Israeli model Bar Refaeli has been forced to deny having an affair in 2012 with Shakira’s ex-footballer Gerard Pique as claims resurface following her split from the singer.
According to Time, Spanish journalist Jordi Martin claimed that Bar, 37, and Gerard, 35, exchanged messages and met privately, a year after their split from Leonardo DiCaprio, 47.
He claims it was the first time Gerard was unfaithful.
Martin said: “The rift between them started because Shakira, 45, found messages from Rafaeli. There were more than messages – there were also private meetings.
Jordi also tweeted: “I sent the information to a source close to Shakira a few days ago. After a while they were finally able to verify Pique’s alleged cheating with Refaeli in 2012.
“A few days ago I spoke to a close friend of Refaeli, who had also been my friend for many years, who confirmed the reason for the model’s frequent visits to Barcelona at the time. Shakira was shocked.
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Rafaeli denied having an affair with Gerard in August 2021, but the rumor resurfaced.
She said, “We’re just good friends.”
Additionally, Gerard filed a lawsuit against Jordi.
Gerard and Shakira announced they split just four months ago after an 11-year courtship – they have two sons together, Milan, seven, and Sasha, five.
He is now dating his new girlfriend, public relations student Clara Chia Marti, 23. Clara is believed to be working for Gerard at his company Kosmos in the PR office.
They claim that Shakira is “very angry to see the father of her children with his girlfriend in public”.
It is claimed that they had a pact in which they would not appear in public with their partners during the first year since the breakup.
According to Spanish newspaper El Periodico, Shakira and Gerard try to remain friends for the sake of their children, although their relationship is strained.
The split announcement followed rumors in Spanish tabloids that the couple were set to split with sources claiming they cheated on the star.
Shakira’s statement read: “We regret to confirm that we are separating.” For the well-being of our children, which is our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy. Thanks for understanding.’
Spanish outlet El Periodico reported that the couple had been living apart for a few weeks after Pique was kicked out of the family home by the pop star.
According to sources, Pique has been leading a ‘party lifestyle’ in a bachelor pad ever since and enjoying nights out with his teammates.
Neither party has responded to the cheating allegations, but journalist Emilio Pérez reported: ‘(Shakira) has made the decision to part ways. It’s like that. It happened.
That is why there is distance. Maybe there’s nothing left, but that (the infidelity) is over.