After the news of the “betrayal” .. Shakira and Pique announced that they are separating! | DW Arabic News | Latest news and perspectives from around the world | DW

Colombian star Shakira announced today, Saturday (June 4, 2022), with the heart of the Barcelona football club, Gerardo Pique, that they are separating after more than a decade of a relationship that produced two children. “We regret to confirm our divorce. We ask that privacy be respected for the sake of our children, who are our top priority,” the duo said in a joint statement.

Social networks have been ablaze in recent days because of Pique’s possible betrayal, and the Spanish newspaper “El Periodico” published a report about “betrayal with a student in her twenties.” The two stars met before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, at Shakira’s recording of the famous song “Waka Waka”, and they have Milan (9 years old) and Sasha (6 years old).

Reports suggested that Shakira had health problems due to the split, but she made it clear on Saturday on her platforms, commenting on a picture of her hanging out with her father, who wore a bandage on his forehead: “I received messages expressing concern that I recently seen in an ambulance in Barcelona. I want to inform you that these pictures go back to last weekend (May 28th) when my father unfortunately fell and I accompanied him in the ambulance to the hospital where he is now recovering.”

The news of the divorce comes more than a week after the Spanish judiciary responded to a request filed by Shakira, who is accused of involvement in a 14.5 million euro (about $15.5 million) tax evasion operation related to her income between 2012 and 2014, which means that her trial is close. Shakira (45) is one of the most prominent names in world music, and in her career she has sold more than 60 million records.

Pique (35 years old) has been wearing the colors of Barcelona since 2008, he has won the title of domestic champion eight times and the European Champions League three times, and he also crowned his country with the titles of the World Cup in 2010 and the European Cup. in 2012.

And last March, Shakira Pique was classified as “the best centre-back in the world,” after his part in his team, Barcelona’s big win over Real Madrid, 4-0, in the Clasico of the Spanish league. And then she wrote on social networks: “Gerrard does not allow me to speak publicly about these things. But only with his courage can he do the same, overcoming every injury and pain always giving his best.”

And the singer of Lebanese origin, who has 53 million followers on Twitter and 73 million on Instagram, continued: “Not because he is my husband, but because he is the best center back in the world.”
MAH/AJM (AFP, Reuters)

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