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Colombian pop star Shakira has been summoned to appear in a Barcelona court following allegations that she illegally avoided €14.5 million in taxes.

Spanish media reports claim the singer and philanthropist has been accused of tax evasion since December of last year.

Prosecutors argue that she falsely claimed to live in the Bahamas when she lived in Catalonia, and is due in court on June 12 over the claims.


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In Spain, only trials are public, therefore her hearing will take place privately behind closed doors.

Spanish state prosecutors accused the mother-of-two of fraud last year, claiming she had pretended to live abroad and use an existing complex offshore corporate structure to prevent herself meeting tax obligations between 2012 and 2014.

She began dating former Manchester United defender Pique in 2011 and moved back to Barcelona, so should supposedly have paid taxes on her worldwide earnings to Spanish tax services.


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Shakira was previously a tax resident in the Bahamas but only registered in 2015 as a full tax resident. Those who spend over 183 days in a given calendar year in the country are obliged to pay tax as Spanish residents.

Tax inspectors have been following Shakira's finances for years, and she appeared in an investigation carried out by the Guardian in 2017 on offshore corporate finance. The Paradise Papers was carried out by other news organisations alongside the Guardian.

Despite paying the €14.5 million debt settlement, she hasn't been able to stop the case from going to court. Her lawyer insisted she had always fulfilled her tax obligations in accordance with the advice of her financial advisors in every country.

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What a dote!

Singer Shakira gave birth her second child over the weekend, and today she revealed that he is just as handsome as his footballer daddy, Gerard Piqué!

The couple welcomed little Sasha late on Sunday night, the newest addition to their growing family which also includes their one-year-old son Milán.

Yesterday Shakira teased us by posting a sweet picture of Sasha's teeny tiny foot, with the caption, "I have Daddy's feet, it looks like I've been playing football my whole life":

And today the Hips Don't Lie singer finally shared a proper snap of the gorgeous little man, posting to Twitter with the message, "We'd like to introduce you to Sasha Piqué Mebarak."

Ah, so cute!

Shakira showed off the image of Sasha to promote her work with UNICEF World Baby Shower, a global initiative to help children in impoverished areas.

It's been a big week for Shakira and Gerard, who celebrated their joint birthday on Monday – we can't think of a better birthday present than a happy and healthy newborn son!



Singer Shakira has remained silent on social media since giving birth to her second child over the weekend, but the star finally took to Instagram this evening to share a sweet first picture of the little one with her followers.

Shakira and her footballer husband Gerard Piqué already have one child together, one-year old Milán.

The couple welcomed their second son Sasha late on Sunday evening, and the Hips Don't Lie singer revealed he's already taking after his Daddy!

She shared a photo of Sasha's teeny foot to Twitter and Instagram with the caption, "I have Daddy's feet, it looks like I've been playing football my whole life," posting the same caption in Spanish too, for her legions of South American fans.

It's been a big week for Shakira and Gerard, who celebrated their joint birthday on Monday – we can't think of a better birthday present than a happy and healthy newborn son!

The couple were pictured leaving hospital in Barcelona on Monday afternoon, though they kept little Sasha safely hidden in the back of the car.

Shakira gave birth to Milán in the same Barcelona hospital last year. Just a few more sons and they'll practically have a family football team!



It looks like baby number two could be on the way for Shakira. Columbian media outlets have been reporting that the singer and her boyfriend Gerard Piqué are expecting.

Rumours first began to circulate when Shakira showed off less skin than usual when she performed at the World Cup, hinting that she might be hiding something.

Apparently she is three months along and is taking a lot of precautions with her health and nutrition.

The couple, who already have a one-year-old son Milan, have yet to confirm the news, so we’ll just have to wait and see!

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