Shakira and Gerard Piqué’s love story began in 2010, right in the middle of the FIFA World Cup. Twelve years later, the end came suddenly
The “Waka Waka” sounded at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the official song of that championship, when the Colombian singer Shakira, her interpreter, and the Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué met, fell in love and became one of the most popular couples on the international scene.
Twelve years have passed since that World Cup -which by the way Spain won-, the same as their love story, from which their two children Milan, who is currently nine years old, and Sasha, seven years old, were born, thanks to whom The ex-partner has managed to reach a separation agreement after months of lawyers and disagreements.
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2022 has perhaps been the “annus horribilis” for both of them, not only because of the sentimental breakup, but also because of the legal situation of the singer, who will go to trial for her problems with the Spanish tax authorities, and the health of her father, admitted several times in a hospital in Barcelona.
For Piqué, the year that is ending was his retirement from football, announced last November before playing his last match with FC Barcelona, a team to which he has always been linked and in which he had lost his title as a defender, in addition to his involvement in several controversies related to million-dollar contracts through the Spanish Football Federation.
A BREAK SPOTTED BY INFIDELITIES
That the relationship had not worked for a long time was seen coming since the alleged infidelities of Piqué began to jump to the press headlines, but the confirmation did not arrive until last June 4 through a brief statement in which the Colombian artist made public the end of twelve years of life together.
“We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our top priority, we ask for respect for privacy. Thank you for your understanding,” said the text sent by Shakira to the press.
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From there, the media explosion. The persecutions of both began and soon the first images of Piqué could be seen with his new girlfriend, the Catalan Clara Chía, 23, whom the 35-year-old footballer had met at a nightclub where he used to go with his friends. .
The happiness of the athlete making his love public in a summer concert contrasted meanwhile with the first appearances in the press of Shakira surfing with her children on a beach in northern Spain. In those photographs, the singer appeared sad and crestfallen, wrapped by her two little ones.
And the Waka Waka, the theme that the whole world had danced to in 2010 and which left moments in which the soccer player jumped on stage to move to the rhythm of the Colombian’s waist, became “Monotonía”, a bachata that the singer He recorded with the Puerto Rican Ozuna in October and whose video was filmed in the Spanish municipality of Manresa, in Catalonia.
“It wasn’t your fault, nor was it my fault, it was the monotony’s fault,” says the chorus of the song, the first heartbreak that Shakira, 45, published after her separation from Piqué.
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A few weeks earlier, and in an interview with Elle Spain magazine, the artist confessed that for her writing music was like going to the psychiatrist, “only cheaper”, and that it helped her heal.
THE SIGNATURE OF PEACE
After several months of negotiations between her lawyers, on December 1 Shakira and Piqué signed the agreement that will allow the singer to settle in Miami (United States) with her children in 2023, where she has a residence and where her maternal family has been residing. the last years.
The agreement came after both expressed through a statement that they had done it to “guarantee the well-being” of their children.
After his signature, Piqué’s lawyer explained to the press that the two were already “calmer and more relaxed”.
But beyond the separation and custody of her children, Shakira will have to return to Spain in 2023, since the criminal case for various economic crimes against the Spanish public treasury is pending, for which the Prosecutor’s Office asks for eight years and two months. imprisonment and a fine of more than 23 million euros.
Piqué, who continues with Clara Chía, will look for new professional horizons.
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