Shakira & Gerard Pique Caught Kissing

Ladies and gentlemen, we present you with the first public image of Shakira and Gerard Piqué locking lips.

The winner of the coveted shot? Caras Colombia magazine. And the magazine devotes pages and pages to the romance that shocked the world. Caras picked up this major exclusive with the image as Shakira marks her return home after an absence of three years from the stage in Bogota.

Although the pop star and the FC Barcelona defender seem to be opening up about their relationship in public, both have been relatively mum on the new romance. Shakira first announced her breakup with Antonio De La Rúa in early January, Pique followed suite with his girlfriend just one week later and then posted photos of he and Shaki celebrating their shared birthday together.

A few weeks ago when Argentine magazine Luz asked Shakira directly about her relationship with the soccer star, she didn't deny the relationship, but asked for privacy. 

"I've decided not to talk about my private life," she demurred, " I hope that the press understands and puts themselves in my shoes."

She did throw us this morsel about how she feels right now in her life, "I feel like right now I'm experiencing a vibrant and luminous moment, I'm living through a great emotional renewal," dished the Colombiana. "I'm finally balanced, I want to have fun, laugh and love more every day."