Why did Shakira and Gerard Pique split? | The Sun

SHAKIRA and Gerard Pique were once considered the golden couple, everyone aspired to be like.

Sadly the singer and the Barcelona defender have announced their separation.

Why did Shakira and Gerard Pique split?

On June 6, the couple announced they had split up.

The revelation came after reports that the footballer had strayed.

A statement released via Shakira's publicist read: “We regret to confirm that we are parting ways.

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


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"Thank you for your understanding."

Pique has yet to release a statement on the separation, nor has he addressed his alleged cheating.

Reports in Spain claim the former Manchester United man has been "staying alone in his own apartment for weeks" following Shakira's discovery of his alleged infidelity.

The World Cup winner is said to have been enjoying Barcelona's famed nightlife with his pals and team-mate Riqui Puig.

And according to Marca, his partying has been "out of control".

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How long were Shakira and Gerard Pique together?

Pique met Shakira when he was training in Madrid ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The Colombian singer's hit single Waka Waka was the official song for the tournament and the defender appeared in the video.

Before their separation, Pique was quizzed about his failure to tie the knot with the 'Whenever, Wherever' singer.

During an appearance on The Overlap, the centre-back told ex-team-mate Gary Neville: "No, I'm not married. It's her mentality.

"I like it how we are right now. We have two kids, nine and seven right now. We work good as a couple."

Shakira explained her reasons for not marrying during a 2020 interview.

"I don't want him to see me as the wife. I'd rather him see me as his girlfriend," she said on 60 Minutes.

"His lover, his girlfriend. It's like a little forbidden fruit, you know?"

"I wanna keep him on his toes. I want him to think that anything's possible depending on behaviour."

Do Shakira and Gerard Pique have any children?

Shakira and Pique have two children together, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7.

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Despite the split, the pair were both seen watching their son's baseball game.

The outing came shortly after they revealed they had separated.

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