Colombian singer Shakira rocked the planet with her new song dedicated to her ex-husband, ex-footballer Gerard Pique, but in the last few hours social media users reminded her that she cheated on Antonio de la Rua with Pique and now it’s all coming back to haunt her.
Shakira and De la Rua met in late 1999 at a dinner after the launch of the album “Where are the thieves?” The Colombian herself later said that it was love at first sight and from there began one of the most public novels in the media, as the two were together until 2011.
In fact, in March 2001, they got engaged, but the wedding never took place and the reasons are still unknown. The fact is that the Argentine began to act as the singer’s manager and was a vital factor in the growth of her career in the 2000s.
However, the situation began to get complicated in 2010, when Shakira participated in the World Cup in South Africa and there she met Gerard Pique, with whom she began to exchange text messages.
Months later, the couple abruptly ended amid rumors of infidelity and that he was no longer paying much attention to her; Therefore, Shakira, through a press release in early 2011, announced the severance of her relationship with Rua ostensibly temporary, although it was already final.
“We see this separation as temporary and as a time of individual growth as we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives,” he explained at the time.
The legal troubles then began when de la Rua tried to freeze the Colombian’s assets in 2012 and then sued her for $100 million, demanding a share of the singer’s earnings, though the two eventually split.