Inside the Gerard Pique-Shakira split: How footballer's money issues may have been final straw
Gerard Pique and Shakira parted ways after 11 years of relationship after it was reported that the former was caught cheating on the singer. However, Shakira’s brother-in-law Roberto Garcia has revealed new details of what could be another reason for the duo’s split.
Roberto Garcia, who is the ex-boyfriend of one of Shakira’s sisters, spoke to Spanish media outlet EsDiario and revealed that finances could be another reason why Gerard Pique and Shakira went in different directions. According to reports, the Barcelona FC player asked for a loan from the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ hitmaker for investing in different businesses - something which did not go down well with the latter.
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A financial angle between Gerard Pique and Shakira has emerged as one of the other main reasons behind their high-profile split. The website Music News First reported that according to Spanish journalist Kike Calleja, “Piqué would have asked Shakira for money to make some real estate investments and the artist’s family would have refused to give it to him.”
The journalist confirmed that it was Shakira’s brother-in-law who shared the new details, thus giving new insight into the story. Roberto Garcia shared, “They do not mix their money and take the family economy to 50%. Shakira is also investing in other construction businesses and had the idea of doing something in the Bahamas and Colombia” adding, “That’s where the problems began.” The financial conflicts, it seems, led to the tension between the two and ultimately caused their final separation.
What happened between Gerard Pique and Shakira?
Gerard Pique and Shakira were together since 2011 before going for a break-up in June 2022. The duo shares two sons - 9-year-old Milan and 7-year-old Sasha. As mentioned earlier, Gerard Pique was caught cheating on the Spanish crooner, leading to their break-up.
In a statement to E! News, the duo said, “We regret to confirm that we are parting ways” adding, "For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding." The footballer met the popstar after appearing in the music video for her single ‘Waka Waka,’ which was the 2010 World Cup's official song.
Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos had earlier reported that Pique was "angry" about the infidelity rumors as they were tarnishing his image. "Piqué will defend himself in court because he considers that some of the information tarnishes his honor and seriously damages his image," as per the portal. It is also rumored that Shakira addressed Pique’s disloyalty in her new song ‘Te Felicito’ with Rauw Alejandro. The singer croons, “To complete you I broke into pieces/I was warned, but I didn't listen/ I realised that yours is false/ it was the drop that overflowed the glass/ Don't tell me you're sorry, that sounds sincere, but I know you well and I know you're lying.”