They met when the Spanish football selection went to South Africa and Shakira sang the Football championship hymn ("Waka-Waka") on July 2010. Then the rumours began, and according to her (who was dating De la Rua), it was a "Waka-Rumour".
Since she seaparated, the "waka-photo" was searched by everyone.
At their birthday, on February 2nd 2010, Gerard Piqué posted on twitter a photo of them together with friends. According to most of the tabloids it was the proof that they were dating. On February 22nd-23rd 2010 the tabloids published the first photos of the couple together, leaving a restaurant in Barcelona
The sons of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué were born in Barcelona, Spain.