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Shakira & Gerard Pique’s Relationship History: How They Met, Their Romance, & Explosive Breakup Details

Shakira and Gerard Pique were together for 11 years before their messy split. Learn more about their relationship and breakup here.

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  • Shakira and Gerard Pique started dating in 2011.
  • They broke up in 2022 after Pique allegedly cheated.
  • The exes share two sons, Milan and Sasha.

Shakira and Gerard Pique were pretty private about their 11-year relationship. But ever since they broke up in 2022, everything is on the table. The exes, who share two sons, Milan, 10 and Sasha, 8, have been publicly shading each other ever since their split. Their relationship reportedly ended because Pique allegedly cheated on Shakira with his now-girlfriend Clara Chia Marti, 24. Shakira has moved out of Barcelona, where she and her ex lived during their relationship, and has relocated to Miami, Florida with her kids to get away from Pique.

Shakira and Pique seemed so happy together when they were a couple. But now things are extremely volatile between the singer and the athlete. Here’s the full timeline of Shakira and Pique’s relationship, including their happy beginning and their drama-filled breakup.

Gerard Piqué and Shakira at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards (Photo: Shutterstock)

How Long Were Shakira & Pique Together?

Shakira and Pique dated for 11 years. They met back in March 2011 on the set of Shakira’s music video for the World Cup anthem, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).” They got involved in a serious relationship that she confirmed with a cozy photo shared to Facebook in early 2011. Shakira and Pique have both spoken about their first time meeting.

“I wasn’t a soccer fan, so I didn’t know who he was,” Shakira said in a 2020 interview with 60 Minutes. “When I saw the video, I was like, ‘Hmm, that one’s kind of cute. ‘And then someone decided to introduce us.’ ”

Pique told Spain’s TV3 in 2016, “It all started when we were together in South Africa and I wrote to her. She was already there because she sang in the opening ceremony, and I asked her what the weather was like. It’s the typical stupid question, and the normal answer is to tell me to bring a jacket. But she started telling me what the weather was, like, every minute, and it got to the point where I told her we would have to get to the World Cup final to see her again — she was singing at the final.”

Were Shakira & Pique Married?

Shakira and Pique never got married during their 11-year relationship. In 2014, Shakira explained her reason for why the couple didn’t feel the need to become husband and wife. “We already have what’s essential, you know?” she told Glamour. “We have a union, a love for each other, and a baby. I think that those aspects of our relationship are already established, and marriage is not going to change them. But if I’m ever going to get married, he’s the one.”

Shakira and Gerard Pique in January 2013 (Photo: Shutterstock)

In her 2020 interview with 60 Minutes, Shakira confessed that she’s afraid of marriage. “To tell you the truth, marriage scares the s*** out of me. I don’t want him to see me as the wife. I’d rather him see me as his girlfriend,” the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer said. “His lover, his girlfriend. It’s like a little forbidden fruit, you know? I wanna keep him on his toes,” she added. “I want him to think that anything’s possible depending on his behavior.”

Pique told The Overlap in 2022, before the breakup was announced, that he and Shakira didn’t get married because of “her mentality.” The retired soccer player added, “I like it how we are right now. We have two kids, nine and seven, we work good as a couple. We don’t have the need to be married, it’s fine.”

While they didn’t get married, Shakira and Pique did grow their family with the additions of two sons. They welcomed their first child Milan on January 22, 2013. Their second child Sasha was born on January 29, 2015. Shakira and Pique raised their boys in Barcelona, though they regularly traveled to the U.S. with them.

Why Did Shakira & Pique Break Up?

Shakira and Pique announced their split on June 4, 2022. “We regret to confirm that we are separating,” the pair said in a statement released by Shakira’s public relations firm. “For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect our privacy. Thank you for your understanding,” they added.

Rumors of the impending split were out there after the Spanish news outlet El Periodico reported Pique had left the family home in Barcelona and was living by himself. Shakira’s single “Te Felecito” seemingly fanned the speculation as well, as the lyrics included, “For completing you I broke into pieces/They warned me, but I did not pay attention. Do not tell me you’re sorry, that seems sincere, but I know you well and I know you lie.”

Shakira and Gerard Pique in April 2011 (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s been reported that Pique cheated on Shakira with Clara Chia Marti when they were together, which apparently caused the breakup. Shakira has shaded Clara several times since the split. She released a diss track called “BZRP Music Sessions #53”, where the singer refers to Clara as her “supposed replacement.” During an interview with Canal Estrellas, Shakira said, “There is a place in hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.”

Shakira opened up about her separation from Pique for the first time in a September 2022 interview with Elle. She admitted to being in the “darkest hour of my life.” She also said, “This is really hard to talk about personally, especially as this is the first time I’ve ever addressed this situation in an interview. I’ve remained quiet and just tried to process it all. It’s hard to talk about it, especially because I’m still going through it,” she said, adding that the separation is “not like a regular separation” because of both of their immense fame.

Pique broke his silence on the split in a March 2023 interview with El Pais. “Everyone has their responsibility to try to do what is best for their children,” the dad-of-two said. “It is about protecting them. That is the job of all parents with children. That is what I am focused on and that is my job as a father.”

Shakira and Pique reached a custody agreement on December 1, 2022. They reportedly agreed that Shakira could move to Miami, Florida, where her maternal family lives, with the boys. The exes said in a joint statement after the custody agreement was finalized, “Our sole objective is to provide our children with the utmost security and protection and hope that they can continue with their lives in a safe and calm environment. We appreciate that their privacy will be respected.”

Who Are Shakira & Pique With Now?

Shakira and Gerard Pique at the Davis Cup Finals in 2019 (Photo: Shutterstock)

Pique is in a full-fledged relationship with Clara following his split from Shakira. The athlete went Instagram official with Clara — an advertising and public relations professional — in January 2023. He shared a cozy selfie of himself and Clara without a caption. In his interview with El Pais, Pique said he’s “very happy” amidst his new relationship. “I keep doing what I want,” Pique said. “The day I die, I will look back and hope I have always done what I wanted. I want to be faithful to myself. I’m not going to spend money cleaning up my image.”

Shakira, meanwhile, has been hanging out with race car driver Lewis Hamilton, 38, and they are reportedly in the “early stages” of a budding romance, according to PEOPLE. “They’re spending time together and in the ‘getting to know you’ stage,” a source told the publication, adding, “It’s fun and flirty.” The “She Wolf” hitmaker and the Formula One driver first sparked romance rumors after they were spotted enjoying a day out at sea in Miami on May 10. They were later seen grabbing dinner with friends in Spain on June 4. Shakira was also linked to Tom Cruise, 60, when they were spotted hanging out at the Grand Prix on May 7. Shakira has yet to confirm her relationship status amidst her potential new romance with Lewis.