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'We Regret To Inform': Shakira And Gerard Pique Announce Their Split After 12 Years

Their separation announcement comes just over a week after Spanish court documents inched Shakira closer to standing trial in Spain for tax fraud after a Barcelona court dismissed an appeal from the singer.

By Ashita Singh
Sun, 05 Jun 2022 01:48 PM IST
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'We Regret To Inform': Shakira And Gerard Pique Announce Their Split After 12 Years
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New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: It's over for pop star Shakira and FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. Yes, you read that right! PopularColombian singer Shakira and FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique are separating, the couple confirmed in a statement via their PR firm. Shakira and Gerard have released a joint statement to confirm that their relationship is ending. In a statement, the couple requested privacy for the well-being of their children.

"We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the wellbeing of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy," the statement said.
Reportedly, the Barcelona defender, Gerard was seen accompanied by other women and he has been living in his old apartment for weeks.

Their separation announcement comes just over a week after Spanish court documents inched Shakira closer to standing trial in Spain for tax fraud after a Barcelona court dismissed an appeal from the singer.

Shakira, 45, and Pique, 35, have been together since 2011 and have two children. Shortly before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, they met when he featured in the music video for Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", the tournament's official song.

The "Hips Don't Lie" singer is facing a trial over alleged tax fraud charges in Spain after she lost an appeal on May 26. Prosecutors claim she failed to pay up to 14.5 million euros ($15.54 million) in tax on income earned between 2012 and 2014.

Her legal team said in a statement they will keep defending her case with solid legal arguments."Shakira's conduct on tax matters has always been impeccable in all the countries she had to pay taxes and she has trusted and followed faithfully the recommendations of the best specialists and advisers," the statement said.

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