Pop Star Shakira and Footballer Gerard Pique Separate After 12 years

Shakira and Pique have two children together.

Colombian superstar Shakira and FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique announced Saturday

they were calling time on their relationship of more than a decade.

The 45-year-old "Hips don't Lie" songstress is one of the biggest

names in the global music industry and has sold more than 60 million albums.

Spanish football hero Pique, 35, won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship,

and is a three-time Champions League winner with Barcelona.

The couple share two sons and had been living together for years on the outskirts of Barcelona.

We regret to confirm that we are separating.