And the devastating celebrity splits just keep coming. According to Spanish website Cotilleo, Shakira and her boyfriend/baby daddy Gerard Piqué have called it quits after six years together.
On Thursday, Cotilleo has confirmed the news, which is sure to be a big story across the planet.
Speculation has been rife since June, when Pique and Shakira were last seen in public together.
This was at Leo Messi’s wedding to Antonella Roccuzzo in Rosario, Argentina.
As it stands, neither Pique or Shakira have confirmed the break-up. But, “sources close to the singer have confirmed the separation”.
If today’s reports are to be believed, an official announcement is “imminent”.
And, according to Cotilleo: “It’s something serious and she’s finally made the decision”.
Although they’re not married, Shakira and her longtime partner have two kids together, four-year-old Milan and two-year-old Sasha. The beloved singer was reportedly the one who decided to end the relationship, moving out of the home the couple shared in Barcelona.. It was previously revealed that Shakira will embark on a four-month tour starting in November while Gerard, a professional soccer player, will be preparing for the 2018 World Cup with Spain’s national team.
The news is especially shocking given the fact that the 40-year-old released a song about her beau, 30, in April called “Me Enamore.” “With you I would have ten children,” she sings. Ugh, just punch us in the gut why don’t you.
Back in 2014, Shakira was asked whether she’d ever tie the knot with the athlete. “We already have what’s essential, you know? We have a union, a love for each other, and a baby,” she told Glam Belleza Latina. “I think that those aspects of our relationship are already established, and marriage is not going to change them. But if I’m ever going to get married, he’s the one.” RIP true love.
The Colombian beauty was also forced to defend their partnership after comments she made were taken out of context. In an interview with Billboard magazine, the “Hips Don’t Lie” hitmaker called Gerard “territorial” and confessed, “he no longer lets me do videos with men.” She later clarified, “Gerard doesn’t tell me what to do — we discuss everything as a couple, as I imagine most partners do. We have a beautiful relationship and one of mutual trust.”
The 40-year-old performer has yet to make any sort of statement about her relationship status, but on Friday, she did take to Twitter with video of her singing Amarillo, a love song:
Una pequeña pausa en mi día para cantar una canción de amor! / A little pause in my day to sing a love song! Shak pic.twitter.com/7PDQiuRBYx
— Shakira (@shakira) October 6, 2017