A very interesting revelation about Shakira‘s personal life came out of the singer’s appearance in a Barcelona court on Friday, where she is defending herself against alleged tax offences committed between 2012 and 2014.
The Colombian is claiming that she wasn’t properly a resident in Spain until 2015, which is surprising since she had already met Gerard Pique five years before that and the couple had their second child, Sasha, in 2015.
Their first child, Milan, also started school in 2015, yet Shakira has claimed that her relationship with Pique wasn’t solid enough to become a resident of Spain until that year of 2015.
What did Shakira say about Pique in court?
“There was no firm commitment between the two and they could only see each other during holidays or fleeting trips, either in Barcelona or in other parts of the world,” was the claim lodged by Shakira‘s defence team on Friday, according to Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia.
She claimed that it wasn’t until the end of 2014 that they decided to establish a settled relationship and residency together in Spain.
Contract renewals were also brought up, with it claimed that 2015 was a good year to finally establish Spanish residency because Pique agreed a new Barcelona contract at that time and Shakira rejected a renewal for ‘The Voice’.
It is interesting that Shakira is discussing her relationship with Pique in court, considering they agreed earlier this year to end their romance.
What sentence does Shakira face if found guilty?
There are various charges against Shakira over alleged tax offences and the total amounts to a potential eight years and two months.
However, each offence is less than two years and she has no previous criminal record, so she would likely be able to avoid prison even if she is found guilty.