Colombian star Shakira and Spanish footballer Gerard Pique announced on Tuesday that they have reached an agreement for the custody of their children with whom the singer will leave Barcelona for Miami, five months after the announcement of their separation.
“We have signed an agreement which guarantees the well-being of our children and which will be ratified in court, within the framework of a simply formal procedure”the singer and Gerard Pique announced in a joint statement released by Shakira’s communications team. “Our sole aim is to provide them with the utmost security and protection, and we are confident that their privacy will be respected”adds the press release, which does not give details on the terms of the pact concluded during a final meeting of almost 1 p.m. which ended on Monday evening.
Moving to Miami
The lawyer for Gerard Pique – who is playing his last game with FC Barcelona on Tuesday after announcing his surprise retirement from professional football – has confirmed to AFP that Shakira plans to move to Miami with her children on a date that remains. to be defined, to relaunch his career.
Now more free, Pique will have ten days a month to spend with them, as well as vacation periods.
“If anyone has won, it’s the children”explained to AFP the footballer’s lawyer, Ramón Tamborero, about a complex negotiation that had dragged on for months.
Shakira, 45, and Pique, 35, began a romantic relationship in 2011, from which two sons, Milan and Sasha, were born in 2013 and 2015.
After more than ten years of a largely Barcelona-based relationship, the couple announced their split in early June.
The singer, who did not marry Pique and did not share property, still has an ongoing tax evasion case in Spain. The courts have not yet set a date for his trial.
The prosecution demands against her more than eight years in prison and a fine of nearly 24 million euros for having defrauded the Spanish tax authorities up to 14.5 million euros between 2012 and 2014.
The artist, for his part, rejects all the accusations.