Shakira Ex Loses Court Battle For Account Access
For over one decade, Colombian pop star Shakira dated Antonio de la Rúa, the son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rúa. The couple split in early 2011, but Rúa claims the couple continued to work together on the singer’s career afterward. This week, a judge in Geneva has rejected Rúa’s lawsuit for access to one of Shakira’s bank accounts.
According to an Associated Press report, Rúa had claimed that he worked as a business adviser with Shakira and that he was involved in creating the singer’s “brand.” Rúa claims he and Shakira had an oral agreement over finances. The judge found that Shakira is the sole owner of the bank account Rúa was seeking access to, since no written agreement exists and there is not enough evidence to establish the claimed professional relationship.
Shakira is currently dating Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué, a stopper for FC Barcelona. Shakira recently gave birth to the couple’s first child, a boy named Milan Piqué Mebarak. The pop star tweeted a teasing picture of the child back in January.
(via Associated Press)