Celebrity Couple–Pique, Shakira Announce Separation After 11 Years

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One of World’s famous celebrity couple — Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique and Colombian popstar Shakira — have announced their separation after 11 years of being together.

It’s claimed the football star has left their family home with both parties are keen to make their two children the top priority during the unsettling time.

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The Barcelona star first met the global pop sensation in 2010 while filming the music video for Shakira’s hit ‘Waka Waka [This Time for Africa] the soundtrack to the World Cup in South Africa.

In a statement released by Shakira’s communication agency on Saturday, the Colombian singer said: “We regret to confirm that we are parting ways.

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“For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy.

“Thank you for your understanding.

The statement confirms the end of what will undoubtedly be remembered as one of football’s famous relationships, comparable with ‘Posh and Becks’, Victoria and David Beckham.

Of course such a high-profile breakup will be hard-hitting for Pique after a turbulent year both on and off the pitch.

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