Shakira is said to have left Barcelona for good after reportedly being served with an ‘eviction notice’ by her ex Gerard Pique’s dad.
So is the pettiest split in showbiz finally over?
Spanish media say the singer, 46, received a letter telling her and her parents to abandon the ex-couple’s former family home after she performed her diss song targeting Pique and his new girlfriend on the Jimmy Fallon late-night show last month.
It’s the flat where Shakira famously set up a witch on her balcony to face her mother-in-law’s home, who lives next-door.
Speculation was mounting on Monday in Spain that the letter was the cause of the tears she was seen shedding in a New York store ahead of her return to Barcelona.
Shakira made no mention of the eviction order in the farewell message she posted on Instagram after being pictured leaving the Catalan capital with her two children to start a new life in Florida.
She is expected to enjoy a few days’ holiday in an undisclosed location with sons Milan, ten, and Sasha, eight, before they start at a private school just north of Miami on April 11.
The timing of Shakira’s move took most people by surprise, with April 1 having been signalled as one of the dates she was looking at.
But there was uncertainty surrounding the exact day she would leave Barcelona up until hours before her departure because of continuing questions about the health of her parents.
El Periodico and La Vanguardia both reported that on March 13 Shakira was told she had to leave the mansion in Esplugues de Llobregat where she has continued to live following her split last year from Pique by April 30 – or pay compensation.
It was reported that Shakira said she had received an email signed by her former partner’s father Joan Pique and La Vanguardia described it as a letter from the former footballer’s dad.
The house is where Shakira famously installed a witch on the balcony in an apparent jibe at Pique’s mum who lives next-door.