After more than 12 years of dating, Shakira and Gerard Pique formally ended their relationship in June 2022. The ex-couple is constantly in the headlines these days since the two announced that they are parting ways. And it seems like a lot has been going on in their life. From the singer’s alleged tax evasion case to the latest dating drama involving Gerard Pique and a lot more rumors and speculations that have been making the news. Gerard Pique is reportedly fed up with all the negative attention from the media and has threatened to sue them.
Gerard Pique and Shakira’s breakup
The two first got to know each other on the set of the “Waka Waka” music video in 2010. In the music video for the song, which served as the official anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, several football players appeared, including Gerard Pique. It was then that Shakira noticed the FC Barcelona defender. They soon got to know each other and started dating.
On June 4, 2022, the pair shared a joint statement in which they declared their separation after 12 years of being together. The ex-couple said, “We regret to confirm that we are separating,” and requested privacy for the sake of their children as they are their “maximum priority.” This confirmation from the two came after Spanish news outlet El Periodico revealed that Gerard Pique was living apart from the singer and their kids.
Attacks from the media against the two
Since their breakup, the media has been actively following Gerard Pique and Shakira. The two have been making headlines for a lot of rumors and speculations as well. According to sources, the Colombian singer is said to be suffering from depression after the two decided to split. There have been rumors going around of the couple splitting due to various reasons like infidelity, monetary issues, and so on. The Barcelona footballer’s new relationship has also received a lot of criticism and backlash from the media, calling him out on his alleged infidelity.
The footballer threatens to sue media outlets
Speculations about the footballer’s personal life have appeared in the Spanish media since he announced his breakup with Shakira in June. The Barcelona player is apparently fed up with all the attention and is now threatening to respond to those reports by taking possible legal action.
“Gerard Pique has always respected the activity of the media and their right to information, and is fully aware of the fundamental role they play in our society. However, in recent weeks there have been interferences that go beyond the limits of legality, for which our client has been forced to request precautionary measures of removal and take legal action against those who alter their family life and violate the rights of their children.”
A statement from the player was recently released which stated that the player has always respected the media and its role. But stressed the fact that there has been a ‘violation of rights’ against his children and family recently which will not be tolerated at any cost. He has threatened to sue the media outlets for the same if this continues.