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Shakira plans to leave Spain, relocate to Miami for ‘Refuge’

Update : 16 Aug 2022, 10:14

Columbian singer Shakira is reportedly planning to leave Spain amid alleged tax fraud and a recent split from her long time partner Gerard Pique.

Sources told Page Six that 45 years singer wants to hightail it out of Barcelona and live her life in Miami.

Not only is she in the midst of a contentious breakup and custody battle with the father of her children, Barcelona FC soccer player Gerard Piqué, 35, but Shakira is also facing up to eight years in jail after Spanish authorities accused her of tax fraud.

The singer, who has sold more than 80 million records worldwide with hits such as "Hips Don't Lie", is accused of failing to pay up NZ$22.6 million in tax income between 2012 and 2014, a period in which Shakira's representatives say she did not live in Spain.

In Miami Beach, she has close family and friends to rally around her and provide much needed support. Plus, a very private and palatial, waterfront mansion. Family friend and Douglas Elliman realtor Ana Lourdes Martinez calls the town Shakira’s “refuge.”

“Miami is her home,” Martinez, who works with Shakira’s brother Antonio on the singer’s local real estate holdings, told The Post. “Her parents live here, her brother lives here, her niece and nephew, too. She doesn’t have any family in Spain. It’s a different environment from Barcelona.”



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