'My awards don't lie': Shakira demands ex Gerard Pique return 3 of her Grammys lying in his office
Sources claimed that Gerard could use the awards as a ‘bargaining chip’
MIAMI, FLORIDA: The split between Shakira and her ex, Gerard Pique, is reportedly getting ugly, as the Grammy awards won by the singer are being held hostage by the star athlete. The singer has demanded that her ex-husband return them to her as she's concerned they may be used as a trump card in the custody battle between the two. Shakira earned three Grammy Awards and 12 Latin Grammy Awards in a career spanning 30 years.
According to RadarOnline, the awards are allegedly in the possession of her former husband. Journalist Jordi Martin first made the shocking claims, which surfaced in a report by the Spanish newspaper La Razon. The newspaper pointed out how Gerard could use the trophies as a "bargaining chip" as the duo goes head-to-head to reach a co-parenting agreement.
Jordi said, "In Piqué's office, in Kosmos (his production company), Shakira's Grammys are still exposed. He hasn't returned them to her." He said that the two plan to move to Miami with their kids, where they will live separately and work out a custody agreement.
As per the Radar article, a source close to Shakira said, "She just wants what’s best for the kids and is trying to keep them away from hearing and seeing all the negative things in the news about her." adding that the custody battle between them quickly turned from cordial to "messy."
The 'Hips Don't Lie' hitmaker and Gerard announced they were calling it quits in June after more than a decade together. Their statement said, "We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the wellbeing of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy."
The pair share two sons Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7. There has been a lot of speculation since the separation about what actually transpired, but Gerard has made it clear that he has moved on with his new girlfriend Clara Chia Marti. Many believe the footballer started dating the 23-year-old model while he was still with the singer.
Sources claimed that Clara was also in a relationship when she met Pique and that both continued their relationship behind their partners' backs. The cheating allegations were eventually tied to the photos of the argument that recently surfaced on social media.
An insider told The Sun, “Gerard and Clara have been seeing each other for months. She is a student who also works for him in his office, organizing events. They have been keeping quiet about their relationship but those around them all know what is happening.”
The source added, “People have been helping him keep the romance hush-hush and have wiped Clara’s social media accounts so people can’t find photos of her. That alone makes his mates think he is actually quite serious about being with her.”