January 13th, 2011
Barca ‘Ballers’ Love Files: Gerard Pique & Leo Messi – UPDATED
On Wednesday, Pique only had eyes for NFL star Chad Ochocinco. Who knows were his baby blues will wander off to next? Image: Twitpic.
Trying to act oblivious to the consistently erratic reports concerning his love life, Gerard Pique spent the earlier part of his week hanging with everyone’s newest footy BFF, Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson.
Similarly, we’ve been coping with the influx of partially hysterical e-mails questioning his dating status by hanging out with our newest BFF, Peppermint Schnapps.
But we both know better, and our responses were inevitable.
‘Tis true that since Shakira, 33, announced her breakup with Antonio de la Rua under suspect pretenses, no social network was safe from going on the fritz. GP fangirls were deffo out in full force.
But upon touching down in Zurich to attend the Balon D’or ceremony, Pique insisted there was much ado about nada:
‘We’re just friends. There’s nothing more to it. I don’t know anything about the break-up – just what you have said. We’re just friends and that’s that.’
And don’t forget, when the initial Pique/Shakira gossip started spreading, he was still dating (and kissing) his girlfriend, Nuria Thomas.
So for now, we’re telling the rumours to get to steppin’ as we move on to safeguarding our server from future attacks.
Leo Messi & Antonella Roccuzzo
UPDATE: Messi has semi-refuted his Grandfather’s comments from earlier this week, by saying at a presser today: “Is it true I broke up with my girlfriend? No, that’s a lie. But for the rest, I don’t talk about my private life”.
So is he saying they’re still together or that HE didn’t break up with HER? Hmm…
Despite the fact that the couple was going strong for two years, and the fact that she willingly endured the awkwardness of having Messi’s mother stare back at her each time she lovingly embraced her man, media speculation says the distance between the two youngings proved to be too much (Antonella still lives in Argentina). According to Don “Toño” Cuchitini, though – whose name rocks our socks, btw – his grandson should be out having ‘healthy fun’ and not (supposedly) fighting with a girlfriend.