Celebrity couples deal with a lot of publicity; watching every little thing that they do and say is nothing but love! Fans want to know who their idol is in a relationship and whether their relationship is going well or not, which is why a lot of people were shocked to find Shakira and Gerard Pique broke up after 11 years and two children later.


Getty Images | The beautiful family of four has now split to make way for new members


Now, it’s notoriously known that celebrity relationships do not last. But, some couples beat the Hollywood curse and manage to lead meaningful relationships and happy lives! Think of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt; who doesn’t love them? Just like the ‘Quiet Place’ couple, fans believed that Shakira and Gerard Pique would be the end-game. So, here‘s all you need to know about the star-studded heartbreak.

Shakira And Gerard Pique: Timeline

It all started back in 2011 when the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer met the Spanish football player who was the center-back for FC Barcelona. The two celebrities met when the singer was filming the music video for her hit single ‘Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), which was the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The two hit it off, and it was not long after Shakira and Gerard welcomed their son, Milan, in 2013, in Barcelona. The family continued to reside in Barcelona. In 2015, Shakira gave birth to their second child, Sasha. During this time, the couple was at an all-time high; even Forbes featured the two on their list of the World’s Most Powerful Couple. After 11 years, the couple released a joint statement recently announcing their breakup.


Getty Images | We never imagined the power couple parting ways any time soon

The Couple’s Joint Statement

In a joint statement to E! News, the singer and the soccer player announced their split stating that they had deep regret while disclosing the news of their breakup. The statement continued and mentioned that the former couple’s main priority is their children, and, because of this, they want their fans and spectators to respect their privacy.

Shakira opened up about her two sons; she mentioned how they’ve inherited their mother’s musical genes and have learned to play a bit of drum and keyboard. She also stated that she wasn’t sure if any one of them was going to explore their dance skills but Sasha claims to be a dancer. The star has been quite private when it comes to her children but she recently shared a small clip of her son’s dancing. She captioned the video, stating that she might not post often but she couldn’t help it with this video.


AFP | It appears that the couple, especially Shakira, is content with the divorce


We are sure that despite their difference, Shakira and Gerard will continue to work together to raise their children.