family time". In January 2018 Shakira won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album, and the couple was caught singing the song "Me enamoré", whose lyrics tell how their romance began.
In November 2019, the Colombian singer reports that she suffered from depression and that the Spanish soccer player had seen her in her worst moments. Shakira herself in January 2020 confessed her fear of the commitment of marriage and affirmed that she did not want to be seen by her partner as a wife. She also stated that she prefers to always be seen as the bride.
After the rumors of the breakup, many funny images related to this news were shown on social networks.
By February 2020, Shakira made world news for appearing in the company of Jennifer López at the Super Bowl halftime show on February 2, precisely on Piqué's birthday. This already raised doubts in the followers of the famous couple and in February 2022 the reason for Piqué and Shakira's frequent discussions was revealed to the public, something supposedly related to punctuality and being late.
Things begin to show their true face and in April 2022 Shakira released the song "Te felicito" with the singer Rauw Alejandro and it begins to spread among her fans that the lyrics of the song are directly dedicated to Gerard Piqué. Then, in May, the newspaper "El Periódico" revealed that Piqué was unfaithful to Shakira. In addition, he has left home and has moved to a single apartment on his property, located on Muntaner street in Barcelona.
Finally, through a statement dated June 4, 2022, Shakira confirmed that she separated from the soccer player Gerard Piqué.
Shakira: a coveted woman
After the information of the distancing between Shakira and Piqué, the Colombian has been linked to some celebrities. among them are the actors Henry Cavill and Chris Evans.
Henry Cavill generated rumors after a video in which the British actor looks with interest at the singer during the red carpet of the premiere of the film The Man from UNCLE
Another gesture that has fueled speculation about these artists is that, a few days after her breakup with Gerard Piqué, Shakira began following Cavill on Instagram. Chris Evans, recognized for his role as Captain America, has also been involved in controversy for following the Colombian interpreter on Instagram, after the news of his separation from Gerard Piqué was revealed. As if this were not enough, to add more ingredients to the growing rumors about this couple, Shakira has returned the gesture to Chris Evans, and is now also his follower on Instagram.
We will see what awaits the Colombian singer, who has the support of her fans around the world.