Pique, Shakira buys dream Barcelona home for a song
Los Angeles: Pop superstar Shakira has finally landed her dream home in Barcelona, Spain for less than half the original asking price.
Shakira performs at the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup final between Germany and Argentina on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. Pic/Getty Images
The 'Waka Waka' hit-maker and her football star partner, Gerard Pique, first expressed an interest in purchasing the property on Avenida de Pearson in 2014, but they were not happy with the USD 11.9 million price tag and passed on the pad, reported Fox News.
However, the house reportedly failed to sell and in May, Shakira and Pique made another attempt to buy the mansion for around USD 5.4 million and that offer was accepted.
The couple has been working on renovations on the property ever since. Pique won't be the only Barcelona FC star in the neighbourhood when he and his family eventually move in - his Brazilian teammate, Neymar, also lives in the area.
The cost of the house in 2014
The price Shakira and Pique ultimately paid