Gerard Pique was bizarrely filmed listening to a Shakira song on his way home from Barcelona training just weeks after separating from the Colombian singer.
The ex-couple ended their 11-year relationship in June and Pique, 35, was recently spotted at a Swedish restaurant with a mystery blonde. Shakira, 45, and the former Spain international have two children together after meeting ahead of the World Cup in 2010.
It’s unclear what terms the ex-couple are on, but it appears Pique still enjoys Shakira’s music. He was filmed listening to ‘Inevitable’ – a song released nearly 24 years ago – while driving slowly in his car. “What a great song!” a fan was heard shouting in Spanish.
The song, recorded in Spanish, contains the lyrics: “I can’t find any way to forget you because to carry on loving you is inevitable.” Fans were left perplexed as to why Pique was listening to the track in public and will no doubt spark rumours of a reunion.
Pique looked rather glum as he was being recorded and followed by supporters, who were hoping to get a selfie or autograph from the Barcelona icon. He didn’t appear to give the fans much attention in the clip, which has since gone viral on social media.
“We are sorry to confirm that we are separating,” confirmed the ex-couple in a joint statement last month. “For the well-being of our children, who are our top priority, we ask that our privacy be respected. Thank you for your understanding.”
The ex-couple have endured intense media scrutiny since their separation, with reports speculating the reasons behind it. According to Spanish outlet El Periodico, Pique was kicked out of the family home some time ago after allegedly being caught cheating.
It’s claimed the former Manchester United ace has been staying in a bachelor pad and has enjoyed a “party lifestyle” since the split. It’s important to stress these are just rumours and neither Pique nor Sharkia have confirmed allegations of cheating.
Pique is one of the greatest defenders of his generation. He’s won four Champions Leagues, the Premier League title, eight La Liga titles, the World Cup and Euros – among other honours. He played more than 100 senior games for Spain between 2009 and 2018.
hakira, meanwhile, is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. She’s won countless prizes – including three Grammy Awards – and released 11 studio albums. The singer has enjoyed two No.1 singles in the UK – ‘Beautiful Liar’ and ‘Hips Don’t Lie’.
Despite his advancing years, Pique remains a key part of Xavi’s team at Barcelona. He made 40 appearances in all competitions last season, playing his 600th game for the Catalan giants. Pique and Xavi played alongside each other between 2008 and 2015.
Pique still has two years remaining on his existing Barcelona deal, signed in 2020. It’s unclear whether he will continue his career once that contract expires.