Shakira and Gerard Pique: A look at their relationship timeline2020/11/26 04:26
The Colombian singer and the Spanish professional soccer player have been together for almost 10 years and have two sons. But here's why they probably won't get married any time soon.
As Shakira takes the stage with Jennifer Lopez on Sunday to perform the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show , longtime partner Gerard Pique will most likely be in the stadium to support her.
The Colombian singer and the Spanish professional soccer player have been together for almost 10 years and have two sons, Milan, 6, and Sasha, 4.
The couple also shares the same birthday, Feb. 2, though there is a 10-year age difference between the couple; Shakira is 42 and Pique is 32.
They started dating in 2010 after meeting on the set of her "Waka Waka" music video, which was the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Pique is on Spain's national soccer team and was one of the players featured in the video.
"I wasn't a soccer fan, so I didn't know who he was," Shakira recalled during a recent interview on " 60 Minutes ." "When I saw the video, I was like, 'Hmm, that one's kind of cute. And then someone decided to introduce us."
Despite their long-term partnership, Shakira has no plans to marry the Barcelona defender — even though she has referred to Pique as her " husband ."
"To tell you the truth, marriage scares the s— out of me," the Colombian singer said. "I don't want him to see me as 'the wife.' I want him to see me as his girlfriend. Lover, his girlfriend, a little forbidden fruit, you know? I want to keep him on his toes. I want him to think that anything's possible, depending on behavior."
Shakira may also be playing it safe after being burned by a former fiance.
From E! News :
Shakira was with De la Rúa for 11 years before they split in 2011.
Tabloids romantically linked she and Spanish professional tennis player Rafael Nadal in 2010 after he portrayed her love interest in the music video for her song "Gypsy."
While Nadal starred in a music video, Shakira released an entire song about her love story with Pique in 2017.
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