The way it was. Shakira and soccer player Gerard Piqué were together for 12 years before announcing their eventual breakup.
“[Gerard is] with me because he wants to be with Shakira the person, not the celebrity,” Shakira, who was first linked to the professional athlete in 2011, previously told Latina magazine in 2014. “There’s real love, there’s no ulterior motives. And I’m with him because he’s the most amazing man I’ve ever met. We want the same things, we like the same things, we hate the same things. I have never been with someone so passionate in my life.”
The twosome, who kept their romance relatively private through the years, expanded their brood when they welcomed sons Milan and Sasha in January 2013 and January 2015, respectively. Their relationship later made headlines in June 2022 after reports surfaced that the musician caught her then-beau having an affair. While the pair did not address the allegations, they confirmed their split several days later.
“We regret to confirm that we are separating,” the now-exes wrote in a joint statement at the time. “For the wellbeing of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy.”
Scroll below for a complete timeline of Shakira’s relationship with Piqué through the years: