Gerard Pique Posts Instagram Story with Wife Shakira After Split Rumours

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistOctober 10, 2017

ALICANTE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 06:  Gerard Pique of Spain looks on prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Spain and Albania at Rico Perez Stadium on October 6, 2017 in Alicante, Spain.  (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has posted an Instagram story of him attending pop star wife Shakira's recent rehearsal for her European tour.

Pique was suspended for Monday's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying win over Israel and showed how he was spending his free time on the social media service, as reported by MailOnline's Ben Grounds.

The 30-year-old put his fingers in a shushing gesture while rehearsals were ongoing.

MailOnline passed on a report from Spanish website Cotilleo on Friday that Pique and Shakira are no longer living together and that it was the latter who pushed for the separation.

However, Pique posted an emoji-filled tweet expressing love for his wife on the same day the speculation arose: 

Grounds referred to reports in the Colombian press that have pushed rumours of a split in recent weeks, as well as noting Pique and Shakira's last public sighting together was all the way back in June at the wedding of his Barca team-mate Lionel Messi.

Pique has faced controversy for voicing his opinions regarding Catalonia's right to a referendum for independence. He even offered to stop playing for Spain's national team if his views were too divisive, via the Telegraph: