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Shakira and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique announce separation after 11 years of relationship | Ents and art news

Shakira and her partner Gerard Pique have announced their separation.

The 45-year-old Colombian singer and the 35-year-old FC Barcelona defender have been together for 11 years and share two children, 9-year-old Milan and 7-year-old Sasha.

In a joint statement through their PR agency, they said: “We are sorry to confirm that we are splitting up.

“For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy.”

The two met shortly before the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, when Pique starred in the music video for Shakira’s official song, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).

He came as a singer for Hips Don’t Lie is facing a lawsuit on charges of tax fraud in Spain after she lost an appeal last month.

Prosecutors say she did not pay up to € 14.5 million (£ 12.4 million) in income tax between 2012 and 2014.

Her legal team said she would continue to defend her case with solid legal arguments.

“Shakira’s tax conduct has always been impeccable in all countries where she has had to pay taxes, and she has trusted and faithfully followed the recommendations of the best experts and advisers,” the statement said.

Shakira and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique announce separation after 11 years of relationship | Ents and art news

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