Shakira Stays in Spain...but Not For Gerard Pique

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Shakira is extending her lease on her Barcelona pad for a little while longer, but no one can guess how long she'll stay put because she is, after all, a gitana

The colombiana rented the former home of world class swimmer David Meca for an "indefinite period." The beautiful mansion, in the Bellaterra neighborhood of the coastal Spanish city, boasts a full gym, a lap pool and most importantly, complete peace and quiet—the home was a convent before it was converted for residential use. Whatever is drawing shakira to Barcelona, we're sure it has absolutely nothing to do with rumored love interest Gerard Pique, since both parties have vehemently insisted that they are "just friends".

Actually, we're not so sure, because the two were recently spotted out and about celebrating their birthdays together. Yup, both the pop star and the FC Barcelona defender turned a year older on February 2nd. Though the age difference is hard to spot, Shaki has ten years on the soccer star, who celebrated his 24th birthday. We'll let you do the math to figure out how old Shakira is.

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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