Former Real Madrid star Iker Casillas has rejected claims that he is dating Shakira the ex-wife of his long-time Spain team-mate Gerard Pique. The 41-year-old’s recent follow of Shakira on Instagram had raised a few eyebrows, but Casillas has taken to the social media platform to rubbish the rumours that his now dating the Grammy Award winner. 

In a series of images across his Instagram stories, the former goalkeeper posted screen grabs of articles eluding to his new relationship and then finished off with an emoji indicating he doesn’t know where these stories came from. 

Casillas has recently finalised his divorce from Spanish sports journalist Sara Carbonero, but rumours had circulated that he was now seeing the Colombian pop star after her recent separation from Barcelona defender Pique. Adding the message ‘Tocate las narices’ which translates to ‘touch your nose’ and another emoji using the phrase ‘OMG’ in an angry reaction to the reports.  

Shakira and Barca star Pique separated in June after twelve years and two children together .There had been claims that 35-year-old Pique, who is ten years younger than the singer, had been unfaithful to Shakira towards the end of their relationship.

Shakira and Pique confirmed their separation in June, after 12 years together. They met in 2012 when the Spanish defender appeared in the video for Waka Waka and have two children together, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7. 

While other reports suggested their separation had been over financial issues. Neither of which has been confirmed by the couple. Since retiring in 2020, the 167-capped Spanish legend has worked as advisor to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and is deputy to the CEO of the Real Madrid Foundation. 

Casillas meanwhile, ended his marriage in 2021 after five years with journalist Sara Carbonero. He has since been linked with a number of famous names including, Rocío Osorno, Alejandra Onieva, María José Camacho and Melyssa Pinto. 

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