Shakira and her partner Gerard Piqué have called it quits.
Following an 11-year romance and two children together, the Colombian singer, 45, stated that she is no longer with her footballer beau, 35.
‘We hate to confirm that we are parting ways,’ Shakira said in a statement. We ask that you respect the privacy of our children, as their safety is our first responsibility. Thank you for your patience.’
The couple had been dating since 2011, after meeting while filming a music video for her World Cup song Waka Waka the year before.
While Sharika and Gerard never married, they did have two kids, Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven, during their relationship.
Shakira commemorated Gerard’s 600th appearance for Barcelona with an emotional social media message when he made his 600th appearance in March.
By declaring that playing against Espanyol was better than sex, the Barcelona FC defender risked Shakira’s fury.
‘I’m glad that Espanyol has been promoted to the first division since that’s how we play at their stadium,’ he remarked in an interview with YouTuber Jordi Wild.
‘I enjoy going there since I am constantly whistled at. The fans become much more enraged when you chuckle.
‘There is nothing like it anywhere in the world.’ I’d say it’s better than sex. It’s a lot more enjoyable than playing against Real Madrid.’