Gerard Pique took the latest swipe in his turbulent split from Shakira on Wednesday as he went Instagram official with girlfriend Clara Chia.
The footballer, 35, who split from the singer, 45, in June 2022 after a 12 year romance and amid cheating allegations, cozied up to his new love, 23, in a happy selfie - which quickly racked up one million likes.
It comes after it was also reported that Shakira has started construction on a wall to separate her home from that of her former mother-in-law's after her split from Gerard.
Shakira allegedly realised her ex-boyfriend had been unfaithful when she discovered a jar of strawberry jam had been eaten while she was away.
Shakira knew that Gerard and their two sons Sasha, 10, and Milan, seven, didn't like strawberry jam, and so she sussed that someone else had been staying at their home when she found the jar.
Shakira returned home from a period of travelling when she noticed the jam in her fridge had been eaten, and she knew the rest of her family disliked it.
The singer appeared to allude to this in the music video for her single Te Felicito, where she can be seen opening a fridge to be greeted by Rauw's head.
It comes after she set up a terrifying lifesize witch doll on the balcony of her Spanish home which reportedly looks over her former mother in law's pad.
Residents in the area have reported hearing Shakira 'blasting the song at full volume' from her home, which includes lyrics aimed at his new girlfriend.
Shakira, makes it crystal clear she is referring to the 23-year-old her former partner is rumoured to have started dating last year before they split, saying: 'I'm worth two 22's. You traded a Ferrari for a Twingo. You traded a Rolex for a Casio.'
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I knew he would leave her sooner or later... Shakira is past her prime.. She looks old and fat now... And she's 10 years older than him... While the guy is an athlete and looks great for his age... If you're a football fan you already know that piqué is an immature douche lol... Nobody likes him 😆... cheating and hiding it and being salty like her is so him lol... He married her only because she was SHAKIRA and she gave him attention ( didn't she like steal him from another girl? Lol ).. he was this young aspiring footballer and he was ( still ) immature... You see, that's the scary part of older woman younger guy relationships... It's like they have a timer... Even if they were both the same age, the woman always age faster and more likely to let herself go over the years... Let alone when the woman is significantly older...
if he wasn't attracted to older women, then why would he date shakira, a woman 10 years older?
there are some men who do like older women.
actually they never got married, lol.. what a waste of time they had
Shakira herself has always been the one against marriage.
@pupluv45 lol sorry I replied to a different opinion.. You're missing the big picture...
@SarahS98 oh yeah? They were together for so long I thought they married lmao...
Cohabitation is the trend. More people do that nowadays. I don't.
@SarahS98 yeah, smart choice especially for the woman...
While other women get too comfortable being a man's forever girlfriend for endless years, I was already aware of my limited time (my good years) and was looking for commitment early on. I had to discard lots of men that only wanted a girlfriend but no marriage. This reduced my dating pool by a lot but I still got my now fiance.
Having a fiance doesn't mean anything. Nowadays very few marriages last over 20 years. Just cuz you are madly in love at 24, it doesn't mean you still be madly in love by the time you're 45. Half of all marriages end in divorce eventually.
Communication and mutual respect is the key to a successful relationship and marriage. It's about working things out and not just throwing it away from trivial things. Off course I'm responsible for my own actions. If I try my best, give my all, want to grow old with him but he gives up or I get cheated on, that's out of my control. We can't control other people's actions.
Why the pessimism? I'm being optimistic about my wedding and look forward for the best.
Puplove45 is such a ray of sunshine 🌞
Communication is only one part of it. There are many other problems too. Communication only works if both parties want the marriage to work. I have seen plenty of wives unwilling to compromise or work things out with their husbands. Many people are lonely in marriages. Things change over time. This is what newly married couples dont understand. I have been online dating myself and i have seen first hand how many married men go over the internet to seek things their wives aren't giving them. I have even seen a married man divorce his wife since she became a miserable woman after a miscarriage. Things you dont expect just happen
Sometimes the truth isn't a ray of sunshine
There needs to be both passionate and companionate love in order for the marriage to work out. Maybe the relationships or marriage that don't work out only have passionate love and nothing else. Falling in love is part of the relationship but it shouldn't be the only single foundation. There is quality time, similar goals, sharing bills and responsibilities, etc.
I'm all for it till the end.
Marriages fail because people have high expectations. If you expect marriage to be a happy romantic fairytale, there is a high likelihood of it ending in divorce. It is the people that are ok with settling with something subpar, good at tolerating each other's flaws , acknowledging that marriage can be miserable at times that tend to have the longest marriages.
divorce had never ever been common all throughout history until the past few decades. Back then, people needed each other for survival. Life was hard back then. Women stayed in marriages because they needed their husbands to survive. Nowadays, women do not need men. So it makes leaving a relationship or marriage very easy.
In certain cultures, people marry in their early 20s (through a matchmaker) and end up staying married for the rest of their lives. In america, people date around for years. Then they find "the one". 15 years later, they divorce because they say they married the wrong person.
There is no such thing as "marrying the right person". It all has to do with your expectations of marriage.
[I'm all for it till the end.]
you say you're all for it till the end... until you aren't happy anymore. This is when you start looking at divorce.
I don't expect a fairytale where it's all roses, never a single argument nor flaws. Obviously expecting everything perfect is unrealistic. I expect there will be arguments because after all that's normal and we will work through the issues, grow stronger and accept our flaws. If someone is unhappy just because they expect every day to sunny days, well then they didn't marry for the right reasons.
Unhappy moments isn't just a few days or week. Unhappy times can be months or even years. It is those who stick it out that tend to remain married.
[ If someone is unhappy just because they expect every day to sunny days, well then they didn't marry for the right reasons.]
everyone marries for love and passion. Nobody marries someone they aren't in love with. But the differentiating factor is that some people are willing to put up with bullshit versus others who aren't willing to put up with bullshit.
My own mother married a bad tempered, verbally abusive man who yelled and screamed and terrorized us for almost 30 years. He was nothing like this during their years of dating and early years of marriage. It only showed up shortly after his two children were born (9 years after they married). To this day, they are both still happily married. If you were to ask me, I wouldn't be able to spend 1 week staying married to someone like that.
One of my high school friends has been in a steady relationship with a drug dealer. He was uneducated, short. Nothing close to any man I'd ever be attracted to. Besides this, he can also be very mean and vindictive during fights or times of conflict. Despite this, his girlfriend never left him.
For me, a guy like that would never be good enough for me in terms of his lack of looks, education, career, especially his mean streak.
There are many people out there that are partnered or married only because they have low standards and are able to tolerate bullshit.
Tolerating BS is on them. While love and passion are indeed the major reasons to get married, there is also companionship, respect and trust. If you got love and passion but no companionship, respect nor trust then it's incomplete and pointless. It has to have everything, not just passion.
companionship , respect, trust does not mean that you can tolerate each other's flaws well.
sometimes, there are certain very severe things that you simply hate about your spouse that causes a lot of problems.
Passion usually wanes in a marraige. When passion wanes, this is where people start to treat each other less nicely. A wife will start refusing to have sex with her husband because she no longer has the same sex drive as when she was young. Or she may no longer feel the need to make up for hurting her husband's feelings after fights. Or she may feel so secure in her marriage that she believes her husband will never leave her that she no longer feels the need to be attentive to her husband's needs. I have seen this happen in a lot of cheating husbands. These are just a few examples.
I have also seen husbands stay in chronically lonely marriages for many years (unable to fix the problem) yet refusing to leave their wives. Again, this goes back to how much bullshit you can take. Some people can stay in chronically lonely marriages. They CAN deal with it.
@pupluv45 To bring some evolutionary perspective, for men one of the most important traits in being attracted to a woman is youth. Youth and beauty. This is because younger women have much better chances of successfully producing healthy offspring. It's not that some men are attracted to older and others to younger. That may be true to an extent, but the overwhelming majority of men will always prefer younger. Young meaning, around 22 or so ideally. We see celebrity men who can get away with this do it frequently. Another infamous example is Mr. Dicaprio, who dumps his girlfriends after they pass their "prime."
You'd need a classy man who can look past that shit and value something more important than youth and beauty if you want good odds he'll stay. He needs to be a man who cares about the bond, the love. And by the sounds of it, the guy in question is a douche so makes sense why he did this. The real question I have to ask is why did such a classy lady like Shakira choose this douche?
You sound like anti-marriage and pessimistic. If you, your friends or family members got burned I'm sorry to hear that but I do believe in the traditional love, where there people commit and work out through the issues.
I"m not attracted to men over 40 either. It goes both ways. Women are more attracted to young men than old men. Young men tend to produce healthier offspring than old men. Young men are also stronger and more likely to be able to defend her and the children.
why do you think vast majority of young women end up marrying young men?
as far as leonardo dicaprio goes, you will never become him. Neither would you be able to buy his 18 yr old girlfriends.
Marriage doesn't last as long as it used to 100 years ago because nowadays wives do not need their husbands. back then, wives couldn't afford to divorce their husbands because women didn't have education or careers to support themselves.
how can you still say people believe in traditional marriages if almost 50% of all marriages end in divorce?