Shakira reportedly turned detective to rumble Gerard Pique’s alleged affair before they split in June last year.
But she also recruited a team of professionals to snoop on the former Barcelona star, it has been claimed.
The Colombian popstar is said to have hired a private investigator to trail Pique to confirm her suspicions.
The super sleuth spotted the Spaniard frequenting the nightclub where his now girlfriend Clara Chia Marti worked, Marca reports.
According to Spanish TV show El Gordo y la Flaca, the detectives even obtained photos of the pair getting cosy.
But Shakira was forced to pay an agency to keep the damning photos private after the PI firm flogged them to paparazzi.
She was reportedly rocked by the double betrayal after she was warned the compromising snaps were being sold off.
Photographer Jordi Martin claimed she was desperate to keep a lid on the news as she prepared for the split.
He told the chat show: “I am told that Pique was smitten from the first time he saw her [Clara] and they exchanged phone numbers.
“I started to find out who she is… they told me that she is a stewardess at night in a disco that Pique frequents a lot.
“Shakira did not want the news to come out. Gerard is the one who has forced it to come out.”
It is thought that the 45-year-old singer was getting her ducks in a row before the inevitable bitter court showdown over custody of their children and their £12m mansion.
Rumours have also swirled that Shakira first smelt a rat after taking a look in her fridge at their five-storey Barcelona property.
The songstress is said to have returned home from a period of travelling to find a jar of her strawberry jam had been eaten.
It’s been claimed that Pique follows a strict diet and would not have tucked into the jam – and neither would her children.
The She Wolf singer is then said to have come to the conclusion that someone else – more specifically another woman – had been in her home, and her fridge.
She also reportedly noticed Clara lurking behind Pique during a Zoom interview at their family home in August 2021.
It was ten months before she and Gerard announced their separation after their 12-year romance.
Shakira has channeled her emotions from their messy split into her music and released a scathing diss track.
She pulled no punches and brazenly took aim at the loved-up pair, comparing the relationship to swapping “a Ferrari for a [Renault] Twingo”.
Among a string of other brutal barbs, Shakira seemed to confirm speculation surrounding the empty jam jar.
In her explosive new track, she sings: “This is for you to be mortified, chew and swallow, swallow and chew.”
Pique responded to the song by turning up to work in an £8,000 Renault Twingo and boasting his new seven-a-side project the King’s League had landed a sponsorship deal with Casio – adding that the cheaper watch would “last a lifetime”.
In another twist Shakira put a terrifying life-size witch doll on her balcony, facing her mother-in-law’s house in the same street.
Neighbours reported she also blasted out the new song on repeat so Gerard’s mum, Montserrat Bernabéu, could hear.
Responding to the track’s buzz, Shakira said: “I never thought what for me was a catharsis and a release would go straight to number one in the world.
“I want to embrace the millions of women who rise up against those who make us feel insignificant.