Shakira and Gerard Pique have announced their separation after 11 years of being together.
The couple met on the set of her music video for “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” which served as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and have been together since 2011.
The 45-year-old singer and the 35-year-old FC Barcelona defender have been together for 11 years but are yet to officially tie the knot, and they share two children, nine-year-old Milan and seven-year-old Sasha.
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“We regret to confirm that we are separating,” the couple said in a joint statement Saturday.
“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.”
This is coming weeks after it was alleged that Gerald Pique cheated on Shakira.
The report further revealed that the pair decided to live separately, with the Barcelona defender staying alone in his apartment in Barcelona for weeks now.