Eleven Years After, Shakira And Pique Pick Split

Pique Accused of Infidelity

Colombian-American music super star, Shakira, and her partner, Barcelona ace defender, Gerald Pique, announced on Saturday that they are signing off on their relationship.

The split is coming after 11 years of being together without tying the nuptial.

We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our utmost priority, we request respect for (our) privacy,” they said in a statement.

The relationship between Shakira, 45, with more than 60 million albums sales, and Pique, 35, a Spanish football hero, a three-time Champions League winner with Barcelona who also won the 2010 World Cup and European Championship two years later, has produced two boys.

Though the couple didn’t give any reason for the separation, sources say it is not unconnected to Pique’s alleged romance with a far younger Barcelona woman. He was allegedly sern severally with the woman apparently cheating on his live-in lover, mother of his two children.

According to Spanish newspaper, El Periodico, Pique is already living in a separate apartment.

The lady, whose identity is still under wraps is said to be a 20 year-old blonde student who doubles as an event hostess.

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