‘Hips don’t lie’ Exactly! Shakira’s hips are one of a kind. Probably Gerard Pique thought this as well when he met the Colombian singer in early 2011, seduced her to be his girlfriend and now can call her his wife.
In this, Piqué is an exception. Not often is the wife of a footballer more famous than the man himself. What is remarkable: since Shakira has fallen for the tough Catalan-markers, her musical career seems to be on a back burner. Still, she probably would not even have met Gerard if not for that music. According to rumours the relationship arose when the two met during the video shoot for the song ‘Waka Waka’. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, her full name, is already quite mature (born in 1977, February 2nd). As such, she is exactly ten years older than her husband Gerard, who was born on February 2, 1987.
Shakira is from the Colombian coastal city of Barranquilla, where she grew up in a large family. Her father was a jeweller and writer from Lebanon. At the age of 2 one of her brothers died in a traffic accident. This casts a grey veil over her childhood, but nevertheless she worked on her education and her career.
She became a famous actress and won a talent show. The son of the president of Argentina, a guy called Antonio de la Rúa, knew to make the shapely blonde his girlfriend. For eleven years, they feed the magazines and newspapers in South America, until De La Rúa is straying a bit too obviously and their relationship runs aground. Soon Shakira, who initially does not want to admit the romance, falls to the charms of her new tiger: Gerard Pique. In March 2011, however, she acknowledges their love by tweeting a romantic picture of her and Gerard with the text: “I present to you my sunshine.”
To us however it’s mostly Shakira who is the sunshine in their home, and a happy mother as well. On January 23, 2013, their son Milan was born. Like his father Gerard Pique, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth. On January 29, 2015, almost exactly two years later, a second child was born to the loving couple. Her name was Sasha.