On Saturday, Colombian diva Shakira and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique announced the end of their decade-long romance.
The Hips Don’t Lie singer, 45, is one of the biggest stars in the worldwide music industry, having sold over 60 million records.
Pique, 35, is a three-time Champions League winner for Barcelona and has won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship.
The couple share two sons and had been living together for years on the outskirts of Barcelona.
“We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our utmost priority, we request respect for (our) privacy,” they said in a statement.
With her mix of Latin and Arabic rhythms and rock influence, three-time Grammy-winner Shakira is one of the biggest stars from Latin America, scoring major global hits with songs such as “Hips don’t Lie” and “Whenever, Wherever”.
In 2020, she performed with Jennifer Lopez at the halftime show of the NFL’s Super Bowl championship final in Miami, typically one of the most-watched half-hours in US television.