Twingo, witch and jars of jams… The soap opera which opposes the singer to her former companion makes the heyday of the tabloid press. Overview of its sensational episodes.
She confided, in September 2022, to live her “darkest hours”. In the sights of justice – she faces eight years in prison for tax evasion – Shakira is also experiencing a tumultuous separation with Gerard Pique. As a couple for twelve years (from 2010 to 2022), the singer and the former footballer, suspected of infidelity, announced their breakup in June 2022.
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A press release in which the duo seemed to advocate appeasement. “We regret to confirm that we are separating, they lamented in the official message, relayed on June 4 on the site ofE! News. For the sake of our children (Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7, editor’s note), which are our top priority, we ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you for your understanding.”
At the top of the charts
Seven months later, it is clear that war is declared. Breakup songs, paparazzi, cryptic post… The conflict between the former FC Barcelona defender and the interpreter of WakaWaka is no longer intimate. Final bravado to date: BZRP Music Sessions #53 , the title of Shakira and the Argentinian producer Bizarrap, in which she pins her ex-companion, has just risen to the top of the Top 50 Global chart of Spotify. And breaks records on YouTube, where the clip, released on Wednesday January 11, has already accumulated 132 million views.
A song with the most explicit lyrics. “You claim to be a champion but when I needed you, you showed the worst version of yourself,” Shakira intones in Spanish. She also emphasizes the alleged adultery of the father of her children. “You exchanged a Ferrari for a Twingo, she continues in reference to Clara Chia Marti, 23, new girlfriend of Gerard Pique. You traded a Rolex for a Casio.”
Gerard Pique’s response
In short, Shakira sings it loud and clear: she has no intention of burying the hatchet. “I won’t come back to you even if you cry or beg me,” she hums in her third breakup song after Te Felicito and Monotonia. A boon for Gerard Pique who apparently has no desire to make amends. Quite the contrary.
Live on Twitch to talk about the Kings League, a futsal competition with staggered rules, Friday January 13, the ex-professional sportsman wore on his wrist … a Casio watch. “Is this a joke? he launched. No, no, I’m serious. I tell you, this watch is for life.” The controversy has grown to such an extent that the brand itself has pinned the singer on its Twitter account. “Shakira, we may not be a Rolex, but it’s clear our customers are loyal to us,” reads this tricky tweet.
For his part, Gerard Piqué, not happy to have signed a partnership with the brand, went to his office in a Twingo on Sunday January 15. A chaos in which Internet users mingled, accusing the singer of comparing women to objects in BZRP. “I never would have thought that this song, which for me is a catharsis and a liberation, would become number one in the world so quickly”, was satisfied to answer the star. But then, why so much hatred?
It all started with a dark story of strawberry jam. According to the program “Socialité” of the Spanish channel Telecinco, Gerard Pique had a horror of this sweet dish. However, the singer would have had suspicions on her return from a promotional tour after she would have discovered, by opening her fridge, that the level of her jars of jam – reviled, therefore, by the former professional sportsman – had drastically decreases. She would then have hired a private detective. Before learning that the father of his children was having an extramarital affair with a woman named Clara Chia Marti, a student in public relations and visibly fond of toast with jam.
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Shakira, beside herself, would then have concluded a pact with Gerard Piqué: he would have to wait a year before appearing publicly on the arm of his alleged mistress. Agreement that the former professional sportsman was quick to break. While Shakira, in search of “serenity”, flew to Dubai at Christmas, with their sons, the ex-professional sportsman attended the launch of his new football tournament in Barcelona… in the company of Clara Chia Marti.
A “devastating” video
To top it off, an intriguing video, dated August 2021, has just resurfaced on the web. We see Gerard Pique in the house he shared with Shakira, in the company of a person who strangely resembles Clara Chia Marti. However, the artist and his ex-companion were still together at the time when the sequence was filmed. A discovery that would have upset the singer. “She was devastated to learn that this woman clearly felt at home in the home they shared with their children,” an unnamed source told Page Sixearly January.
In pictures, the love story of Shakira and Gerard Pique
An attractive monitor
Since then, all shots are allowed. In a video unveiled by a user on Twitter, Saturday, January 14, we see a funny decoration on the balcony of Shakira. On closer inspection, it is in fact a mannequin in the likeness of a witch, turned towards the house of her former mother-in-law. The Internet user behind this discovery also indicated that Shakira had listened to her song BZRP Music Sessions #53, in a loop and at full volume, all day Saturday.
In November 2022, the interpreter cracked another provocation. She had thus been immortalized in the company of a charming surf instructor, in Cantabria, Spain. The opportunity for her to demonstrate that she intended to turn the page. A month later, she mentioned her breakup in an Instagram post, published on the occasion of the New Year: “Even if our wounds are still open in this new year, time has the hands of a surgeon (…), wrote -she in the caption of the publication. Even if someone has betrayed us, we must continue to trust others.
Interviewed by the magazine SHE US, in September 2022, Shakira declared having sacrificed everything for her former companion. “As a football player, he wanted to play and win titles, and I had to support him,” she said. One of us had to sacrifice, didn’t we? (…) And I did. I put my career in the background and I came to Spain, to support him so that he can play football and win titles.
Before continuing: “It was a sacrifice of love. Thanks to this, my children were able to have a mother present, and I developed this incredible bond with them, which is unbreakable (…)” For the time being, Gerard Piqué has not expressed himself explicitly on their conflict. . But it is rumored that behind the scenes, the ex-footballer would face his own demons. A caricature of Clara Chia Marti, made by one of the employees of her company Kosmos, is circulating on the web. And Gerard Pique, annoyed, would not be close to finding the author. The latter’s colleagues would thus have made a vow to… never denounce him.
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