Colombian celebrity Shakira and FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique introduced Saturday they had been calling time on their relationship of greater than a decade.
The 45-year-old “Hips do not Lie” songstress is among the greatest names within the international music trade and has offered greater than 60 million albums.
Spanish soccer hero Pique, 35, received the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship, and is a three-time Champions League winner with Barcelona.
The couple share two sons and had been residing collectively for years on the outskirts of Barcelona.
“We remorse to verify that we’re separating. For the well-being of our youngsters, who’re our upmost precedence, we request respect for (our) privateness,” they mentioned in a press release.
Along with her mixture of Latin and Arabic rhythms and rock affect, three-time Grammy winner Shakira is among the greatest stars from Latin America, scoring main international hits with songs equivalent to “Hips do not Lie” and “At any time when, Wherever”.
In 2020, she carried out with Jennifer Lopez on the halftime present of the NFL’s Tremendous Bowl championship last in Miami, sometimes one of many most-watched half-hours in US tv.
The couple introduced their separation simply over per week after Spanish court docket paperwork inched Shakira nearer to standing trial in Spain for tax fraud after a Barcelona court docket dismissed an attraction from the singer.
Spanish prosecutors accuse her of defrauding the Spanish tax workplace out of 14.5 million euros ($15.5 million) on revenue earned between 2012 and 2014.
They are saying she moved to Spain in 2011 when her relationship with Pique grew to become public however maintained official tax residency within the Bahamas till 2015.
Her defence attorneys say she moved to Spain full time solely in 2015 and demand that her “conduct on tax issues has all the time been impeccable in all of the international locations she needed to pay taxes”.
In an interview with AFP in 2019, Shakira mentioned quickly shedding her voice two years earlier had been “the darkest second of her life” and affected her “deeply”.
She later recovered her voice naturally, while not having to endure surgical procedure as really useful by docs and subsequently carried out a world tour in 2018.
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