GERARD Pique was pictured looking glum at an NBA game in Paris as he wallows in the bitterness of his split from Shakira.
The sportsman sported a sullen pout as he pondered while watching the action-packed game on Thursday.
ReutersThe footie ace looked miserable and distracted from the NBA game on Thursday[/caption]
GettyPique appeared tense as he chatted with a pal at the star-studded game[/caption]
AFPHis pop star ex reportedly rumbled his affair thanks to a jar of strawberry jam[/caption]
Pique appeared to be preoccupied with his thoughts as he joined a string of celebs to see the Detroit Pistons take on the Chicago Bulls.
The former Barcelona defender tried to blend in with the star-studded crowd by donning a beige Nike hoodie.
Pique appeared to frown while chatting to a male pal in the stands.
The 35-year-old gazed into the distance instead of being engrossed by the drama on the court.
But the famous faces didn’t distract Pique from his vitriolic breakup with Colombian pop star Shakira.
The pair would regularly take their two sons, Milan, 9, and Sasha, 7, to basketball games before their dramatic split.
Pique had also been spotted looking miserable as he lit up a cigar to puff his cares away in a Paris cafe on Tuesday.
The footie star has come under fire after it was reported she rumbled his alleged affair thanks to a jar of strawberry jam.
Rumours have swirled that Shakira first smelt a rat after taking a look in her fridge at their five-storey mansion.
The songstress is said to have returned home from a period of travelling to find a jar of her strawberry jam had been eaten.
It’s been claimed that Pique follows a strict diet and would not have tucked into the jam – and neither would her children.
The She Wolf singer is then said to have come to the conclusion that someone else – more specifically another woman – had been in her home, and her fridge.
She reportedly recruited a private investigator to snoop on Pique in a bid to confirm her suspicions.
The detective is said to have spotted the Spaniard frequenting the nightclub where his now girlfriend Clara worked.
According to Spanish TV show El Gordo y la Flaca, the detectives even obtained photos of the pair getting cosy.
But Shakira was forced to pay an agency to keep the damning photos private after the PI firm flogged them to paparazzi.
OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE
It was ten months before the pair announced their separation after their 12-year romance.
She channeled her emotions into her music and released a new song titled Out of Your League, brimming with thinly veiled references to her ex.
It was even claimed that he was taunting the mother of his two children with the reg plate – 2511 MDJ.
Reports suggest the numbers are in fact the specific date, November 25, that he left the family home in Barcelona.
In another twist Shakira put a terrifying life-size witch doll on her balcony, facing her mother-in-law’s house in the same street.
The singer is now reportedly building a wall between the two properties to try and distance herself from her in-laws.
She is said to have been furious to discover Pique’s parents actively supported his new romance with Clara.
The explosive split comes over a decade after they met on the set of the video for Shakira’s 2010 World Cup anthem, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).
AFPShakira and Gerard Pique have been engaged in a bitter spat since their split[/caption]
Getty Images – GettyPique looked unimpressed despite being surrounded by stars at the event[/caption]
GettyThe former Barcelona defender donned a beige hoodie to blend in with the crowd[/caption]