BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 25:  Shakira (L) and Gerard Pique (R) attend the 'Festa De Esport Catala 2016 awards' on January 25, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images)

Shakira and her longtime boyfriend, Gerard Piqué, have formally break up after 11 years collectively. The couple share two sons, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7. In a joint assertion launched on Saturday, June 4, they shared that guaranteeing the “well-being” of their youngsters is their primary precedence presently.

“We remorse to verify that we’re separating,” the couple’s assertion reads, as reported by People. “We ask for privateness at this second for the well-being of our kids, who’re our most precedence. Thank you upfront in your understanding and respect.”

Shakira first met the FC Barcelona star on the set of her music video for “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” which was the official music for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. However, the singer and the soccer star did not formally verify their relationship till March 2011. Since then, they’ve largely saved their romance out of the highlight. Occasionally, they’d stroll crimson carpets collectively, and Shakira usually introduced their sons to Piqué’s soccer matches over time, however for essentially the most half, they saved their private life non-public.

The place the place followers most frequently glimpsed Shakira and Piqué together was on social media. As lately as February, the pop singer wished Piqué a cheerful Valentine’s Day on her Instagram. Meanwhile, Piqué final shared a photograph with Shakira on his Instagram in December 2021.

Shakira and Piqué have not shared any particulars about their break up past their public assertion. However, the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer’s new music with Rauw Alejandro, “Te Felicito,” has followers speculating that it is about her ex. Some of the lyrics translate to: “For finishing you I broke into items / They warned me, however I didn’t listen / I noticed that yours is fake / It was the drop that overflowed the glass.”

The pop star has not revealed whether or not or not the music is about Piqué. At the second, she’s not solely coping with her separation, but additionally with guaranteeing her father is wholesome after a current fall. Shortly after her break up from Piqué was confirmed, the “Whenever, Wherever” singer requested her followers to ship their “greatest needs” to her father as he recovers. “Please do ship all of your greatest needs his manner and thanks all as at all times for your entire love & help,” she tweeted partly.

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