Famous couples handle a lot of publicity; to look at every little thing they do and say is nothing but love! Fans want to know who their idol is in a relationship and whether their relationship is going well or not, which is why many people were shocked to find that Shakira and Gerard Pique are separated after 11 years and two children.
Now, it is notoriously known that celebrity relationships do not last. But some couples beat the Hollywood curse and get it right to lead meaningful relationships and happy lives! Think of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt; who does not love them? Like the ‘Quiet Place’ couple, fans believed Shakira and Gerard Pique would be the final contenders. So, here’s all you need to know about the star-studded sadness.
Shakira and Gerard Pique: Timeline
It all started in 2011 when the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer met the Spanish footballer who was the center-back for FC Barcelona. The two celebrities met when the singer was filming the music video for her hit single ‘Waka Waka’ (This Time for Africa), which was the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The two hit it off, and it was not long after Shakira and Gerard welcomed their son, Milan, to Barcelona in 2013. The family continued to live in Barcelona. In 2015, Shakira gave birth to their second child, Sasha. During this time, the couple was at an everyday peak; even Forbes featured the two on their list of the world’s most powerful couple. After 11 years, the couple recently issued a joint statement announcing their divorce.
The couple’s joint statement
In a joint statement to E! News, the singer and the soccer player announced their split and said they were deeply sorry while announcing the news of their breakup. The statement went on to say that the former couple’s top priority is their children, and therefore they want their fans and spectators to respect their privacy.
Shakira opened up about her two sons; she mentioned how they inherited their mother’s musical genes and learned to play a little drum and keyboard. She also said she’s not sure if any of them are going to explore their dance skills, but Sasha claims she’s a dancer. The star was quite private when it came to her kids, but she recently shared a small clip of her son’s dance. She wrote the video and said that she might not post regularly, but she could not help it with this video.
We are sure that Shakira and Gerard will continue to work together to raise their children despite their differences.