Shakira and her longtime partner, Gerard Piqué, drop relationship bombshell
Barcelona, Spain - Shakira and her longtime partner Gerard Piqué have reportedly separated after 11 years together!
The popular Columbian singer and the soccer player announced on Saturday in a joint statement that they are "taking time apart," leaving fans of the long-term couple shocked.
The news came after several reports claimed that Piqué moved back to his home in Barcelona, Spain, away from Shakira and their two sons.
"We regret to confirm that we are separating," the ex-couple wrote in a statement shared with E! News.
"We ask for privacy at this moment for the well-being of our children, who are our maximum priority. Thank you in advance for your understanding and respect."
Does Shakira's new song hold the clue to her split?
So what could have led to this dramatic split?
The Hips Don't Lie singer's newest song with Rauw Alejandro, Te Felecito, has some very telling lyrics which may hold more clues as to what led to her split from Piqué.
"For completing you, I broke into pieces. They warned me, but I did not pay attention," she sings.
"I realized that yours is false. It was the drop that overflowed the glass. Do not tell me you're sorry, that seems sincere, but I know you well and I know you lie," the hit continues.
Could this be a coincidence or did Shakira use a real-life heartbreak as inspiration for her track?
The two stars first confirmed their romance in March 2011 and share two sons, Milan and Sasha.
Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot/instagram/shakira & 3gerardpique