Is Iker Casillas dating Shakira? Ex-soccer star rubbishes rumors he is dating teammate Gerard Pique's ex
Speculations of the two dating were rife after Iker Casillas started following Shakira on Instagram
MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish legend Iker Casillas has rubbished all claims that suggested he is dating pop icon Shakira. The footballer went to his Instagram to play down all such allegations and told that he is not dating the ex-wife of his longtime teammate Gerard Pique. Casillas had recently separated from his former wife, Spanish sports journalist Sara Carbonero, with whom he shares two children.
The speculations were rife after the goalkeeper started following Shakira on Instagram. In June this year, the ‘Hips Don't Lie' singer also got divorced from her partner Gerard Pique after being together for 12 years. It was over a series of images across his Instagram stories, the formal national captain settled the dust with several screenshots of articles referring to his new relationship and ended it with an emoji referring he has no idea on what basis these claims are being made. It read, "Tocate las narices," which means in Spanish to "Touch your nose," and another emoji with the phrase "OMG" in an angry reaction to alleged relationship reports.
According to several sources, it was claimed that the ex-Barcelona defender Pique had been cheating on Shakira as their marriage started collapsing. It was also alleged that the couple had been living separately for some time, and in the last few weeks, before they officially separated, Pique was sent packing by the Grammy award-winning singer from their family home.
Interestingly, Pique was seen with a blonde girl at a party in June, captured and shared by a fan Katrin Zytomierska from a party in Sweden. She posted the picture after the footballer didn’t want to meet her son and branded him a "loser" while sharing the photo on social media. It went viral in no time, and it was then revealed that the woman in the picture is Clara Chia Marti, a 23-year-old PR student whom he started dating just months after his official divorce with Shakira. On the other hand, Casillas called off his marriage after five years with journalist Sara Carbonero.
Both footballers from Spain had been part of some of the most memorable moments for their country. It includes their vital contribution to winning Euros in 2008 and 2012, and of course the World Cup in 2010.