Shakira and the professional soccer star Gerard Piqué are regarded as one of Hollywood’s most influential couples. Today, we’ll walk you through the fairytale romance of these two sweethearts.
Since 2011, Shakira has been dating her current beau, Gerard Pique. The couple met while filming the music video for her song “Waka Waka” during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Spanish footballer Gerard is ten years younger than she.
When Did Shakira Meet Piqué?
Shakira and Gerard first met while filming a music video. On the set of Shakira’s Waka Waka music video, the two individuals met. It would not be incorrect to argue that one of her music videos sparked their romance.
Let’s Examine the Timeline of Shakira and Gerard’s Relationship
2010: Shakira and Gerard met on sets of ‘Waka Waka’
While filming the music video for Waka Waka, the Colombian vocalist met the Spanish soccer player (This Time for Africa).
It is the official song of the World Cup in 2020. Piqué is one of the featured soccer stars in the video. The following year, Gerard and his team won the World Cup.
Shakira and Gerard began dating in 2011.
In January of 2011, the couple confirmed that they had separated in August 2010, issuing a joint statement to that effect. Around the same time, they stated, “Throughout this time, we have worked for hand in hand, remained close, and kept the specifics strictly confidential until now.”
The next month, they were captured on camera leaving a restaurant in Barcelona and arriving at the airport together. According to E!, Shakira and Gerard made their Instagram relationship public in March of that year.
In May 2011, a photograph of the couple leaked on the Internet. It was from her concert in Barcelona, Spain, in which he took the stage. Later, they were observed kissing backstage, confirming their relationship.
2012 saw the announcement that Gerard and Shakira were expecting their first child.
In January of 2012, the couple made their first red carpet appearance together at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala in Switzerland, and we must say that they slew in their beautiful ensembles.
Shakira confirmed via her website in September 2012 that she and Gerard were expecting their first child. She added, “As some of you may know, Gerard and I are thrilled to be expecting our first child! We have opted to prioritize this momentous occasion at this time in our lives.”
The couple gave birth to their first kid in 2013.
In a 2013 interview with Elle, Shakira discussed how meeting Piqué affected her religion. She stated, “I believe the existence of God can only be demonstrated through love”
The vocalist of Don’t Wait Up continued, “I had even lost my religion for a time. I became increasingly agnostic. And it was very difficult because I had always been very religious, but for a few years, perhaps because — this sounds so corny — I wasn’t feeling the love as it was supposed to be, I began to doubt the existence of God. Suddenly, I meet Gerard, and the sun begins to shine.”
In January, Gerard and Shakira’s first child, a baby boy, was born. The birth of her son occurred on January 22. Their kid was called Milan Piqué Mebarak.
Shakira confirmed in 2014 that she and Gerard have no intention of getting married.
Shakira and Piqué had been together for nearly three years at this point. When asked by Glamour about getting married to Gerard, she responded, “We already have the essentials, you know? We have a marriage, mutual affection, and a child.”
Shakira continued, “I believe these facets of our relationship are already established, and marriage will not alter them. But if I were to get married, he would be the one.”
Piqué and Shakira revealed they were expecting their second child in 2015.
The couple announced to Cosmopolitan Mexico at the start of 2015 that they were extending their brood. She also shared the news with her followers and well-wishers on Instagram.
The birth of Shakira and Gerard’s second child occurred on January 29, 2015. They had yet another son. Their son was named Sasha Piqué Mebarak. She stated on Instagram, “The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian origin and means ‘defender of humanity’ and ‘fighter.'”
Shakira discussed how parenthood altered her life in 2016.
The La La La singer described how parenthood altered her life and her relationship with Piqué in an interview with Parents. She stated at the time, “Becoming a mother forced me to re-prioritize and make room for the things that are most essential while knowing that I can let go of some things without the world collapsing.”
Shakira said, “Growing up with a working mother is a beginning. I also believe that their father is an excellent model of a modern man to emulate. Gerard and I split the majority of parenting tasks, but I am the disciplinarian.
Shakira published a song about her relationship with Gerard in 2017.
Shakira dropped a song titled Me Enamore off her album, El Dorado. The song’s title translates to “I feel in love” in English, and it was a sweet tribute from her side to her whirlwind romance with Piqué.
Shakira offered Hello! a brief update on her growing family with Gerard in an interview.
Gerard confirmed his retirement from the professional soccer league in 2018.
Shakira gave her support as Piqué announced his international retirement as a soccer player for Spain in August of 2018. She posted a photo of her boyfriend on Instagram with a touching remark.
Shakira experienced a vocal cord hemorrhage in 2019.
In 2019, the vocalist for Chantaje experienced a hemorrhage in her vocal cords, making it difficult for her to speak. Shakira stated in an interview with the Guardian that she and Gerard have never experienced adversity together.
Shakira told the media source, “He jokes that you’d think he’d want his wife to be quiet, but when I had to be silent, he felt like one of those ex-convicts who are given their freedom but don’t know what to do with it. Gerard saw me at my lowest.”
Shakira disclosed intimate information about her relationship with Gerard in 2020.
Shakira provided additional details about her relationship with Piqué in an interview with 60 Minutes. She explained her continued opposition to the notion of getting married. She stated, “To tell you the truth, marriage terrifies me to death.”
The singer continued, “I don’t want him to think of me as ‘the wife.'” I wish for him to consider me his girlfriend. You know, his lover was a tiny forbidden fruit. I want to keep him challenged. I want him to believe that, depending on his actions, everything is possible.”
Despite having known each other for almost 12 years, Shakira and Gerard have not yet tied the knot. Co-parenting their sons Milan and Sasha continue.