After 11 years together, Shakira and Gerard Piqué have called it quits

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer and the soccer player have announced their split after 11 years together. In a joint statement to E! News on June 4, they declared, “We regret to confirm that we are parting ways.”

“We ask that you respect the privacy of our children, as their safety is our first responsibility.” Please accept my sincere gratitude for your patience. “

Shakira, 45, and Gerard, 35, met in 2010 while filming her music video “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” and announced their relationship in 2011. They have two boys, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7.

The host of NBC’s new competition series, Dancing With Myself, spoke about Milan and Sasha’s musical preferences in a recent interview with EDaily!’s Pop.

She explained, “They play a little bit of drums and keyboards,” she explained, “but I’m not sure how much of a dancer they’ll be.”

“The tiny one claims to be a dancer as well, but we’ll have to wait and see. They’re still quite small. “

In August 2021, Shakira posted a picture of her sons dancing, which was a rare sight.

“I don’t typically upload stuff with my boys,” she explained on Daily Pop, “but one night, we were just dancing in the living room with them, and I thought they were so cute.” I couldn’t help myself. I felt compelled to share it. “

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Shakira talked about rumors that she was “seen in an ambulance” in Barcelona on June 4, the same day she broke up with her boyfriend.

“I just wanted to let you know that those photographs are from last weekend (the 28th), when my father regrettably had a nasty fall and I had to accompany him in an ambulance where he is currently healing,” she stated on Twitter. “Please send him all of your best wishes, and thank you for all of your love and support as always.”