After twelve years together, the Colombian singer and the former FC Barcelona footballer announced their separation in June 2022. Since then, Shakira and Gerard Piqué have been waging a real cold war in the press and on social networks.
Decryption of an idyll that turned into a fiasco.
Love Story: Shakira and Gerard Pique
From love at first sight to betrayal
The international stars met in 2010 at the FIFA World Cup hosted by South Africa. Shakira was then filming in Madrid to shoot the clip for the anthem of the event WakaWaka. After multiple SMS exchanges and the separation with their respective companions, the couple formalizes this relationship.
In September 2012, Shakira announced her pregnancy. Their first child, Milan, was born on January 22, 2013. Two years later, the composer gave birth to their second boy, Sasha.
At the end of 2017, rumors of separation were already circulating in the media, but it was not until five years later, in a joint statement sent to the Spanish press agency EFEas the celebrities announce the end of their love: “We regret to confirm that we are separating.”
Since then, several Spanish newspapers have revealed that the main reason for their separation was the athlete’s infidelity.
Gerard Pique’s infidelity for several years
On November 17, 2022, Gerard Piqué was seen with a young woman, Clara Chía Martí, leaving a Japanese restaurant in Spain. The latter, aged 23, is a public relations student. She is also employed by Kosmos, the footballer’s television production company.
The Twitter account specializing in people news breaking celebrity has also relayed a photo of the young couple. On the picture, the duo is holding hands.
On January 6, 2023, Page Six revealed that the singer’s fans had spotted Clara Chía Martí’s face in a Zoom interview with the player from 2021. The video was captured in the family home, during Shakira’s absence. At that time, the former partners were supposed to be “happy together,” the source told the American people site.
Shakira would have been “devastated to learn that this woman clearly felt at home in the house they shared with their children.” The affair of the father of her children would have probably lasted “for much longer than she imagined”.
According to an article by the Spanish channel Telecinco published in December 2022, it is a pot of jam that would have allowed Shakira to unmask her unfaithful husband. The interpreter of Hips don’t lie would have quickly noticed that the jars of jam present in their fridge were emptying at a crazy speed, even though the star only rarely consumes it, just like her husband Gérard Piqué who, for his part, is used to eating it with moderation.
Shakira allegedly later hired a private detective, thinking someone else was consuming their jam. And this one would have confirmed the link of the former sportsman.
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A painful breakup for Shakira
In an interview with the American edition of the magazine She on Wednesday September 21, 2022, and whose singer was on the cover, Shakira made many confidences about her separation. “I feel like this is all just a bad dream and I’m going to wake up at some point. But no, it’s real,” she said sadly.
The singer-songwriter, in disarray, said her “disappointment to see something so sacred and so special (…) turn into something vulgar and devalued by the media”. The singer described this complicated period as “the darkest hour of [sa] life”.
On January 1, 2023, she posted a poetic and resilient message, in reference to this separation, on her Instagram account.
“Even if our wounds remain open in this new year, time has surgeon’s hands. Even if someone betrayed us, we must continue to trust,” the post read.
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An explicit “revenge song”
Since her breakup, Shakira has performed several songs that evoke the pain of loving. In Te Felicito, released in April 2022, the woman sings the following lyrics: “To complete you, I broke into pieces. I had been warned, but I did not listen.” If this song touched many of his fans, it was not as successful as BZRP Music Sessions #53, produced by Argentinian Bizarrap.
Broadcast on January 11, 2023 on YouTube, the “revenge song” [une chanson de revanche amoureuse, ndlr] shattered audience records. It has also become the most watched Latin music in history on the platform.
In the clip, watched more than 180 million times, Shakira sends a frontal message to her ex and makes him realize that he has not lived up to the person she is. “A wolf like me is not for guys like you / I only make music, sorry if I splash you / You thought you hurt me, but you made me harder”, she sings facing the camera.
Moreover, Gerard Pique is not the only one to take for his rank. The young new companion of the retired footballer is also criticized: “You exchanged a Ferrari for a Twingo / You exchanged a Rollex for a Casio.” Words, surfing on the cliché of female rivalry, which have become cult.
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Targeted by the song of his ex-spouse, Gérard Piqué chose to respond with humor and disdain. Friday January 13, 2023, during a live broadcast on the streaming platform Twitch, the latter wore a Casio watch on his wrist. He announced that he had signed a partnership with the brand for the Kings League – a football competition created by himself and played at seven.
“This watch is for life,” he said at the show’s microphone. Two days later, the athlete arrived in the parking lot of the headquarters of his company Kosmos at the wheel of a Twingo. Filmed by several people present on the scene, the image of the retired sportsman getting out of his vehicle was relayed by all the international press. whose media Foot Mercatowho released a snapshot of the player all smiles alongside his car.
According to information from the Spanish journalist Marc Leirado published on Twitter on January 12, 2023, on the balcony of her terrace, Shakira hung the puppet of a black witch. The latter, specifies the author, was put in the direction of the house of his former parents-in-law, located in Barcelona (Spain).
“So Shakira, to take revenge on her ex-husband, installed a witch on her balcony right in the middle of her mother-in-law’s house (…) And plays the music on her separation at full blast. Beautiful atmosphere”, commented a user on the social network.
Still according to Marc Leirado, Gerard Pique’s mother would have asked for the doll to be removed but, “under the supposed orders of Shakira”, it would have been put back in place. Despite their media heartbreak, Shakira and Gerard Pique expressed the wish to protect their children from the conflict.
“We have signed an agreement which guarantees the well-being of our children and which will be ratified in court, within the framework of a simply formal procedure”, he said in their press release in 2022.
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