The 2010 World Cup brought tears to the countries that were knocked out in the early stages and joy for Spain, who eventually won it but Spanish player, Gerard Pique didn’t only leave South Africa- the host nation- with a gold medal and a World Cup trophy but also left with a special gift- his girlfriend, Shakira.
It’s been 7 years since World Cup 2010 and the Barcelona star has two 2 sons- Milan (4 years) and Sasha (2 years)- with the Colombian singer and song writer who is 10 years older than him. A journey down the memory lane, the pair met at the World Cup and they have stayed strong together after that till date.
In her new song “Me Enamore” released in May 2017 (In Video Above), Shakira tells their love story in the most attractive way. Gerald Pique and the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Neymar, Messi among other known football stars were all featured in video of the World Cup Opening song by Shakira.
The singer was already in South Africa as the Barcelona star joined later and his “Stupid question” of getting a simple heads-up about the weather landed him a girlfriend, the Spanish international narrated in a report by Daily Mail .
“I met Shakira in Madrid when we were preparing for the 2010 World Cup and after appearing in the Waka Waka Video. It all started when we were together in South Africa and I wrote to her. She was already there because she sang in the opening ceremony and I asked her what the weather was like.” he recounted.
Shakira didn’t know she was carving her own fortune when she gave details about the weather even in instances she wasn’t asked. “It is the typical stupid question and the normal answer is to tell me to bring a jacket, but she started telling me what the weather was like in every minute and it got to the point where I told her we would have to get to the World Cup final to see her again- she was singing at the final” he added.
The Barcelona star stayed true to his word and got his team to the final, with his extra motivating being a chance to see the Colombian singer again. Spain went on to win the World Cup with a stroke of luck from Andre Iniesta and they have been a celebrity power- pair to envy ever since then.
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