Gerard Pique and Shakira’s highly publicized breakup sent shockwaves through the entertainment world. Beyond the initial separation, it was the ensuing drama that kept the former couple in the news, and it’s already been about 20 months. Their 12-year relationship came to an end amidst reports of infidelity involving Clara Chia Marti, who is now Pique’s girlfriend. Reportedly, Gemma Iglesias, the girlfriend of Riqui Puig, had a role in this breakup. Let’s get to know more.

Who is Gemma Iglesias?

Gemma Iglesias was born in Spain on May 13, 1999. She has been residing with her family in Catalonia since childhood. Although information about their parents is kept confidential, Gemma has a sister named Elvira Vargas. Additionally, the 24-year-old’s professional experience and educational history are also not publicly available. However, it is thought that she acquired her early education in the city where she was raised. While the exact timeline is not available yet, she has been dating Riqui Puig for quite some time. 


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Earlier, the two kept their relationship quite private. However, they declared it public on Instagram, sharing a photo of themselves holding hands at a Formula 1 Grand Prix in Barcelona. Gemma’s ties with Puig got her 35.1k followers on the Meta-owned app. She often posts pictures with the LA Galaxy star and was often spotted supporting the La Masia midfielder at Camp Nou. Now, she often posts glimpses of watching Riqui Puig in the MLS. Gemma’s current occupation and net worth are unknown as well. 

Meanwhile, let’s talk about what role Gemma Iglesias played in Pique and Shakira’s split. 


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How was Riqui Puig’s girlfriend involved in Gerard Pique and Shakira’s breakup?

Reports from El Periodico and Marca suggest that Gemma Iglesias is a friend of Clara Chia Marti. In fact, it was Gemma who introduced Gerard Pique to the 23-year-old PR student. And then, Shakira reportedly discovered the soccer veteran’s infidelity after hiring a detective.

READ MORE: What Is Clara Chia Marti’s Net Worth? Here’s Gerard Pique’s GF’s Wealth Compared to Ex Shakira


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Further, reports indicated that as Riqui Puig developed a closer relationship with the legendary center-back, Pique then met with Clara Chia through Gemma was how the Kings League owner developed an interest in his current partner. However, as with these aforementioned rumors, no images or evidence emerged to substantiate this claim nor have the concerned individuals commented on the same.

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Abhishek Mishra


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Abhishek Mishra is a senior Soccer Writer at EssentiallySports. His early exposure to playing soccer earned him many accolades at college divisions, making him a sports enthusiast. While closely following daily updates for over a decade, Abhishek is well-versed in European soccer and now the MLS, as well.
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Daniel D'Cruz