Everyone was taken aback by Shakira and Gerard Pique's split.

The former couple split up after being together for 12 years and have two sons, Milan and Sasha. 

According to reports, Pique has moved on amid the couple's messy custody battle. 

After PDA-filled photos of him and Clara Chia went viral, rumours of their romance began.

Gerard was apparently spotted loading on PDA with the 23-year-old model Clara Chia in photographs that were gotten by Spanish TV network Telecinco. 

According to US Weekly, Shakira has been going through a difficult stretch in the midst of the equivalent. 

A source informed the entrance that the vocalist has been "shattered" over the photographs of her ex's new sentiment. 

The source said, "She is glad to have her children to rest on as the current situation is extreme for her."

Shakira apparently wants to safeguard her children during the continuing custody fight and now Pique's relationship rumours,

and "wants what's best for the kids and is trying to keep them away from hearing and seeing all the horrible things in the news about her," according to the source.