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Shakira and Pique officially announce separation amid cheating allegations

Columbian singing sensation Shakira, born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll and boyfriend Gerard Piqué Bernabeu who is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for La Liga club Barcelona officially announce their separation.

The couple whose love story began in 2010, on the set of her “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” music video that featured Pique, have been together for 12 years with two sons, Milan (aged 7) and Sasha (aged 5) to show for it.

All seemed to be going well with the couple until quite recently claims of an alleged affair Gerard Pique had with a lady simply identified as a young blonde girl (aged 20 who is a student and an event hostess in Barcelona) broke the internet, it was quite clear that there was trouble in paradise. There were lots of speculation surrounding the news, some expected that a statement will be released by the couple either to deny the news or announce a break up.

And today a brief statement, released by the singer’s communication agency, confirmed one of the speculations; “we regret to confirm that we are parting ways. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.”

However, some sources reveal that there has been a bit of tension between the couple for a while now and they have not been living together. He is believed to be living on his own in an apartment and was reportedly in Andorra when the news broke out on the Spanish outlet El Periodico.

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