Shakira appeared carefree and relaxed as she landed in Miami this week, even as she faced serious legal issues related to her taxes.
The Hips Don’t Lie singer was spotted arriving at the Miami airport with her two sons Milan (9) and Sasha (7), whom she shared with former partner Gerard Pique.
Shakira, 45, looked summer in a peach sundress, holding the hands of the two boys as they walked either side of the music superstar. Surrounded by burly security guards, Shakira appeared to be in high spirits, smiling at the camera. At one point, Sasha seemed to give his mom a sweet kiss and then grabbed her arm tightly.
Shakira is believed to want to move from Spain to Florida to be her new base.
The Grammy-winning singer has faced difficult times recently, with Spanish prosecutors asking her to serve eight years in prison and a €23m (£19.3m) fine after her alleged involvement in €14.5m (£12.1m). ) tax fraud case.
Shakira is accused of failing to pay taxes in Spain between 2012 and 2014, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported. However, Shakira reportedly claimed that she did not live in the country during this period. The prosecutor’s office is said to have requested eight years and two months in prison for six alleged crimes against public finances.
Colombian star Shakira, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, argues that she has legal residency in the Bahamas during this period and has been in Spain for the duration of her yearly stay No more than 183 days, which is the threshold for being considered a tax resident.
She is accused of using tax havens to “hide” her income, which Shakira vehemently denies. She is seeking full acquittal.
A representative for She Wolf told Metro.co.uk: “Shakira has been cooperating and abiding by the law, exhibiting impeccable conduct as an individual and taxpayer, and faithfully following the advice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, PricewaterhouseCoopers is a prestigious, globally recognized tax agency.
“Unfortunately, the Spanish Tax Agency has lost one in every two lawsuits with the taxpayer, continuing to violate her rights and pursue another baseless case.
“Shakira believes her innocence will be proven at the conclusion of the judicial process.”
Earlier this year, Shakira split from Barcelona legend Pique for more than a decade.
The former couple confirmed the end of their relationship in a joint statement, saying: “We regret to confirm that we are going our separate ways.
“The well-being of our children is our top priority and we ask that you respect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.
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