Spanish singer and actress Malena Gracia has shed some light on Barcelona star Gerard Pique's personality amid his ongoing separation saga with former pop star partner Shakira. She has described him as friendly, flirtatious and to be a very good dancer.
Ever since his well-publicized split with Shakira, Pique's personal life has been under the microscope. Multiple reports have emerged that the Spanish star likes to party at clubs and have a good time.
Now, Gracia has given her two cents stating that the defender was courteous and gentlemanly when he ran into her. According to Spanish news website La Nueve Espana (via Marca), the Spanish actress said:
"With me, of course, nothing happened, although he was very nice and quite gentlemanly.
"He really likes parties. He is close, friendly, a dancer and a flirt."
Gracia also added that Pique is quite the party animal, calling him a 'great protagonist at parties.'
Earlier in June, Shakira and Pique released a joint statement confirming their separation:
"We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our top priority, we ask for respect for privacy. Thank you for your understanding."
Pique and Shakira have two children together, Sasha and Milan. The Barcelona defender and the Colombian pop star are reportedly having some disagreements over custody of their children and could go to court to settle the issue.
Gerard Pique will be hoping to put his personal problems behind him and have a good season at Barcelona
Pique was spotted back in pre-season training and will be hoping to have a good campaign for Barcelona in the 2022-23 season.
The 35-year-old star is undoubtedly one of the club's greatest centre-backs of all time. Club president Joan Laporta has urged the club's fans to support Pique amidst his personal dilemma.
Speaking to Sport, Laporta said:
“Pique is suffering. For all the money and fame you can have, they [footballers] are people. He is a captain and he still has much to give. Gerard is committed.
“He deserves the love of the cules. Don’t pay attention to the news that’s coming out, he is a good person.”
One of the seniormost members of Xavi's side, Pique's time with the Catalan giants as a player might be coming to an end soon.
With football action resuming once again, the 35-year-old superstar will be hoping that attention will shift once again to his on-field displays instead of his off-the-field antics and partying.
Paul Merson predicts Man City vs Man Utd, Arsenal vs Tottenham and other GW 9 matches! Click here