© Reuters. Colombian singer Shakira and FC Barcelona’s soccer participant Gerard Pique (L) pose throughout a photocall presenting her new album “Shakira” in Barcelona March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT SOCCER)
MADRID (Reuters) – Colombian singer Shakira and FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique are separating, the couple confirmed in an announcement through their PR company on Saturday seen by Reuters.
“We remorse to substantiate that we’re separating. For the wellbeing of our youngsters, who’re our highest precedence, we ask that you just respect their privateness,” the assertion mentioned.
Shakira, 45, and Pique, 35, have been collectively since 2011 and have two youngsters. They met shortly earlier than the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, when he featured within the music video for Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, the event’s official music.
The “Hips Do not Lie” singer is dealing with a trial over alleged tax fraud prices in Spain after she misplaced an enchantment on Could 26. Prosecutors declare she didn’t pay as much as 14.5 million euros ($15.54 million) in tax on earnings earned between 2012 and 2014.
Her authorized staff mentioned in assertion they’ll maintain defending her case with stable authorized arguments.
“Shakira’s conduct on tax issues has at all times been impeccable in all of the international locations she needed to pay taxes and she or he has trusted and adopted faithfully the suggestions of one of the best specialists and advisers,” the assertion mentioned.