Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas forcefully DENIES he’s dating long-time Spain team-mate Gerard Pique’s ex Shakira after finalising his divorce, mocking reports of a new relationship on Instagram
- Former Spanish star Iker Casillas rubbishes rumours his is dating singer Shakira
- Casillas took to Instagram to slam stories of a relationship with Colombian artist
- The 41-year-old is recently divorced from Spanish journalist Sara Carbonero
- Shakira separated from Barcelona’s Gerard Pique in June after twelve years
Former Real Madrid star Iker Casillas has rejected claims that he is dating Shakira – the ex-wife of his long-time Spain team-mate Gerard Pique.
Casillas has recently finalised his divorce from Spanish sports journalist Sara Carbonero, but rumours had circulated that he was now seeing the Colombian pop star after her recent separation from Barcelona defender Pique.
The 41-year-old’s recent follow of Shakira on Instagram had fuelled speculation on the nature of the pair’s relationship, but Casillas has taken to the social media platform to rubbish the rumours that his now dating the Grammy Award winner.
In a series of images across his Instagram stories, the former goalkeeper posted screen grabs of articles eluding to his new relationship and then finished off with an emoji indicating he doesn’t know where these stories came from.
Adding the message ‘Tocate las narices’ which translates to ‘touch your nose’ and another emoji using the phrase ‘OMG’ in an angry reaction to the reports.
Shakira and Pique confirmed their separation in June, after 12 years together. They met in 2012 when the Spanish defender appeared in the video for Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) and have two children together, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7.
Former Spanish star Iker Casillas (pictured with his ex-wife, left) has denied claims he is dating Gerard Pique’s ex Shakira (pictured together, right)
Casillas took to Instagram to share his displeasure at the stories stating his was dating Shakira
There had been claims that 35-year-old Pique, who is ten years younger than the singer, had been unfaithful to Shakira towards the end of their relationship and that couple have been living separately for a few weeks after Pique was kicked out of the family home by the pop star.
Pique was also spotted with a mystery blonde at a party in June, after a picture was posted by fan Katrin Zytomierska at a party he attended in Sweden.
The image went viral and came after the Spanish defender had refused to meet the fan’s son, promoting her to brand Pique a ‘loser’ and post the picture on her social media account.
In June, Gerard was trolled by a Swedish fan who posted a photo of him with a mystery blonde at a party
Shakira and Barca star Pique separated in June after twelve years and two children together
Pique has again come under fire since the spilt with Shakira, for his new relationship with 23-year-old PR student Clara Chia Marti – just months after their separation was confirmed.
The singer was said to be angry that the Spaniard went public with the romance after kissing his new love interest in a video taken by Spanish media outlet Socialite at the Summerfest Cerdanya festival in Catalonia last month.
Casillas meanwhile, ended his marriage in 2021 after five years and two children with journalist Sara Carbonero.
They famously shared enjoyed a romantic moment on live television when Carbonero interviewed the goalkeeper just moments after he had won the World Cup with Spain. However, ended things amicably after twelve years together.
He has since been linked with a number of famous names including, Rocío Osorno, Alejandra Onieva, María José Camacho and Melyssa Pinto.
They famously kissed on live television when Carbonero interviewed Casillas at the World Cup
Pique (left) and Casillas (second right) celebrate winning the European Championship in 2012
Casillas and Pique spent most of their club careers as El Clasico rivals, with the legendary goalie Real Madrid’s unchallenged number one keeper and Pique a linchpin of Barcelona’s backline.
Together however, they would be part of the Spanish side that dominated international football across the late 2000s and into the next decade.
The pair were instrumental members of the Spain side that won back-to-back Euros in 2008 and 2012 as well as the nation’s first World Cup in 2010.
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