Gerard Pique Breaks Silence on Clara Chia Romance After Shakira Split

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No strings connected? Gerard Piqué broke his silence on transferring on with girlfriend Clara Chia after his cut up from longtime companion Shakira, jokingly calling himself a “puppet” within the course of.

When talking about his wardrobe in a current interview with Spanish streamer Ibai Llanos, the soccer star, 36, informed the host that Chia, 23, is the mastermind behind his type.

“The reality is I’m going with my girlfriend to the retailers and he or she buys them for me,” the athlete shared. “I’m a puppet.”

Final week, the previous Manchester United participant name-dropped Shakira, 46, whom he cut up from in June 2022 after 12 years collectively. (The previous couple are mother and father of sons Milan, 10 and Sasha, 8.)

When requested by YouTuber John Nellis about essentially the most well-known contact he has in his telephone — not soccer associated — Piqué responded that it’s his ex.

“I’d say Shakira, in all probability, who was my companion,” the retired FC Barcelona defender mentioned. “I’m pondering of Instagram followers and sure, I’d say Shakira for that purpose.”

Piqué and the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer introduced their cut up in June 2022, two months earlier than the athlete was noticed packing on the PDA with Chia.

“We remorse to substantiate that we’re separating,” the exes mentioned in an announcement on the time. “For the well-being of our youngsters, who’re our highest precedence, we ask that you simply respect their privateness.”

Shakira, for her half, was “heartbroken” when her ex started relationship the mannequin so quickly after their breakup, a supply solely informed Us Weekly in August 2022, the identical month Piqué and Chia had been noticed making out at a Dani Martin live performance.

“She is comfortable to have her youngsters to lean on as it is a powerful time for her,” the insider informed Us in August 2022. “She simply desires what’s finest for the youngsters and is making an attempt to maintain them away from listening to and seeing all of the damaging issues within the information about her.”

A number of months later, on Tuesday, February 14 — Valentine’s Day — Shakira seemingly slammed her ex and his new relationship through Instagram. The “Every time, Wherever” singer lip synced to SZA’s “Kill Invoice,” mouthing the lyrics, “I would kill my ex, not one of the best concept / His new girlfriend’s subsequent, how’d I get right here?”

The Grammy winner beforehand admitted to Elle in September 2022 that she was struggling amid her separation from Piqué. “It’s exhausting to speak about it, particularly as a result of I’m nonetheless going via it, and since I’m within the public eye and since our separation shouldn’t be like a daily separation,” she mentioned on the time, including, “It’s been powerful not just for me but additionally for my youngsters. Extremely troublesome. … I’ve tried to hide the scenario in entrance of my youngsters. I attempt to do it and to guard them as a result of that’s my No. 1 mission in life.”

In January, Shakira seemingly alluded to her breakup on her new track “#53” with the lyric “I used to be out of your league.” One week later, Piqué and Chia confirmed their romance through Instagram, sharing a selfie of their faces touching.

“Ladies don’t cry anymore, ladies dance merengue,” the “Waka Waka” songstress captioned a video of herself dancing the subsequent day, seemingly in response to Piqué’s new romance.