Gerard Pique proved his relationship with his new girlfriend Clara Chia Marti is going from strength to strength as the pair recently attended a wedding together.
Spain’s Hola! magazine obtained photos of the footballer, 35, attending a friend’s nuptials alongside Clara, 23, in the Costa Brava region of Catalonia.
It comes after the Barcelona star announced that he and Shakira had parted ways in June after an 11-year relationship.
Gerard could be seen holding hands with Clara in the wedding snaps where he looked dapper in a black suit and a white shirt.
PR student Clara opted for a multi-colored striped midi dress for the ceremony and let her blonde locks fall loosely down her shoulders.
Gerard’s new relationship was revealed earlier this month, with the pair said to have met after Clara worked at events put on by his production company Kosmos.
Shakira is said to be furious over Gerard going public with Clara after the former couple made a pact to wait a year before doing so.
Exes: Gerard Piwue attended a wedding with his new girlfriend Clara Chia Marti following his split from Shakira (pictured together in 2019)
Event: Spain’s Hola magazine obtained photos of the footballer, 35, attending a friend’s nuptials alongside Clara, 23, in the Costa Brava region of Catalonia
Fans were recently convinced Clara taunted the Colombian singer by stripping down to a black bikini and dancing to one of her hits, Te Felicito.
However, the video which was shared with 56k followers before being deleted, showed Clara tagging Shakira’s song with the music overlaid.
It’s not clear if this was a fan account or if the original was posted with the music overlaid at a later stage.
Convinced the post was Clara’s doing, fans accused the student of being disrespectful in the comments, which have been translated from Spanish.
They wrote: ‘There you see what is provocative and disrespectful.’
‘And dare you be so bold as to put Shakira’s song on it.’
‘Awwww how cute someone is trying to get attention I get it.. Must be pretty tough living under Shakira’s shadow no?’
Seeing double: Shakira (pictured in 2013) was said to be furious after her ex, Gerard went public with Clara
The images of Gerard passionately kissing his new love interest appear in a new video taken by Spanish media outlet Socialite at the Summerfest Cerdanya festival in Catalonia last week.
Gerard and Shakira have two sons together, Milan, seven and Sasha, five.
A source told The Sun: ‘Gerard and Clara have been seeing each other for months. She is a student who also works for him in his office, organizing events.
‘They have been keeping quiet about their relationship but those around them all know what is happening.’
They added: ‘People have been helping him keep the romance hush-hush and have wiped Clara’s social media accounts so people can’t find photos of her. That alone makes his mates think he is actually quite serious about being with her.
Host Laura Roige narrated: ‘I am excited, it is evident that there is a relationship. I have seen a lot of love, it will hurt Shakira a lot, because this is a Gerard Pique that we have never seen. I have never seen him like this with the singer.’
Fury: It’s claimed Shakira and Gerard had a pact in which they would not appear in public with any new partners during the first year since the breakup (pictured Gerard with Shakira in 2019)
They claim Shakira is ‘very angry at seeing the father of her children with his girlfriend in public’.
It’s claimed they had a pact in which they would not appear in public with their partners during the first year since the breakup.
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Shakira for further information.
According to Spanish newspaper El Periodico, Shakira and Gerard are trying to remain friends for the sake of their children, despite their relationship being strained.
The split announcement followed rumors in the Spanish tabloids that the couple were on the verge of breaking up with sources claiming he had cheated on the star.
Shakira’s statement read: ‘We regret to confirm that we are parting ways. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.’
Moving on: Shakira and Gerard are reportedly trying to remain friends for the sake of their children, despite their relationship being strained
Spanish outlet El Periodico reported that the couple had been living separately for a few weeks after Pique was kicked out of the family home by the pop star.
According to sources, Pique has since been living a ‘party lifestyle’ in a bachelor pad and enjoying nights out with his teammates.
Neither party has addressed cheating claims, but journalist Emilio Pérez reported: ‘(Shakira) has made the decision to separate. That is so. It has happened.
That is why there is distance. Perhaps there is nothing left, but that (infidelity) has passed.’
The couple had been together since 2011, with the pair having met while filming the music video for her World Cup song Waka Waka the previous year.
Piqué’s team happened to win the World Cup that year, where his soon-to-be girlfriend performed during the final game.
Although the two corresponded in 2010, the relationship between the two mega-stars wouldn’t officially take off until the beginning of 2011.
In the fall of 2012, Shakira would use her Instagram platform to announce to fans that she was pregnant with the football star’s son.
Just two years after the birth of son Milan, the couple went in for round two and revealed they would be expecting their second child, Sasha, who was born in 2015.
The couple admitted publicly that they have no plans to get married, but that hasn’t stopped them from having a family life.
It’s over! Shakira and Gerard split three months ago (pictured with their children Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven)
Speaking to Gary Neville on a recent episode of The Overlap, the Spain international explained that he hadn’t proposed because their relationship ‘works fine as it is.’
Meanwhile, Shakira could face up to eight years in prison for tax fraud.
The singer is accused of pretending on tax documents to live abroad from 2012 to 2014, when she was actually a resident of Spain, authorities from the country claim.
Shakira called Barcelona home while together with soccer star Gerard, who plays for the city.
Shakira is said to be planning to leave the country trying to jail her, and eyeing a permanent move to Miami.
The Colombian superstar has already repaid the $15.5 million she is accused of evading on Spanish taxes, as well as over $3 million in interest.
A spokesperson for Shakira said: ‘Shakira has always cooperated and abided by the law, demonstrating impeccable conduct as an individual and a taxpayer, and faithfully following the counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers, a prestigious and globally recognized tax firm.’
Shock: Back in March, the Barcelona FC defender risked the wrath of Shakira by claiming that playing against Espanyol was better than sex (pictured in 2019)