“First time I met Shakira was in Madrid when we filmed the video for Waka Waka before the 2010 World Cup and I asked for her number.”
She gave him her number, and Pique got his first excuse to text her after she arrived South Africa before the Spanish national team.
Pique and Shakira’s love story“She arrived in South Africa before us (the Spanish national team) because she was singing at the opening ceremony. I sent her a text asking how the weather was because we were arriving in a few days.
“This is a typical stupid question that you write and normally get a response like, ‘it’s cold, bring a coat’.”
“But then she writes a long paragraph, detailing the change in temperature throughout the day.
“I thought, ‘Jesus, this is not normal’. It was in those details that I could tell there was affection.”
“We started messaging each other throughout the tournament, but the only chance I would have of seeing her would be at the final because she was performing the closing ceremony.
“I told her that if I had to reach the final to see her I would do so. And that was the second time we met, after the World Cup Final.”
And Spain did reach the final with Pique in the squad, and so began the love between the two superstars. How cute.