Shakira and Gerard Piqué were one of the most talked-about celebrity couples in recent years. The pair had been together for over a decade and have two children together. Their relationship was full of ups and downs and the pair eventually called it quits in 2022. Below, we will look at the timeline of their relationship.
Early 2010s: First Meeting
Shakira and Gerard Piqué first met in 2010 on the set of her music video for “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Piqué appeared in the video as a professional soccer player, and Shakira was instantly attracted to him. However, Piqué was in a long-term relationship with another woman then, so nothing happened between them.
Early 2011: Relationship Confirmed
In early 2011, rumors circulated that Shakira and Piqué were dating. The rumors were confirmed when Shakira posted a picture on Twitter of the two of them cuddled together, with the caption “Les presento a mi sol,” which translates to “I present to you my sun.” The photo was taken while they were on vacation in the Maldives.
Late 2012: Pregnancy Announcement
In late 2012, Shakira announced that she was pregnant with her first child with Piqué. She posted a message on her website that read, “As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! We have decided to prioritize this unique moment and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days.”
Early 2013: Birth of Milan
On January 22, 2013, Shakira gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son named Milan. Piqué announced the news on Twitter, writing, “Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thanks to all for your messages!”
Mid-2014: Second Pregnancy Announcement
In July 2014, Shakira announced that she was pregnant with her second child with Piqué. She said on her Facebook page, “Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you all for your good wishes!”
Early 2015: Birth of Sasha
On January 29, 2015, Shakira gave birth to the couple’s second child, another son named Sasha. The birth was announced on Shakira’s website, where she posted a message that read, “We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué.”
2016-2017: Relationship Struggles
In 2016, rumors started circulating that Shakira and Piqué’s relationship was in trouble. The rumors were fueled by reports that Piqué had been unfaithful to Shakira, but the couple denied the rumors and insisted that their relationship was strong.
The news was first reported in March 2021 when Shakira took to her Instagram account to announce their split. She stated that it would be a difficult but amicable separation and thanked everyone in advance for respecting their privacy during this difficult time. Since then, both parties have kept quiet on the matter, with no further comments being made by either one of them.
The reason behind their divorce is still unclear. However, many speculate it could be due to conflicting professional commitments or different visions of what they wanted out of life. Whatever it is, it is clear that both Shakira and Gerard Piqué are going through a tough time right now and doing their best to resolve it respectfully.