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Shakira and Gerard Piqué Relationship and Split Timeline

  • Shakira and Gerard Piqué introduced their separation in June 2022.
  • The Colombian singer and Spanish soccer star started relationship in 2011. They had been collectively for 11 years.
  • Since then, Shakira has launched a tune concerning the breakup and Piqué is relationship Clara Chia Marti.

In 2010, Shakira met Spanish soccer participant Gerard Piqué on the set of her tune, ‘Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)’

The music video for the observe, which was the official anthem of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, featured many well-known soccer stars, together with Dani Alves, Carlos Kameni, Lionel Messi, and Rafael Marquez, in addition to Piqué – whose group was that 12 months’s champion.

“I wasn’t a soccer fan, so I did not know who he was,” Shakira, whose full identify is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, instructed CBS’s “60 Minutes” in 2020, recalling how they met. “When I noticed the video, I used to be like, ‘Hmm, that one’s form of cute.’And then somebody determined to introduce us.”

In a separate interview, Piqué mentioned that their relationship “all began after we had been collectively in South Africa and I wrote to her.”

He instructed Spain’s TV3 in 2016: “She was already there as a result of she sang within the opening ceremony, and I requested her what the climate was like. It is the standard silly query … it received to the purpose the place I instructed her we must get to the World Cup last to see her once more — she was singing on the last.”

At the time, Shakira was nonetheless in a relationship with Antonio de la Rúa, however the two introduced their cut up in January 2011

Antonio de la Rúa and Shakira in Las Vegas on November 6, 2007.

Antonio de la Rúa and Shakira in Las Vegas on November 6, 2007.

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Shakira and de la Rúa started relationship in 2000 when the Colombian singer was in her early 20s and had simply begun receiving worldwide acclaim as a Latin singer.

Throughout the course of their relationship, the Argentine lawyer had turn into Shakira’s lawyer, and the 2 labored very carefully collectively.

However, in January 2011, the pair confirmed they had separated in August 2010 in what they described in a joint assertion as “a mutual determination to take time other than our romantic relationship.”

“Throughout this time now we have continued to work collectively hand in hand, have remained shut and have saved the main points completely non-public till now,” their assertion continued, including that they “view this era of separation as short-term.” 

The following month, Shakira and Piqué had been noticed spending time collectively and in March 2011, they made issues Instagram official

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer and former Manchester United participant had been pictured holding hands after leaving a restaurant in Barcelona in late February, in addition to jetting off for a getaway in February, only a month after her cut up from de la Rúa was introduced.

At the time, they maintained that there was nothing more than friendship between them.

However, a month later, the pair made issues official, declaring their love on social media. Shakira shared a photograph of the 2 of them on Facebook and Twitter which confirmed Piqué along with his arms wrapped round her.

“Les presento a mi sol…” she wrote within the caption, which interprets to: “I current to you my solar.”

A number of months later in May 2011, Piqué joined Shakira onstage at one in every of her live shows in Spain

Gerard Pique goes on stage in Shakira's concert at the Lluis Campanys Olympic Stadium on May 29, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.

Gerard Pique goes on stage in Shakira’s live performance on the Lluis Campanys Olympic Stadium on May 29, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.

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The Spanish participant, alongside his teammates Xavi Hernandez, Bojan Krkić, and Sergio Busquets, joined the singer onstage throughout an interlude at her present on the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys stadium in his native Barcelona in May 2011. 

During the break from her live performance, Shakira tried to show the gamers a few of her signature dance strikes to various levels of success.

After it was over, Piqué wrapped his arms across the singer and the 2 shared a kiss.

Shakira and Piqué made their red-carpet debut as a pair in January 2012

Shakira and Gerard Piqué

Shakira and Gerard Piqué of Barcelona pose for photographs after arriving on the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2011 on the Kongresshaus on January 09, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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The couple made their first joint public look in January 2012 to attend the Fifa Ballon d’Or Gala, which occurred in Zurich, Switzerland.

In January 2013, the couple welcomed their first baby collectively: a son named Milan

Gerard Pique and Shakira introduce their son, Milan Pique Mebarak on February 4, 2013. Milan was born on January 22, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

Gerard Pique and Shakira introduce their son, Milan Pique Mebarak on February 4, 2013. Milan was born on January 22, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

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After confirming her being pregnant in an Instagram post that confirmed her mendacity on Piqué and her shirt pulled as much as exhibit her child bump, Shakira gave beginning to the couple’s first baby collectively, a son, on January 22, 2013.

“We are completely happy to announce the beginning of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué,” the singer wrote on her web site, including: “Just like his father, child Milan turned a member of FC Barcelona at beginning.”

She went on to clarify that his identify means “expensive, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, keen and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.”

In an interview with Us Weekly, Shakira described Piqué as “the form of dad who’s full arms on.”

“He modifications diapers, he bathes him, he enjoys enjoying with the child, he enjoys feeding him, all of that stuff,” she mentioned. “So that is nice assist for me, you realize. I can not think about doing all of this and not having the daddy do his a part of the job. So that is an enormous assist to me.”

In 2014, Shakira addressed the truth that the pair weren’t married and mentioned she didn’t really feel it was ‘a vital step in a pair’s life’

Gerard Pique and his son Milan Pique are seen picking up Shakira in her arrival at El Prat Airport on December 12, 2013 in El Prat de Llobregat, Spain.

Gerard Pique and his son Milan Pique are seen selecting up Shakira in her arrival at El Prat Airport on December 12, 2013 in El Prat de Llobregat, Spain.

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“We have already got what’s important, you realize?” the “She Wolf” singer instructed Glamour. “We have a union, a love for one another, and a child. I feel that these facets of our relationship are already established, and marriage shouldn’t be going to alter them. But if I’m ever going to get married, he is the one.”

In a separate interview whereas selling her new collaboration with Rihanna, “Can’t Remember To Forget You,” Shakira mentioned that it was Piqué had “greater than implied” that he wouldn’t be completely happy together with her taking pictures music movies that includes males.

“He’s very territorial, and since he not lets me do movies with males, properly, I’ve to do them with ladies,” she instructed Billboard. “It’s out of the query – which I like, by the way in which. I like that he protects his turf and he values me, in a manner that the one person who he would ever let graze my thigh could be Rihanna.”

Shakira gave beginning to their second son, Sasha, in January 2015

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On January 29, 2015 — seven days after their older son’s second birthday — the couple welcomed their second baby collectively, a son named Sasha Piqué Mebarak.

“The identify Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means ‘defender of mankind’ and ‘warrior,'” Shakira wrote on her website, explaining the identify’s etymology as she had carried out for her first baby.

In August 2018, Shakira shared a touching tribute to Piqué after he retired from worldwide soccer

Shakira and Gerard Pique at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014

Shakira and Gerard Pique on the Billboard Music Awards on the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014.

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Piqué introduced to the world that he could be retiring from international soccer after the 2018 World Cup.

Posting a photograph of the participant on the pitch, Shakira penned a touching tribute to Piqué on Instagram in Spanish that interprets to: “Love, completed the stage that we’ll all the time hold in our hearts. One of the happiest moments of my life has additionally been seeing you win in 2010 with the nationwide group and rejoice with Spain champions! Shak.”

In January 2020, Shakira admitted that ‘marriage scares the shit out of me’

Shakira and Gerard Pique speaking in "Shakira: The 60 Minutes Interview."

Shakira and Gerard Pique talking in “Shakira: The 60 Minutes Interview.”


In a joint interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” the couple was as soon as once more quizzed over their determination to not marry.

Shakira responded: “To let you know the reality, marriage scares the shit out of me. I do not need him to see me because the spouse. I’d quite him see me as his girlfriend,” she mentioned.

Piqué agreed, including: “The girlfriend.”

“Exactly. His lover, his girlfriend. It’s like slightly forbidden fruit, you realize?” Shakira continued with amusing. “I wanna hold him on his toes. I need him to assume that something’s potential relying on habits.”

In January 2022, Shakira opened up about a few of the difficulties they confronted of their relationship

Shakira and Pique at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Shakira and Pique on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In January 2022, Shakira appeared on the “Planet Weirdo with Holly H” podcast and spoke about how she and Piqué fought over the singer’s lack of punctuality and time mismanagement.

“My poor husband, slash boyfriend, slash child daddy, no matter you wish to name him, he has to attend up for me so lengthy. He’s bored with ready up,” she mentioned, per Entertainment Tonight Canada. “‘Cause Colombian time shouldn’t be the identical as Catalonian time, Spanish time.”

She went on to say that Piqué is used to a regimented schedule, whereas she shouldn’t be as a result of “my profession has been consuming my whole life.”

“He’s very strict, very punctual. He’s been introduced up in a soccer group the place he is a group participant and he must be [punctual]. It’s like the military,” Shakira mentioned. “There is sort of a mixture of a military slash kindergarten.”

“His thoughts is structured like that and mine. I’m slightly, you realize – and so I’ve turn into much more punctual since I met him,” she added. “But the occasions that we truly struggle is as a result of I’m late and he is ready up.”

She continued: “I’ve all the time been like working, and it does not matter if he wants it. If I have to work on a Saturday or Sunday or Monday, it is the identical. So I fully misplaced the notion of time, that concern.”

In June 2022, Shakira and Piqué introduced that they’d damaged up after 11 years collectively

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Confirming that they had been parting methods, the couple launched a joint assertion from Shakira’s PR group. 

“We remorse to verify that we’re separating,” the quick assertion learn. “For the well-being of our youngsters, who’re our highest precedence, we ask that you just respect our privateness. Thank you in your understanding.”

3 months later, Shakira addressed the breakup for the primary time, calling it ‘the darkest hours of my life’

Shakira broke her silence on the separation in September 2022 in a canopy story interview for ELLE.

The “Whenever Wherever” singer mentioned that whereas it had been “powerful” for herself, it was additionally an “extremely troublesome” time for the couple’s two youngsters who’re 10 and 8 years outdated.

“I’ve tried to hide the state of affairs in entrance of my children. I attempt to do it and to guard them, as a result of that is my primary mission in life,” she mentioned. “But then they hear issues in class from their buddies or they arrive throughout some unpleasant, disagreeable information on-line, and it simply impacts them, you realize?”

“It’s actually upsetting for 2 children who’re making an attempt to course of their dad and mom’ separation. And typically I simply really feel like that is all a foul dream and that I’m going to get up sooner or later. But no, it is actual,” she went on to say.

She added: “And what’s additionally actual is the frustration to see one thing as sacred and as particular as I believed was the connection I had with my children’ father and see that become one thing vulgarized and cheapened by the media. 

“And all of this whereas my dad has been within the ICU and I’ve been preventing on totally different fronts,” the singer continued.”Like I mentioned, that is in all probability the darkest hour of my life.”

In October 2022, Shakira launched her first tune which is purported to be concerning the fallout of her relationship with Piqué

Shakira begins the collaboration with Puerto Rican star Ozana, titled “Monotonía,” by singing in Spanish: “It wasn’t your fault, it wasn’t my fault / It was monotony’s fault / I by no means mentioned something but it surely damage / I knew this is able to occur.” 

Later on within the tune, she sings: “Suddenly you had been not the identical / You left me due to your narcissism / You forgot what we had been in the future.”

In the accompanying music video, the pop star is proven crying in a grocery retailer earlier than being shot within the chest by a former lover. She then walks round with a big gap in her chest, carrying her coronary heart.

At the tip of the video, she locks her coronary heart away in a protected deposit field.

Shakira and Piqué reached a custody settlement the next month

The former couple shared a joint assertion with ABC News that learn: “Our sole goal is to offer our youngsters with the utmost safety and safety and hope that they will proceed with their lives in a protected and calm atmosphere.”

“We respect that their privateness will probably be revered,” they added.

According to a supply quoted in People, the couple’s two sons could be transferring completely from Barcelona, the place Piqué’s household relies, to Miami, the place Shakira’s household house is.

The unnamed supply instructed the outlet that the 2 signed an settlement that’s “greatest for his or her children,” and added: “For eight years they’ve been residing in Barcelona, however she and the youngsters are transferring to Miami, the place all her maternal household stay.”

On January 11, 2023, Shakira launched a brand new tune that seemingly addressed Piqué’s betrayal and name-dropped his new girlfriend

In the only with Argentine hitmaker Bizarrap, titled “BZRP Music Session #53,” the Colombian pop star sings about being betrayed by a accomplice, being changed by somebody youthful, and being left residing subsequent to her in-laws. 

In the primary verse of the Spanish-language observe, she sings the phrase “salpique,” (splash), which many have interpreted as a not-so-subtle affirmation that the tune is certainly about her ex, as she pauses in between the phrase so it sounds extra like “sal-pique.”

She additionally seems to drop the identify of a lady to who Piqué has been linked in latest weeks, Clara Chia Marti. Just as she performed on his identify, she performs on his girlfriend’s identify when she sings “claramente” (clear) within the pre-chorus, drawing it out so it seems like she’s saying “calara-mente.”

Elsewhere within the tune, Shakira seems to reference the truth that Marti is 12 years youthful than Piqué, singing: “I’m value two 22-year-olds / You traded in a Ferrari for a Twingo / You traded in a Rolex for a Casio.”

On January 25, 2023, Piqué appeared to verify his relationship with Clara Chia Marti by posting a selfie of the 2 of them on Instagram

A publish shared by Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique)

He did not embrace a caption alongside the picture, which confirmed the 2 of them with their heads pressed collectively and smiling on the digicam.

The publish marked the primary time that the previous soccer star has posted Marti on his web page, and has been interpreted by many as affirmation that they’re certainly collectively.

A month later, Shakira mentioned ‘there’s a place in hell reserved’ for ladies who do not assist different ladies

In her first interview since releasing her diss observe with Bizarrap, Shakira mentioned on the Mexican program “En Punto con Enrique Acevedo,” that it was truly her 10-year-old son who had recommended she do the collaboration.

“Milan instructed me: ‘Mommy, you need to do one thing with Bizarrap … he is the Argentine god!'” she mentioned, per CNN’s translation.

Shakira additionally mentioned that following her and Piqué’s breakup she had discovered assist in different ladies, noting that: “I’ve realized that ladies are at a key second for society. We are at some extent the place the assist that we will obtain from one another may be very related, it is rather vital.”

The singer then paraphrased a quote from the late former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, which she mentioned speaks to the state of affairs she now finds herself in.

“She has a phrase that I really like, which says ‘there’s a place in hell reserved for these ladies who don’t assist others.’ And I fully agree,” she mentioned.

Shakira gave one other interview in March by which she mentioned that writing the diss observe was a ‘wholesome technique to channel my feelings’ after her ‘very tough 12 months’

Making an look on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in March together with her “BZRP Music Sessions, Vol 53” collaborator, Bizarrap, Shakira spoke concerning the inspiration behind the tune — which has now broken 14 Guinness World Records.

“The factor with this tune is, it has turn into an anthem for therefore many ladies on the market. I’ve had a really tough 12 months after my separation, and scripting this tune has been so vital to me,” she mentioned.

She added: “It’s been a wholesome technique to channel my feelings.”

“After we put out this tune, I actually felt like I do not even have followers on the market,” she instructed Fallon. “I’ve a sisterhood of girls who’ve been by way of the identical issues that I’ve been by way of, who assume the way in which I feel, who really feel the way in which I really feel, who needed to put up with a lot crap the way in which I needed to.”

“And you realize, I did write the tune for me,” she continued. “But additionally, I really feel that it was meant to be — and in all probability for therefore many ladies on the market that wanted a discussion board, too, and a voice to signify them in so some ways.”

A number of days later, Piqué admitted that he had ‘clearly’ heard the tune when requested in an interview

According to Hola, the soccer star was requested on the Spanish radio present “El món a Rac1” whether or not he had heard his ex’s tune, to which he responded in Spanish: “Obviously, I’ve heard the tune.”

He continued: “But I do not wish to discuss it as a result of it is neither right here nor there.”

Piqué then turned the dialog to their two younger youngsters, including: “People have a accountability, particularly these with youngsters, to guard our children.” 

Shutting down the subject he mentioned: “I do not wish to say something extra about it, as a result of everybody makes good and dangerous choices, and I do not wish to discuss concerning the matter anymore. I feel ultimately whatt issues most is for my children to be okay.”

In April 2023, Shakira introduced on social media that she and her sons have left Spain


“I settled in Barcelona to offer my youngsters stability which we at the moment are in search of in one other nook of the world alongside household, buddies and the ocean,” Shakira wrote in Spanish per “Entertainment Tonight” alongside a photograph of a Barcelona skyline shared on Twitter and Instagram on April 2, 2023.

“Today we start a brand new chapter in pursuit of their happiness,” she continued, earlier than including that Barcelona was “the town the place I discovered that friendship is unquestionably extra lasting than love.”

“Thank you to everybody who has been there to cheer me up, dried my tears, impressed me and made me develop.” 

The publish concluded: “Thank you to my Spanish followers who’ve all the time surrounded me with their love and loyalty. For you, that is only a ‘See you later!’ and like my father mentioned so many occasions, ‘See you across the curves! ❤️” 

The singer didn’t point out the place she is transferring to, though Deadline reported she is eying a return to Miami, Florida, the place she lived beforehand. 

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