The Columbian star-singer, Shakira, had been married to FC Barcelona player, Gerard Pique for over ten years. However, this power couple took the world by surprise when Shakira made an official announcement that she and Pique are getting separated. They made this announcement with the help of their PR agency.
The statement mentioned that they are regretful to share that they are getting a divorce. On the other hand, the couple wants to preserve the privacy and well-being of their children. Hence, they requested everyone to give the family some privacy during such a difficult time.
Distressing News For Shakira Fans
Shakira is 45 years of age and Pique of 35. The couple has been together since 2011 and also have 2 children. They had reportedly met right before the World Cup in 2010 in South Africa. Shakira had starred in the famous ‘Waka Waka’ music video that was the official song of the World Cup.
It was during this time that they met and started dating. Since then, Shakira and pique have been a happy couple and loved by their fans all over the world. They also have a beautiful family.
Shakira has been facing a tax fraud trial that she had been accused of in Spain following her lost appeal on 26th May. The Prosecutors had claimed that she did not pay the income tax of about $15.54 million on her income from 2012 to 2014. Her legal group has been defending her with strong arguments and she will likely win the case.
Nonetheless, she has also recently dropped a few hints regarding her separation from her soccer husband. She has implied that pique had in fact cheated on her with a much younger woman and his infidelity might be the reason behind their divorce.