Colombian celebrity Shakira and her Gerard Piqué, are separating after more than eleven years of marriage.

The couple announced the seperation in a joint statement on Saturday.

“We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our highest priority, we request respect for (our) privacy. Thank you for your understanding,” reads the statement.

Shakira,45, and 35-year-old FC Barcelona defender have two sons together: Milan, born in 2013, and Sasha, born in 2015.

The couple maintained a residence in Spain.