Colombian pop diva Shakira ended 2011 on a high note last year, celebrating the holidays with her family with a surprise visit from her boyfriend, Gerard Pique, in Miami for her mother’s birthday, earning her Person of the Year award at the Latin Grammys, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and, perhaps her most cherished achievement: falling in love with Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique.
The two have been inseparable since before their romance went public last year, after her 11-year relationship with her Argentine manager Antonio de la Rua, also ended publicly as word spread of his alleged infidelity, and her romance with Pique simply couldn’t be hidden from public view.
So it’s no surprise that as the singer turns 35 her still-flourishing romance to Pique continues to make news, not because of any impending breakup or fighting, but because, for a celebrity pair, it has actually appeared to go quite well for them publicly.
Last year, the soccer star celebrated Shakira‘s birthday with friends, opting to spend their mutual birthdays together and announcing as much to the world on Twitter.
This year reflects a couple reaching new heights in a relationship that reportedly began in 2010.
According to MSN’s Wonderwall Latino, Pique raised the bar for men everywhere by giving his popstar girl a shiny new…no, not a wedding ring, yet. Instead, he opted for a Mercedes Benz SLK, valued at an estimated $55,000. Thanks for putting us all to shame, Pique!
By Rafael Abreu