Shakira and her boyfriend Gerard Pique have announced their separation.
45-year-old Shakira confirmed that she is no longer with her 35-year-old footballer beau following an 11 year relationship and two children together.
Rumours of the pair’s split began to circulate earlier this week, with reports in Spain claiming the Barcelona man had cheated on the Colombian singer.
And Shakira has confirmed their separation in a statement via her publicist – although she made no reference to Pique’s alleged cheating.
Shakira’s statement read:
We regret to confirm that we are parting ways. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.
Pique has yet to release a statement on the separation, nor has he addressed his alleged cheating.
The couple had been together since 2011, with the pair having met while filming the music video for her World Cup song Waka Waka in 2010.
While they never married, Sharika and Pique did welcome two sons, Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven, during their relationship.