The Colombian singer Shakira confirmed this Saturday that she is separating from her partner, the FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué, with whom she has two children.
“We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask for respect for privacy. Thank you for your understanding,” says a brief statement released by the singer’s communication agency.
In recent days, various publications had alluded to the separation of the mediatic couple and had reported that the footballer left the family home in the Barcelona town of Esplugues de Llobregat to return to his single home.
Shakira, 45, and Piqué, 35, had lived together for twelve years, although they did not want to get married, and they have two children, Milan, 9, and Shasha, 7.
Some media also point out that as a result of this separation process, due, according to certain publications to the infidelity of the soccer player, the Colombian singer recently suffered an anxiety attack for which she had to be transferred by ambulance from her home to a center hospitable.
In this regard, sources from the aforementioned communication agency clarified that this episode had nothing to do with the separation and that it is related to “an incident suffered by his father for which he is in a hospital in Barcelona and recovering.”