Shakira, Gerard Piqué Formalize Child Custody Agreement in Barcelona Court
Colombian pop star Shakira and retired footballer Gerard Piqué have been actively taking the final steps to settle their separation. Recently, the estranged couple met face to face in a Barcelona court to formalize their child custody agreement.
Shakira, Gerard Piqué Officially Settle Child Custody Agreement
After extensive talks regarding their custody rights in November, Shakira and Pique have finally signed the consensual paperwork. The singer was the first one to arrive at Barcelona Family Court No. 18, wearing dark sunglasses and carrying a trench coat. She was with her brother and legal team.
Subsequently, Pique showed up alongside his lawyers, sporting a denim shirt and baseball cap. The two entered and exited the court separately and weren’t pressured to give a statement to the press after the proceeding.
As per La Vanguardia, their agreement specifies the Pique is giving the full custody of their sons to Shakira. Moreover, the document reads that Shakira and their children, Sasha and Milan, will move permanently to Miami, Florida.
For those who may not know, the Shakira and Pique spent 11 years together. Following their separation, it’s ultimately necessary to agree upon a favorable parenting setup. Fortunately, both sides have the same view. In a joint statement after their agreement, the two set straight that the protection of their children is their main priority.
“We appreciate the interest shown and hope that the children can continue with their lives with the necessary privacy in a safe and calm environment,” the statement reads.
Apparently, the Barcelona document will not be the last court paperwork they will sign. Shakira and Piqué must still go to the United States to sign a further agreement.
She is Still in Danger of a Prison Sentence Due to Tax Fraud Allegation
Amid separation issues, the Colombian singer is also charged by Spanish authorities of tax evasion. If proven guilty, Shakira would suffer a jail sentence of eight years and two months and a fine of 23.7 million euros. This urged the singer to fight for her rights, flatly denying all the allegations against her.
“I’ve paid everything they claimed I owed, even before they filed a lawsuit,” she told Elle Magazine. “So as of today, I owe zero to them.”
According to the singer, she’s confident that she’s doing “correctly and transparently” because she’s being advised by one of the four biggest tax specialist firms in the world, PricewaterhouseCoopers.