The 35-year-old soccer star has been reported to be “angry” at the spate of reports that have publicly tarnished his image
Soccer star Gerard Piqué is reportedly looking to defend his name amid his split from Shakira and is reportedly considering legal action against those he believes are framing him with misinformation.
It’s been hard to separate fact from rumor since fans learned of the power couple’s split last week. There have been several stories that have seemed to point the Barcelona defender to blame for the aftermath and the star sportsman doesn’t take lightly the rumor mill of unsubstantiated claims.
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Piqué has been in the news for a while. Recently, The Mirror refuted claims he had been dating the mother of fellow footballer Pablo Martín Páez Gavira. Other rumors claimed he was dating a friend of Riqui Puig’s girlfriend. To spice it up, another rumor quickly surfaced that his new girlfriend uses the initial CM. At the moment, his relationship status is ambiguous.
Now sources have told Spanish newspaper 20minutos that the soccer star is “angry” at the spate of reports that have publicly tarnished his image. There is limited information about Piqué’s split from Shakira, but despite the former couple’s appeals for privacy, several unverified claims about the situation are making the rounds on social media. Some reports have claimed the acclaimed defense attorney was unfaithful to the Colombian performer both before and during their split and found out about his activities by hiring a team of private investigators. Meanwhile, other reports have claimed Piqué has been partying tirelessly at his bachelor pad since leaving the family home.
With two children, Milan and Sasha, the couple has been in a relationship since 2011. Piqué, 35, and Shakira, 45, were admired by many as a couple despite their age difference. They reportedly share the same birthday ten years apart. In a joint statement released on Saturday, June 11, the famous duo announced their split. The joint statement read: “We regret to have to confirm that we are separating. For the sake of our children, who are our top priority, we ask that you respect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.”
Piqué met the singer while coaching for Spain ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Their hit “Waka Waka” served as the official song of the competition at the time. The illustrious player also appeared in the music video. According to the LA Times, the couple’s romance had faltered for some time due to many issues in their relationship. Carmen Lomana, a television staffer, recently said the ‘Waka Waka’ hitmaker wasn’t staying with her soccer star boyfriend. “They both had a lot of issues and affected the couple,” Lomana said during an appearance on Ya es Medioda, adding that they didn’t get along well. “Being married to a footballer is not easy. There are cases of women marrying very important footballers and they tell you they think they are God,” she noted.