Fans at a Shakira concert got an extra special treat when the singer invited her boyfriend on stage for an impromptu dance lesson.
The Columbian singer, 34, was performing a show in Gerard Pique’s native Barcelona when she stopped for a interlude featuring the defender and a group of his team mates.
And the routine ended with Gerard wrapping his arms around his girlfriend, ten years his senior, in front of her audience at the Lluis Campanys Olympic Stadium.
During the five-minute long break from the show, Shakira instructed the Barcelona players to imitate her seductive dance moves with varying success.
Her beau was first to get the call up, giving his girlfriend a kiss and a warm embrace as he stepped onto the stage. Then, to a rousing response from the crowd, Shakira then called up players including Xavi, Bojan Krkić and Sergio Busquets, and got them to line up on stage.
They would have been in jubilant mood having celebrated Saturday’s win over Manchester United by parading the Champions League cup through Barcelona earlier in the day.
The slightly awkward dance lesson then began with the pop star standing in front of the football stars and shaking her rear in signature Shakira style while the embarrassed looking players attempted to copy her.
‘Follow me, it’s very easy’, she told them, as she swung her hips from side to side wearing a gold mesh top, lycra leggings and a pair of knee-high boots.
Finally she asked the females in the audience ‘Do you ladies want more?’, to a fevered response.
So the players gave it one last try before calling it quits.
Pique then gave his girlfriend another big hug before exiting the stage, wrapping his arms around her from behind this time, and the footballers returned to their place in the front row. At which point Busquets fell down clutching his face.
Shakira and Pique, a former Manchester United player, met last year while shooting the video to her song Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) – the official track of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which was won by Spain.
In January Shakira announced the end of her 11-year relationship with Argentine lawyer Antonio de la Rua and it wasn’t long before gossip magazines became rife with speculation that she was dating Pique.
She confirmed her relationship with Pique in March when she posted a picture of the two of them on her Twitter account with the caption, ‘I present to you my sunshine’.
Since then, she has switched her football allegiances from Real Madrid to Barcelona, attending several games at the Nou Camp, and celebrating their victory over Manchester United at both of her concerts in the Spanish city this weekend.
Shakira, a four-time Grammy award winner, performed on Sunday as part of her Sale el sol (The Sun Is Coming Out) tour, which takes her to a string of Spanish venues including Madrid on June 3.
by Wallace McTavish