There are strong indications that Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, has not been invited to his teammate, Lionel Messi’s wedding, after a personal problem between Shakira and the Argentine’s wife-to-be, Antonella Roccuzzo.
According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, the tension is due to an issue Messi’s wife-to-be has with how Pique and his girlfriend Shakira started their relationship.
Roccuzzo, a close friend with Pique’s ex-girlfriend, Nuria Tomas, remains unhappy with the way they ended their relationship and how the Spain defender subsequently began his next one with the Colombian singer.
It is understood that the Spanish defender met Shakira while he was still in a relationship with Tomas, when he appeared in her music video Waka Waka, the official song of the 2010 World Cup.
In an interview with TV3 back then in October, he had said: “I met Shakira in Madrid, when we were preparing for the 2010 World Cup, and after appearing in the Waka Waka video.
“It all started when we were together in South Africa and I wrote to her. She was already there because she sang in the opening ceremony and I asked her what the weather was like.
“It is the typical stupid question, and the normal answer is to tell me to bring a jacket.
“But she started telling me what the weather was like in every single moment and it got to the point where I told her we would have to get to the World Cup final to see her again – she was singing at the final.”
Consequently, both Pique and Shakira have been left off the invite list to prevent any potential animosity.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner does not have a date confirmed for his wedding with Roccuzzo, but it is rumoured it will be in the middle of June.