The Odd Way Shakira Reportedly Found Out Gerard Piqué Was Cheating

In June 2022, Shakira and Gerard Piqué made the surprising announcement that they were splitting up after 12 years together. "We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we request respect for [our] privacy. Thank you for your understanding," they said in a joint statement, CNN reported.

Shakira and Piqué met while filming the music video for "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)," which was the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The soccer player was only featured in Shakira's music video for a brief moment, but he somehow captured her interest. "I wasn't a soccer fan so I didn't know who he was. But when I saw the video, I was like, 'Hmm. That one's kind of cute.' And then someone decided to introduce us," the "Hips Don't Lie" singer told CBS News.

The two went on to have their sons Milan and Sasha in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Following their split, they agreed on a custody arrangement, and a source revealed to People that Shakira would be moving with the kids to Miami, where she has family. While their breakup seemed amicable enough at the start, more details emerged about Piqué's love life that had Shakira lashing out at her ex.

Shakira realized something was amiss when someone ate her jam

Don't underestimate Shakira's she-wolf instincts. As reported by ShowNews Today, the "Loba" singer reportedly discovered that her longtime boyfriend, Gerard Piqué, was unfaithful when she found someone dug into her jar of jam. Shakira had been traveling and upon coming home, she became suspicious of the eaten jam because Piqué was not a fan of the sugary spread. There may be truth to this rumor if Shakira's music video for her song "Te Felicito" with Rauw Alejandro is any indication. In one scene, she is seen opening the fridge to find Alejandro's disembodied head on a shelf.

Months after their split, Piqué was seen with Clara Chia Marti, a 23-year-old who works at his production company. It's unclear when their relationship started, but a source told The Sun, "Gerard and Clara have been seeing each other for months ... They have been keeping quiet about their relationship but those around them all know what is happening." However, according to internet sleuths, their romance may have started a lot earlier than Shakira suspected.

Fans spotted Clara Chia Marti in Gerard Piqué's Zoom interview

The jam may not have been the only clue that Gerard Piqué was cheating on Shakira. According to Page Six, fans spotted Clara Chi Marti in the background of a 2021 Zoom interview with Gerard Piqué at his shared home with Shakira. The singer had been traveling with their two sons, leaving Piqué at home alone — or was he? A source told the publication that Shakira was shaken by the revelation and shared, "They were very much still together at that time. It's devastating for her to learn that this affair had been going on for a lot longer than she imagined."

Besides "Te Felicito," Shakira got her revenge with her song "BZRP Music Session # 53," which disses her ex and his new flame. "I wish you luck with my supposed replacement ... I'm worth two 22-year-olds," the lyrics say. Shakira also reportedly set up a giant witch statue on her Barcelona home balcony facing her mother-in-law's house. To further drive her point home, the singer-songwriter was heard blasting her revenge song non-stop at top volume from her house. Hell hath no fury like Shakira scorned.