Gerard Piqué may SUE those spreading 'infidelity' rumors about him amid split with Shakira
Football star Gerard Piqué reportedly wants to defend his name amid his separation from Shakira and is said to be considering legal action against those he thinks are slandering him with misinformation.
It's been hard to distinguish facts from rumors since fans learned of the power couple's separation last week. There have been several stories that appeared to paint the Barcelona defender as the one to blame for the fallout, and the star athlete is not taking the rumor mill of unfounded claims lightly.
Piqué has been in the news for some time now. Recently, The Mirror debunked claims of him dating fellow footballer Pablo Martín Páez Gavira's mother. Other rumors claimed that he was dating a friend of Riqui Puig's girlfriend. To spice it up more, another rumor quickly surfaced that his new girlfriend uses the initial CM. Right now, his relationship status is ambiguous.
Now, sources have told the Spanish newspaper 20minutos that the soccer star is "angry" about the barrage of reports that have publicly stained his image. There is limited information about Piqué's split with Shakira, but despite the former pair's appeal for privacy, there are several unverified claims about the situation making the rounds on social media. Some reports have claimed the acclaimed defender was unfaithful to the Colombian performer before as well as during their separation, and that she found out about his activities by hiring a team of private detectives. Meanwhile, other reports have claimed Piqué has been relentlessly partying in his bachelor pad since moving out of the family home.
With two children, Milan and Sasha, the couple had been in a relationship since 2011. Piqué, 35, and Shakira, 45, were admired by many as a couple despite their age difference. They reportedly share the same birthday, ten years apart. In a joint statement released on Saturday, June 11, the famous duo revealed their separation. The joint statement reads, “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 their privacy. Thank you for your understanding."
Piqué met the singer while he was practicing for Spain in the lead-up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Her smash hit 'Waka Waka' served as the competition's official song at the time. The illustrious player also appeared in the music video for it. According to the LA Times, the couple’s romance had been on the rocks for some time due to many problems in their relationship. Carmen Lomana, a television collaborator, recently said that the 'Waka Waka' singer did not reside with her soccer star boyfriend. “Both had many problems and affected the couple,” Lomana said during an appearance on the Ya es Medioda program, adding that they didn’t get along well. “Being married to a footballer is not easy. There are cases of women who marry very important footballers, and they tell you that they think they are God,” she remarked.