It looks like it could be trouble in paradise for soccer star Gerard Pique and his long time partner, pop star Shakira. According to the Spanish newspaper El Periodico, Shakira recently caught her man cheating on her which has led him to move out of the home they were sharing together. Reporters for the newspaper are reporting that Pique was meeting up with a 20 year old student from Barcelona, whose identity has not been confirmed, as of yet.
Here are the details, via Marca:
Lorena Vazquez and Laura Fa, who are two journalists at El Periodico, have affirmed that Pique was meeting with a young blonde girl aged 20, who is a student and an event hostess in Barcelona. However, her identity has not been revealed, at least not yet.
The report claims that Pique was seen with this woman several times and that Shakira found out about this.
The report then goes on to detail their situation, pointing out that many close to the couple have noticed they haven’t been seen together in some time, and that a statement on their break could be coming in the very near future:
However, the relationship appears to be tense and other parents at their children’s school have stated that Shakira and Pique haven’t been seen picking up the kids together for some time.
It is even alleged that Shakira took the children to Ibiza for a family holiday in May, but that Pique didn’t join them.
He is believed to be living on his own in an apartment and was reportedly in Andorra when the El Periodico news broke, as he is the owner of FC Andorra.
Sources close to the pair believe a statement will be released shortly, although it’s not clear if this will be to deny the story or to announce that they are splitting up.
One of the most famous couples on the planet, the two have been together for twelve years, since they met at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Pique would be a key contributor to Spain winning the World Cup, while Shakira sang the tournament theme song “Waka Waka” which became a huge International hit.
The couple have never officially tied the knot, but were in a long term, committed relationship. They have two young boys together aged seven and nine. At this point, these are just rumors as it is hard to believe that someone would actually cheat on Shakira.
Pique and Shakira are two of the most successful, rich and beautiful people in the world. If the rumors turn out to be true, there will be a long line of suitors looking to get with the soccer and pop International stars.
Here’s a closer look at Shakira: