Colombian star Shakira and Spanish footballer Gerard Pique announced their split on Saturday in a joint statement.
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“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
An international star who has sold more than 60 million records, Shakira now lives with Gerard Pique and their two children on the outskirts of Barcelona.
The 45-year-old singer began her relationship with FC Barcelona defender in 2010, shortly before the Spanish selection at the World Cup in South Africa.
Shakira then sang her song “Waga Waka” at the closing ceremony. She and BQ had already been exchanging messages for a few weeks. Their pair has been the delight of the paparazzi.
Mixing Latin sounds, African rhythms and rock influences, the Colombian has become one of the most listened to Latin American singers, winning three Grammy Awards for “Hip Doesn’t Lie” and “Anytime, Nowhere”. .
For his part, he was part of the backbone of the 35-year-old La Roja, who scored a fantastic hat-trick with Euro-2008 and the 2010 and 2010 World Cups in South Africa and won three Champions Leagues with Barca.
With Shakira, Bigwin’s position took on another dimension. From being a recognized athlete, he has become a great media friend.
His deputy allowed him to meet the elders of this world. The footballer wore the second cap of a successful entrepreneur.
In 2015, the couple hosted a dinner where the leaders of the Catalan club met with the Japanese e-commerce company Ragudan, allowing FC Barcelona to secure one of its largest advertising deals.
Both had to deal with Spanish courts for tax reasons.
A trial is approaching in Spain for a Colombian star accused of tax evasion of 14.5 million euros, after courts rejected his appeal in late May.
For his part, Gerard Pique found that at the end of 2021 the Spanish judge gave him a reason, which was to rescind a sentence and force the player to pay back 2.1 million euros to Spanish tax authorities for the crime of allegedly cheating the rights to the film. .
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