PIC EX: Gerard Piqué, 35, and his new girlfriend Clara Chia Marti, 23, attend a wedding in
And in pictures obtained exclusively by MailOnline, Gerard Piqué, 35, and his new girlfriend Clara Chia Marti, 23, attended a wedding together on the Costa Brava in Catalonia, Spain, on Saturday August 20.
The footballer and the PR student put on a loved-up display as they strolled along together with their arms wrapped around each other while smiling happily.
EXCLUSIVE: Gerard Piqué, 35, and his new girlfriend Clara Chia Marti, 23, attended a wedding together on the Costa Brava in Catalonia, Spain, on Saturday August 20
The handsome footballer was suited and booted in a sleek navy two-piece, which he teamed with a crisp white open-collared shirt.
His PR student girlfriend opted to go braless beneath a multicoloured striped maxi dress, with her long tresses left to dry naturally.
Clara strolled along in a perspex pair of block heels, and carried her belongings in a bright blue beaded handbag while accessoring with gold rings.
Happy: The couple burst into laughter as they shared a joke during the golden hour
Looking good: The footballer was suited and booted in a sleek navy two-piece, which he teamed with a crisp white open-collared shirt
Fashionista: Clara opted for a perspex pair of block heels to keep attention on her striped maxi dress
Fury: It’s claimed Shakira and Gerard had a pact in which they would not appear in public with any new partners during the first year since the breakup (pictured Gerard with Shakira in 2019)
However, the video which was shared with 56k followers before being deleted, showed Clara tagging Shakira’s song with the music overlaid.
It’s not clear if this was a fan account or if the original was posted with the music overlaid at a later stage.
Convinced the post was Clara’s doing, fans accused the student, who also works for Barcelona footballer Gerard, of being disrespectful in the comments.
Close: The couple stayed close together for the majority of their time at the wedding
Gerard and Shakira announced they had split just three months ago after an 11-year courtship – they have two sons together, Milan, seven and Sasha, five.
Clara is thought to work for Gerard at his company Kosmos, in the Public Relations office.
A source told The Sun last week: ‘Gerard and Clara have been seeing each other for months. She is a student who also works for him in his office, organising events.
‘They have been keeping quiet about their relationship but those around them all know what is happening.’
Cute couple: Gerard’s simple suit allowed Clara’s fabulous frock to take centre stage
Happy: The footballer cracked up while chatting to his girlfriend
They added: ‘People have been helping him keep the romance hush-hush and have wiped Clara’s social media accounts so people can’t find photos of her. That alone makes his mates think he is actually quite serious about being with her.’
Host Laura Roige narrated: ‘I am excited, it is evident that there is a relationship. I have seen a lot of love, it will hurt Shakira a lot, because this is a Gerard Pique that we have never seen. I have never seen him like this with the singer.’
They claim Shakira is ‘very angry at seeing the father of her children with his girlfriend in public’.
It’s claimed they had a pact in which they would not appear in public with their partners during the first year since the breakup.
MailOnline contacted a spokesperson for Shakira for further information at the time.
ClaraLow key: It appeared as though Clara’s long tresses had been left to dry naturally
At the ready: Keen to capture precious moments, Clara held her mobile phone in her hand
According to Spanish newspaper El Periodico, Shakira and Gerard are trying to remain friends for the sake of their children, despite their relationship being strained.
The split announcement followed rumours in the Spanish tabloids that the couple were on the verge of breaking up with sources claiming he had cheated on the star.
Shakira’s statement read: ‘We regret to confirm that we are parting ways. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we ask that you respect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.’
Spanish outlet El Periodico reported that the couple have been living separately for a few weeks after Pique was kicked out of the family home by the pop star.
Gorgeous: Clara enhanced her natural beauty with a soft make-up look and accessorised with dancing statement earrings
With his mates: Gerard strolled along with a few friends as the wedding moved to another part of the grounds
According to sources, Pique has since been living a ‘party lifestyle’ in a bachelor pad and enjoying nights out with his teammates.
Neither party has addressed cheating claims but journalist Emilio Pérez reported: ‘(Shakira) has made the decision to separate. That is so. It has happened.
‘That is why there is distance. Perhaps there is nothing left, but that (infidelity) has passed.’
The couple had been together since 2011, with the pair having met while filming the music video for her World Cup song Waka Waka the previous year.
Piqué’s team happened to win the World Cup that year, where his soon-to-be girlfriend performed during the final game.
Fun with friends: The couple were never far apart during the wedding in Spain
Toning it down: To balance out the drama of her dress, Clara opted for a minimal make-up look
Going well: Clara seemed to fit right in amongst Gerard’s circle of friends
Though the two corresponded in 2010, the relationship between the two mega-stars wouldn’t officially take off until the start of 2011.
In the fall of 2012, Shakira would use her Instagram platform to announce to fans that she was pregnant with the football star’s son.
Just two years after the birth of son Milan, the couple went in for round two and reveal they would be expecting their second child, Sasha, who was born in 2015.
The couple admitted publicly that they have no plans to wed, but that hasn’t stopped them from having a family life.
Integrating: Clara seemed at ease as she integrated with Gerard’s friends and their partners
Fitting in: Clara joined the other glamorous female guests who wore colourful dresses to the wedding
Speaking to Gary Neville on a recent episode of The Overlap, the Spain international explained that he hadn’t proposed because their relationship ‘works fine as it is.’
Meanwhile, Shakira could face up to eight years in prison for tax fraud. She is accused of pretending on tax documents to live abroad from 2012 to 2014, when she was actually a resident of Spain, authorities from the country claim.
Shakira called Barcelona home while together with soccer star Gerard, who plays for the city, but is said to be planning to leave the country trying to jail her, and eyeing a permanent move to Miami .
The Colombian superstar has already repaid the $15.5 million she is accused of evading on Spanish taxes, as well as over $3 million in interest.
A spokesman for Shakira said: ‘Shakira has always cooperated and abided by the law, demonstrating impeccable conduct as an individual and a taxpayer, and faithfully following the counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers, a prestigious and globally recognized tax firm.’
It’s over! Shakira and Gerard split three months ago (pictured with their children Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven)