Shakira ‘has found love with a new man in Miami’, Spanish media claims
Shakira may have found love with a new man in Miami, according to claims from Spanish media.
The Colombian singer-songwriter, 46, is moving to Florida after signing a child custody agreement with ex Gerard Pique.
Fans have been left guessing whether she will quit Barcelona with her sons Milan, ten, and Sasha, eight in June at the end of their school year or within the next few days after it was reported she had been planning to leave on April 1.
However, this was before it was reported that her mother had been hospitalised in Barcelona after a blood clot was found in her leg.
Now Spanish news website OK Diario says the mum-of-two could have another reason to accelerate her move to Miami – a ‘mystery man’ it claims to have been told she met several months ago before she penned her latest diss song targeting Pique and his new girlfriend Clara Chia.
Claims: Shakira may have found love with a new man in Miami, Spanish media are claiming
The website reported at the weekend: ‘It seems the Colombian singer could have found a new illusion in the shape of a mysterious man she apparently met in Miami and has been in contact with for four months.’
It offered no more details, other than to say that the mystery man was not former flame Antonio de la Rua, who she dated before meeting Pique at the 2010 World Cup where Shakira performed her hit song ‘Waka Waka’.
There has been no comment from Shakira on the Spanish reports. MailOnline has contacted a representative for Shakira for further comment.
Shakira expert Laura Fa, one of two journalists who regularly report on the mum-of-two for Catalan newspaper El Periodico, said earlier this month the artist was looking at a new date of April 1 to leave Barcelona with her children after initial reports it would happen at the end of the school year in June.
That was before her mum Nidia Ripoll was hospitalised in the Catalan capital after a blood clot was found in her leg.
Her 91-year-old dad William Mubarak’s poor health was initially cited as the main reason she dropped plans to move to Miami at the start of the year after signing a child custody agreement with Pique in December.
The couple, who split in May after 11 years together, confirmed in November they had reached an agreement after a protracted negotiation which came to a head with a marathon 12-hour meeting with their lawyers. They signed the accord at a court in Barcelona the following month.
As part of the agreement retired footballer Pique, now dating Catalan beauty Clara Chia, 23, will spend holiday time with his children.
Over: It comes 10 months after the singer split from her fiancé Gerard Pique after 11 years together (pictured in 2014)
Shakira’s wish to move to Miami where she used to live and part of her family are based is understood to have been the principal sticking point in the former couple’s previous failure to strike an out-of-court settlement.
The South American artist performed her diss track with Argentinian DJ Bizarrap, in which she fires poisoned darts at Pique and his new girlfriend, on the Jimmy Fallon Show earlier this month. She went on to talk about her break-up with the former footballer.
Pique said in a subsequent interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais he was ‘very happy’ following the dramatic changes in his life which have included the split with Shakira and retirement from football.
He also shut down a question about Shakira in the interview but added: ‘Each parent has the responsibility to try to do the best for their children.
‘It’s about protecting them. That’s the work of all parents with their children. That’s what I’m focused on and that’s my job as a father.’
Bossy: Earlier this month Shakira performed her acid-tongued diss track aimed at Gerard and his new girlfriend Clara Chia on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show
New romance: Gerard and his new girlfriend Clara Chia, 23, have been on the receiving end of his ex’s barbs in diss songs the Colombian beauty has released since their break-up last year
Last week, Gerard broke his silence on the split from the singer, saying he kept quiet previously to protect their children.
The footballer, 36, spoke about his ex-girlfriend and their two sons, Milan, ten, and Sasha, eight, to Spanish newspaper El Pais.
Gerard explained why he had not previously addressed the breakup after he and Shakira announced their split in June, saying it was for the protection of their kids.
He said: ‘Everyone has their responsibility to try to do what is best for their children.
‘It is about protecting them. That is the job of all parents with children. That is what I am focused on and that is my job as a father.’
Elsewhere in the chat he said he is ‘very happy’ following the dramatic changes in his life, including his split with Shakira and retirement from football.
The former Barcelona defender also insisted he’s not concerned about his public image.