Shakira’s ex Gerard Pique, 35, dates student Clara Chia Marti, 23, after marriage breaks up

GERARD PIQUE wasted no time in moving on from pop beauty Shakira following their 12-year split.

I can reveal that the Barcelona footballer has been secretly dating a student who works for him for a few months.

Gerard Pique wasted no time in moving on from pop beauty Shakira after they split after 12 yearsCredit: Getty
Shakira has two children with Gérard and their separation was announced in JuneCredit: Getty – Contributor

This raises questions as to whether their romance began before he split from the Hips Don’t Lie hitmaker.

At 23, public relations student Clara Chia Marti is 12 years younger than her and reportedly met him while he was working on events at his production company Kosmos.

The couple’s relatives say they have been seeing each other for some time.

This may come as a surprise for Shakira, who has two children with Gérard and whose separation was announced in June.

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A source close to Clara said: “Gérard and Clara have been seeing each other for months.

“She is a student who also works for him in his office, organizing events.

“They have kept quiet about their relationship, but those around them all know what is going on.

“People helped him keep the romance a secret and deleted Clara’s social media accounts so people couldn’t find pictures of her. That alone makes his friends think he’s actually serious enough to be with her.

Shakira, one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, met Gerard in 2010 after appearing in the video for his song Waka Waka, released for the FIFA World Cup that year.

She didn’t reveal the reasons for the split, but the pair have agreed on a temporary custody arrangement – despite Gerard wanting the kids to stay with him in Barcelona and Shakira wanting them to move to Miami with she.

The singer has been busy in the United States as a judge on the television show Dancing With Myself, alongside Nick Jonas.

In April, she released the single Te Felicito with Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro, which will feature on her upcoming 12th album.

Representatives for Pique, Shakira and Clara Chia have been contacted.

Shakira has plenty to deal with, so she is photographed well by Gerard and her drama.

KATY IS RED FOR THE TOUR

KATY PERRY has all but confirmed that her residency in Las Vegas will end in October.

The Firework singer, who wowed crowds in a cut-out red dress, has eight dates left on her Play residency and said she’s ready to move on and do another world tour.

Katy Perry wowed the crowds in a red cutout dress

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Katy Perry wowed the crowds in a red cutout dressCredit: The Mega Agency

Speaking at the Magic Fashion Trade Show in Sin City, she explained, “I have the songs to be able to put on a big show that people aged eight to 80 can enjoy.

“These songs took me all over the world, and I’ve been around the world three times.

“So I know I have to go back because the world is constantly changing and there are new fans every day.”

It’s not the only big change in Katy’s life, as she recently sold the £14million Los Angeles home she shares with husband Orlando Bloom.

The couple, who have daughter Daisy Dove together, have bought a new home in Montecito, near Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Katy, who grew up near Santa Barbara, added, “I lived in LA for 20 years and LA is great for starting a business.

“But your home still calls you home. We’re raising a family and we just want a different pace.

KIM TAKES OUT LEGOS

KIMBERLY WYATT must have been in a rush to get out of the house because she ended up wearing that white corset over a pink romper.

The Pussycat Dolls singer and former Dancing On Ice contestant wore this wacky outfit to the relaunch of Lego’s flagship store in London’s Leicester Square this week, as the toy brick brand celebrated its 90th anniversary.

Kimberly Wyatt must have been in a hurry to get out of the house because she ended up wearing that white corset over a pink romper

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Kimberly Wyatt must have been in a hurry to get out of the house because she ended up wearing that white corset over a pink romperCredit: Scott Garfitt/PinPep

Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh was also there with her children, as was former EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa.

She was overheard telling her husband Dan Osborne that they might need to hire a car to bring all the Legos they had bought for their children home.

They had to brick it.

AICH’S COLLABORATION FOR NO1

AITCH could finally score their first No. 1 by calling on the big guns – in the form of Ed Sheeran.

I can reveal that the couple collaborated on the single My G, which shows the vulnerable side of the Manchester-born rapper.

Aitch could finally score his first No. 1 calling the big guns - in the form of Ed Sheeran

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Aitch could finally score his first No. 1 calling the big guns – in the form of Ed SheeranCredit: Getty
The duo collaborated on the single My G

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The duo collaborated on the single My G

While he became known for his naughty lyrics like in Baby, which went to number 2 this year, this song is about his 12-year-old sister Gracie, who has Down syndrome.

Aitch, real name Harrison Armstrong, said: “My G holds a very special place in my heart.

“People might assume it’s my friends, but it’s actually my little sister Gracie, who we call ‘G’.

“I wrote this song especially for her, it shows how important she is to me and my family. I hope she listens to it when she’s a little older and proud of what I do.

Also, kudos to Ed Sheeran and (producer) Fraser T Smith for working with me on this track. I couldn’t be happier with the result.

Aitch, who has racked up seven hit singles in three years, last worked with Ed in 2019, when he performed on a remix of Take Me Back To London with Stormzy and Jaykae, so it was about time the singer of Shape Of You repays the favor.

The tune from his debut album Close To Home, out next Friday. Explaining how the collaboration with Ed came about, Aitch said: “I did the song, I explained the concept of the song to him and he loved it.

“He sent me a voice note saying, ‘I think I’ll do it.

“It was crazy. He does it all brutally.

“He just sent me a voice note, he was like ‘I think I’ll do it’.

“I played the rhythm in the background, I started to sing it. I was like, ‘Yeah that’s perfect.

Aitch’s record is expected to be one of Britain’s biggest albums of the year.

If he plays his cards right, the Brit Awards will arrive in February.

FIRST REVIEW: SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL @ Eventim Apollo, London

A STAR-studded cast often leads to dodgy voice acting, wooden acting, and less drama than a vicar’s sermon.

But the genius team behind Sister Act The Musical should rejoice after putting on the most enjoyable show of the year.

Beverley Knight is stunning as runaway singer Deloris Van Cartier, who is forced into witness protection at a convent after witnessing a murder.

She’s opposite Jennifer Saunders, an absolute hoot as the stuck-up Mother Superior, while The Greatest Showman’s Keala Settle brings even more powerful voices as Sister Mary Patrick.

The awesome script and uplifting songs had me grinning from ear to ear.

And if that’s not enough, you’ll even get to see Lesley Joseph (Sister Mary Lazarus) spit out the opening bars of The Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight.

It’s the happiest sight I’ve seen all year, bar nun.

★★★★★

HOWELL-DAVIES

GLOVELY SHADE OF ROSE BY JUSTIN

JUSTIN BIEBER was more Barbie than baby thanks to this quirky look.

He paired a pink vest with matching PVC pants and brightly colored Nike woolen gloves on stage in Finland.

Justin Bieber paired a pink vest with matching PVC pants and shiny Nike wool gloves on stage in Finland

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Justin Bieber paired a pink vest with matching PVC pants and shiny Nike wool gloves on stage in Finland

The Peaches singer, whose wife Hailey has joined him for his European gigs, postponed some dates in the US earlier this year after being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome – a condition affecting the facial nerves.

Judging by his recent shows, Justin will be back to his best when he brings his Justice World Tour to the UK in February.

MIX HIT MAKER’S SAD DAY

LITTLE MIX’s top songwriter has revealed she was “devastated” by the band’s split.

But Kamille, who was their unofficial “fifth member” after writing hits such as Shout Out To My Ex and Black Magic, teased that Perrie Edwards’ solo music was “amazing”.

Kamille revealed that she was

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Kamille revealed she was ‘devastated’ by the split from Little Mix1 credit

And she reveals there’s more to come from ex-bandmates Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, who she’s been working with since the split.

Recalling the split, Kamille said in an exclusive chat: “It was the saddest day for all of us. I was devastated.

“But what’s even more exciting is seeing them all creating their own music.

“I was in the studio with Perrie the other day and I will be getting into the studio with the others soon.”

Singer Kamille, who drops her new single Weight Loss tomorrow, said of Perrie’s new music: “Her voice is unreal.”

MOM’S ORDER

MARCUS MUMFORD has revealed he was sexually abused when he was six years old, repressing the painful memory until writing his recent single Cannibal.

He said: “Like a lot of people, and I’m learning more and more about this as I play it to people, I was sexually abused as a child.

Marcus Mumford has revealed he was sexually abused when he was six

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Marcus Mumford has revealed he was sexually abused when he was sixCredit: Getty

“Not by family and not in the church, which some people might assume. But I hadn’t told anyone about it in 30 years.

The Mumford & Sons frontman told GQ magazine he hit “bottom low” in 2019 and was struggling with alcohol and his eating habits.

He has since found a therapist whom he has spoken to about his ordeal, which has had a huge impact on his health.


FINDING a venue for the Eurovision Song Contest turned out to be a headache.

Producers need access for six to eight weeks before the May contest, which means shows will have to be canceled in the city hosting them.

That could spell trouble for Elton John, Andre Rieu and the Magic Mike Live Tour, who have all booked arena shows next spring.

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The shortlist of cities vying to host the TV extravaganza will be revealed tomorrow on Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 show.

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