Barcelona center-back Gerard Pique and his long-term partner Shakira have been living apart for a few weeks, according to Emilio Pérez de Rozas of El Periodico.

According to De Rozas, who participated in a live video feed of the podcast Mamarazzis,

Shakira spotted Pique cheating with another lady a few weeks ago.

Pique is alleged to have left the house he shares with Shakira.

The former Manchester United star has been living in his bachelor pad for several weeks.

According to the insider, Pique has a "party lifestyle" and frequents Barcelona nightclubs like the Patron and Bling Bling, and the couple may soon'separate.'

While the claims' veracity cannot be proved, De Rozas stated, "That is why she (Shakira) would've wanted to separate."

"That is correct. It has happened. That is why there is a gap. Perhaps nothing remains, but [infidelity] is no longer an issue."