The Truth About Shakira’s Relationship With Her ‘Husband’, Gerard Piqué

People in the entertainment world are notorious for jumping from one relationship to the next, but Shakira and her partner Gerard Piqué, a Spanish professional soccer player, were together for a decade, though they never got married, in case you didn’t know.

In comparison to other famous relationships, Shakira and Gerard were rather low-key. They occasionally posted images of themselves together, but that doesn’t mean they were not on good terms. It’s fascinating since many people are undoubtedly asking why the two never married, or what was the real score about Shakira’s relationship with her “husband.”

Updated on August 26, 2022: On June 4th of this year, Shakira and Gerard Piqué released a joint statement announcing their split from one another. They shared, « We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you for your understanding. » Gerard has since moved on and is now dating 23-year-old PR student Clara Chia Marti.

Updated on December 7th, 2022 by Abigail Thomas: Though singer Shakira and soccer player Gerard Piqué were never married, their separation has been tough on both of them. They were together for 11 years before they called it quits in June 2022. The celebrities also have two sons together, and have been undergoing custody battles since their separation. Shakira and Piqué finally came to an agreement in November 2022. Though they have all been living in Barcelona, Spain for 8 years, Shakira and her children will be moving to Miami, Florida to be closer to family.

How Did Shakira And Gerard Piqué’s Relationship Start?

Shakira met Gerard when filming her music video for the 2010 FIFA World Cup’s official song, « Waka Waka (This Time for Africa). » He is one of the soccer stars in it. Here’s what the handsome athlete said about their meeting: “It all started when we were in South Africa, and I wrote to her.”

He further revealed, “She was already there because she sang in the opening ceremony, and I asked her what the weather was like. It is the typical stupid question… it got to the point where I told her we would have to get to the World Cup final to see her again — she was singing at the final.” Gerard and his team did end up winning the World Cup that year.

Why Didn’t Shakira And Gerard Piqué Get Married?

In 2011, Shakira and Gerard Piqué made their relationship public for the first time. Since then, the pair had been happy, even growing their family by welcoming their two boys, Milan, who was born in 2013, and Sasha, who joined Shakira and Gerard in 2015. What’s keeping the two from marrying despite having a picture-perfect family?

Despite their status as the « it » family, the couple never tied the knot. The singer appeared to be anxious about marriage, and she enjoyed the status of girlfriend. In her 60 Minutes interview with her “husband,” she revealed that “marriage scares the sh** out of me.” She explained, “I don’t want him to see me as the wife. I’d rather him see me as his girlfriend,” – to which Gerard also emphasized, “The girlfriend. »

It might be possible that Shakira wanted to keep the romance on fire in the relationship and being a married couple might take away their time for each other, especially with the kids around. Shakira went on to explain her reasoning, “His lover, his girlfriend. It’s like a forbidden fruit, you know? I wanna keep him on his toes. I want him to think that anything’s possible depending on behavior.”

In another interview with Glamour magazine, Shakira revealed about not wanting to get married. She said, “We already have what’s essential, you know? We have a union, a love for each other, a baby. I think that those aspects of our relationship are already established, and marriage is not going to change them. But if I’m ever going to get married, he’s the one.”

How Did Shakira And Gerard Keep Their Relationship Strong?

Everyone is aware of how tenuous relationships can be in Hollywood and other affluent circles. Another week has passed, another split has occurred, and yet another cover story has emerged. Not all famous relationships, however, are doomed to fail. In truth, a lot of A-list celebrities take pride in their happy life with their long-term partner, which included Shakira and Gerard for 11 years.

Rather than residing in Hollywood, Shakira and her family lived in Barcelona, Spain. As fans know, she is originally from Barranquilla, Colombia while her partner was born and raised in Barcelona. Aside from the place, the couple supported each other’s careers, which may be one of the reasons they were going strong for so long.

They may not be in the same sector — she as a well-known artist, while he is a well-known athlete — but they consistently showed their support for one another. Of course, they’re both accustomed to the entertainment industry and being in the spotlight, which is something they share.

Shakira And Gerard Piqué Split

After 11 years and having two children, Shakira and Gerard Piqué made a joint statement on June 4, 2022 that they had separated. « We regret to confirm that we are separating, » the couple said after news had already broke that Piqué was living elsewhere. « We ask for privacy at this moment for the well-being of our children, who are our maximum priority. Thank you in advance for your understanding and respect. »

Though the former couple were never married, they have been dealing with lawyers to come to an agreement on custody of their children. The family previously lived in Barcelona, Spain, but Shakira was hoping to relocate in order to be closer to family. In November 2022, they finally came to an agreement. “Our sole objective is to provide our children with the utmost security and protection and hope that they can continue with their lives in a safe and calm environment, » they said to the Times. The agreement includes Shakira and their two sons moving to Miami, Florida.

Shakira is not currently seeing anyone, though fans of the singer hoped she would start a romance with actor Chris Evans. Piqué, however, has wasted no time in moving on. He is currently seeing PR student Clara Chia, who is only 23 years old.