Shakira And Gerard Piqué Are No More — Power Couple Splits Up After 11 Years Together

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The 2010 World Cup smash hit “Waka Waka (Time for Africa)” is how Colombian pop star Shakira and Spanish defender Gerard Piqué met and the two eventually started dating. Now 11 years later the couple, who never married, are splitting up.

Shakira Piqué Breakup

Shakira and Piqué have two children, Milan who is nine and Sasha who is seven.

The two icons released a joint statement confirming their breakup on Saturday. The statement said, “We regret to confirm that we are separating. We ask for privacy at this moment for the well-being of our children, who are our maximum priority. Thank you in advance for your understanding and respect."

Spanish news outlets claim that the Barcelona defender could have been cheating on Shakira and that he had been living alone for weeks prior to the news they were splitting up.

The Spanish outlets really went all out with their reporting on the breakup. I understand that people like gossip, but this is just bizarre.

Spanish new outlets are interesting.

The summer is off to a rough start for soccer power couples as Canada stars Alphonso Davies and Jordyn Huitema announced they were going separate ways near the end of May.