Gerard Pique & Shakira
Spain’s TV3 ran a feature on Thursday night with FC Barcelona star Gerard Pique.
Pique’s dominated the news in Spain during the international break, as he’s laid out his retirement plans from La Roja after courting plenty of hate when he cut the sleeves of his Spain shirt.
However, when he spoke to TV3, one of the highlights was not Pique’s football updates, but rather how he managed to get together with Shakira.
His original lame chat-up line
Pique told the following story of how he began dating the Colombian superstar:
First time I met Shakira was in Madrid when we filmed the video for Waka Waka before the 2010 World Cup and I asked for her number.
She arrived in South Africa before us (the Spanish national team) because she was singing at the opening ceremony. I sent her a text asking how the weather was because we were arriving in a few days.
This is a typical stupid question that you write and normally get a response like, ‘it’s cold, bring a coat’.
But the she writes a long paragraph, detailing the change in temperature throughout the day.
I thought, ‘Jesus, this is not normal’. It was in those details that I could tell there was affection.
We started messaging each other throughout the tournament, but the only chance I would have of seeing her would be at the final because she was performing the closing ceremony.
I told her that if I had to reach the final to see her I would do so. And that was the second time we met, after the World Cup Final.
Watch the whole interview below.