Shakira and Gerard Piqué reportedly in legal battle over $20m private jet
According to Prensa Libre, singer Shakira and soccer star Gerard Piqué are in a battle for ownership of the private plane they acquired for their family trips.
In June, after several months of speculation about the state of their 12-year relationship, singer Shakira and Barcelona soccer player Gerard Piqué announced that they were splitting up. The pair, who have two children together, confirmed their separation in a brief statement issued by the Colombian.
Private plane the latest bone of contention
Since then, Shakira and Piqué have been locked in a legal battle both for the custody of their sons - Milan, nine, and Sasha, seven - and for the range of assets they accumulated during their time together. The latest battle front? The private plane they bought a few years ago for their family trips. That’s according to Prensa Libre journalist Juan Carlos Ortega, who has revealed that the former couple are in a tug-of-war over the luxurious aircraft, which has an estimated value of $20m.
A luxury private jet
It is a medium-sized executive aircraft, specifically a ‘Learjet 60XR’, with the capacity to hold up to 10 passengers. Per Prensa Libre, the plane has been modified to meet the needs of Shakira and Piqué. Indeed, they reportedly sought to include a bedroom with two beds, a family dining room and a room with a plasma television as entertainment for their children during air travel.
Shakira and Piqué are both said to be unwilling to give up the jet, and are reported to have put their lawyers to work on the matter - an arduous task to go with the issue of agreeing the custody conditions of their sons. It should be remembered that among Shakira’s plans is to reside in Miami, while Piqué will remain in Barcelona.