There's a palpable buzz in the air. Rumours have been circulating that Spanish footballing icon, Gerard Pique, is set to take a significant stride in his off-field life. In a whirlwind romance that has captured the public's imagination, Pique and his girlfriend, Clara Chia Marti, might soon be saying "I do." According to Spanish media outlet Okdiario, less than a year since their relationship commenced, the couple is poised to make the significant commitment of marriage.
The story ignited several weeks ago when Pique and Marti were sighted at the Rabat jewelry store on Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona's renowned fashion avenue. The sighting sent the rumor mill into overdrive, fuelling speculation about an impending engagement.
The media outlet speculates that the lovebirds will declare their engagement at the upcoming wedding of Pique's brother, Marc, slated for Saturday, June 24 in Barcelona. The timing and setting present the perfect stage for the couple to announce their plans to the world.
A Complex Love Triangle: Pique, Marti, and Shakira
However, a shadow looms over the festive atmosphere in the form of Shakira, Pique's ex-partner and mother to his sons, Milan and Sasha. They will not be in attendance at Marc's wedding due to the agreement between Pique and Shakira, seeing the children returned to Miami.
Shakira, it seems, isn't keen on having her sons mingling with Pique's new girlfriend, Clara Chia Marti. While Pique and Shakira were in a relationship, they never officially married. Shakira, in a candid moment with the media, had admitted to her reluctance to tie the knot.
She wanted Pique to see her as his girlfriend, not his wife, in a strategy to keep him vigilant and less forgiving of his missteps. As the day of Pique and Marti's supposed announcement draws near, spectators worldwide wait with bated breath.
If the rumors prove true, it's a clear sign that Pique is moving on from his past, heading towards a future filled with promise and exciting new beginnings. The world of football, far from being just a game, continues to enthrall us with its dramatic off-field narratives.
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