Shakira and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique announce separation after 11-year relationship


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Shakira and her accomplice Gerard Pique have introduced they’re separating.

The 45-year-old Columbian singer and the 35-year-old FC Barcelona defender have been collectively for 11 years and share two kids, nine-year-old Milan and seven-year-old Sasha.

In a joint assertion by way of their PR company, they mentioned: “We remorse to substantiate that we’re separating.

“For the wellbeing of our kids, who’re our highest precedence, we ask that you simply respect their privateness.”

The pair met shortly earlier than the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, when Pique featured within the music video for the event’s official tune, Shakira’s Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).

It comes because the Hips Do not Lie singer faces a trial over alleged tax fraud charges in Spain after she misplaced an enchantment final month.

Prosecutors declare she did not pay as much as 14.5 million euros (£12.4m) in tax on revenue earned between 2012 and 2014.

Her authorized crew has mentioned they may maintain defending her case with stable authorized arguments.

“Shakira’s conduct on tax issues has all the time been impeccable in all of the international locations she needed to pay taxes and he or she has trusted and adopted faithfully the suggestions of one of the best specialists and advisers,” they mentioned in a press release.

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