Gerard Pique is ‘suffering’ amid split from Shakira!

After 11 years together, Shakira and her longtime partner Gerard Pique announced their split earlier this month.

When the split was announced, rumors circulated that Gerard had cheated on Shakira.

Now, Gerard’s soccer team’s president, Joan Laporta, is speaking out about how he is “suffering” right now.

The remarks about Gerard’s health come amid a scandal sparked by a leaked audio conversation he had with Royal Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales. During the conversation, the athlete reportedly requested to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games despite having retired from international football.

Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona, spoke out about Gerard’s well-being; in the aftermath of his breakup and the audio scandal.

“Pique is in pain. We have imagined players with fame, money, and everything we want; but they are people, and Pique is a wonderful person. He’s one of the captains, he’s lucky, he’s given a lot; and he has a lot to give us,” Laporta said.

“And he has gone through a circumstance that is not at all pleasant, with children at a very young age, and Pique deserves the esteem and affection of the fans,” he added. Pay no attention to the news that tries to portray him as a frivolous, emotionless man who has let everything slip away from him. I consider myself fortunate to have known him and to have treated him as a person. It is an extraordinary individual who is in pain. And we must assist him. I’ll be the first to shower him with affection.”