BARCELONA LEGEND PIQUE, SHAKIRA ANNOUNCE SPLIT
Barcelona star Gerard Pique and pop star Shakira have announced their separation after eleven years. Retired Spanish international centre back Pique and Shakira have been together since 2011 and they have two children.
Shakira and Pique jointly released a statement through their PR agency to confirm rumours that they were going their separate ways. The joint statement asked for privacy and it didn’t give details on the decision to split. Pique and Shakira have been one of the most famous couples over the course of the last decade and the latest development in their relationship is coming amidst the tax fraud allegations involving music guru Shakira. The Colombian artiste is alleged to have been involved in tax fraud by the Spanish authorities.45-year-old Shakira is facing a trial over unpaid taxes of around €14.5m on income earned over a two-year period from 2012 and 2014.
Colombian star Shakira met Pique after the Barcelona legend appeared in her music video to promote song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa.Pique and Shakira started dating as boyfriend and girlfriend officially in 2011. They have been together till the spilt announcement was made this weekend.
At the time of their meeting around a decade ago, Pique was one of the best central defenders in the world and he was a key player for both Barcelona and Spain in defence. Pique was a key player for Spain in defence as they won the 2010 FIFA World Cup trophy in South Africa by beating the Netherlands in the final. The Spanish team needed extra time to see off the Dutch to win the World Cup for the first time. Another Barcelona legend in Andres Iniesta scored the winning goal for Spain in extra time off the assist from fellow midfielder Cesc Fabregas.