GERARD Pique was pictured looking glum at an NBA game in Paris as he wallows in the bitterness of his split from Shakira.

The sportsman sported a sullen pout as he pondered while watching the action-packed game on Thursday.

Pique appeared to be preoccupied with his thoughts as he joined a string of celebs to see the Detroit Pistons take on the Chicago Bulls.

The former Barcelona defender tried to blend in with the star-studded crowd by donning a beige Nike hoodie.

He was pictured looking withdrawn despite the electric atmosphere as the NBA returned to Europe for the first time in three years.

Pique appeared to frown while chatting to a male pal in the stands.


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The 35-year-old gazed into the distance instead of being engrossed by the drama on the court.

He was joined by A-listers such as Pharrell Williams, Lakers legend Magic Johnson and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

French Formula 1 drivers Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon also had front-row seats for the pivotal game.

But the famous faces didn't distract Pique from his vitriolic breakup with Colombian pop star Shakira.

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The pair would regularly take their two sons, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7, to basketball games before their dramatic split.

Pique had also been spotted looking miserable as he lit up a cigar to puff his cares away in a Paris cafe on Tuesday.

The couple split last summer as the Spain World Cup winner ditched her for Clara Chia Marti, 23.

The footie star has come under fire after it was reported she rumbled his alleged affair thanks to a jar of strawberry jam.

Rumours have swirled that Shakira first smelt a rat after taking a look in her fridge at their five-storey mansion.

The songstress is said to have returned home from a period of travelling to find a jar of her strawberry jam had been eaten.

It's been claimed that Pique follows a strict diet and would not have tucked into the jam – and neither would her children.

The She Wolf singer is then said to have come to the conclusion that someone else – more specifically another woman – had been in her home, and her fridge.

She reportedly recruited a private investigator to snoop on Pique in a bid to confirm her suspicions.

The detective is said to have spotted the Spaniard frequenting the nightclub where his now girlfriend Clara worked.

According to Spanish TV show El Gordo y la Flaca, the detectives even obtained photos of the pair getting cosy.

But Shakira was forced to pay an agency to keep the damning photos private after the PI firm flogged them to paparazzi.

She also reportedly noticed Clara lurking behind Pique during a Zoom interview at their family home in August 2021.


It was ten months before the pair announced their separation after their 12-year romance.

The breakup provided the inspiration for Shakira's explosive new track, which slammed Pique with a string of brutal barbs.

She channeled her emotions into her music and released a new song titled Out of Your League, brimming with thinly veiled references to her ex.

The 45-year-old pulled no punches and brazenly took aim at the loved-up pair, comparing the relationship to swapping "a Ferrari for a [Renault] Twingo". 

Pique seemed to laugh off the reference – by turning up to work in the budget motor with an amused look on his face.

It was even claimed that he was taunting the mother of his two children with the reg plate – 2511 MDJ.

Reports suggest the numbers are in fact the specific date, November 25, that he left the family home in Barcelona.

The pair have become embroiled in a public spat following speculation that he was unfaithful to the singer.

In another twist Shakira put a terrifying life-size witch doll on her balcony, facing her mother-in-law’s house in the same street.

Neighbours reported she also blasted out the new song on repeat so Gerard’s mum, Montserrat Bernabéu, could hear.

The singer is now reportedly building a wall between the two properties to try and distance herself from her in-laws.

She is said to have been furious to discover Pique's parents actively supported his new romance with Clara.

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The explosive split comes over a decade after they met on the set of the video for Shakira’s 2010 World Cup anthem, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).

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