AceShowbiz - A new detail of Shakira and her ex Gerard Pique's split has found its way out online. If a new report is to be believed, the former soccer star and the Colombian singer have settled their custody arrangements before she moved to Miami for a new chapter with her kids, Sasha and Milan.
According to People En Espanol, Gerard agreed to give full custody of their kids to Shakira ahead of her relocation. "In order for the Colombian composer to leave Barcelona, Spain, where she had established herself, she had to request to her former partner full custody of their children, which was granted without major issues," the publication claimed.
The custody arrangements arrived after it was reported that Gerard's father Joan Pique gave the "Whenever Whenever" hitmaker an eviction letter. Spanish media reported that prior to announcing her move, she received a demand to abandon the ex-couple's former family home.
According to both El Periodico and La Vanguardia in March, Shakira had until this month to leave the mansion in Esplugues de Llobregat where she has lived since she split from ex-footballer Gerard last year or face a "compensation" payment.
In an Instagram statement, Shakira explained her decision to leave Barcelona. "I settled in Barcelona to give my children a stability, the same we are now looking for in another corner of the world next to family, friends and the sea," she wrote in the post.
"Today we start a new chapter in the pursuit of their happiness. Thank you to everyone who surfed alongside me so many waves there in Barcelona, the city where I learned that friendship is certainly longer than love," the "Waka Waka" singer, who split from Gerard after a 12-year relationship due to his infidelity, added.
"Thank you to everyone who has been there to cheer me up, dried my tears, inspired me and made me grow. Thanks to my Spanish audience who have always covered me with their love and loyalty. For you, just a see you later, and as my father said so many times, see you around the curves!" so she concluded.