Shakira & Antonio on the front cover of Argentine Magazine Gente, July '08GENTE
took pictures of the couple in Miami
, hand in hand, about to take a plane to Spain
, as if nothing had happened.Photo 1
: Take her hand, Antonio
Sunday 29; close to five p.m.; at the Miami International Airport. Shakira and her boyfriend arrive, hand in hand and with a bright smile. Behind them, Fitzjoy Hellín, the tour manager of the Colombian. Photo 2
: Flying to Madrid
On the left, the cover of Jet-set, the Colombian magazine that shows the apparent infidelity by Antonio de la Rua. As saying "nothing has happened here," Shakira and her boyfriend, very lovey dovey, before heading to Spain. Shakira after the rumors, smiles... The bomb exploded in New York: Antonio de la Rua was surprised by a paparazzi with a brunette ... that was not his girlfriend, Shakira. After knowing of the news, GENTE took pictures of the couple in Miami who, hand in hand, took a plane to Spain.
As it had happened so many times, the news ran fast and unstoppable: Antonio de la Rua (35)
had been seen with a woman who was not his fiancée Shakira (31)
. But unlike past rumors, now this version was accompanied by pictures that speak for themselves…
Everything happened two weeks ago at a disco in New York that usually has a lot Latino audience. There, in the vip, at a birthday party, and among the guests was none other than Antonio, the son of former Argentine president and boyfriend of pop diva the most important of the decade, who was not in the Big Apple, but in her house in the Bahamas. Also at the same dance club, in the same private corner, was a young woman of about thirty years, brunette, with a blue dress and black shoes with heels. Between cheers and music, the girl in question approached Antonio, with whom he spoke for long minutes. Very close, but that's very normal to make themselves heard amid the deafening music of a disc. But Fernando de la Rúa and Melina-Betancourt didn't realise the presence of a paparazzi who took pictures and almost-rather-filmed the couple.
And, yes, a star who has sold over 50 million discs have been deceived by the boyfriend who's been with her for eight years is not so surprising… it's a fact, especially in Colombia, land of the singer! It will be the cover of the next edition of Jet-set, with the title "Antonio de la Rua, caught red-handed".
Of course, as usual, the photos-in which Antonio is embraced by the brunette wearing a dress-blue began to run on the Internet. And, of course, also came to Shakira's personal notebook. The girl from Barranquilla showed anger, but then smiled when she saw that it was a friend of a friend. And coupled with explanations of Antonio - "those pictures were taken at a farewell, the photographer did so intenting to sell a scandal, plus, there is no Melina Betancourt
" - Shakira and her boyfriend were arranged to spend a couple of days alone in Miami. But because her residence is in the middle phase of renovations, they chose a suite at the Mandarin Oriental, the exclusive hotel on the island of Brickell, minutes from downtown, where they were from Saturday 28 morning to the afternoon of Sunday, 29 . They had planned to eat at Novecento and shop by the Design District, but finally preferred the privacy of the hotel on the seafront.
On Sunday, as planned for several months, Shakira and Antonio flew to Madrid, where the diva will close one of the main days of Rock in Rio that takes place in the Spanish capital. Only GENTE witnessed the couple at the Miami International Airport. Hand in hand and smiling, took the check in. First, demonstrating that nothing in the rumours affect them. And travelling, happy, to attend a megafestival among The Police, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz and Jamiroquai, among other stars.
Without clouds on the horizon of their love. Without giving importance to the famous photos of Antonio in the New York disco.
By: Francisco Vicente
Pictures: Marlon Richardson