Shakira’s ex-boyfriend, Antonio De La Rua, claims that the famous singer owes him a cool $250 million from their business dealing over a 10-year period. Shakira on Tuesday revealed that she has proof that De La Rua’s claim is total B.S.
Shakira claims to have an email from her ex-boyfriend in which he fully and unequivocally admits that he has no business interests in her life.
Shakira and Antonio De La Rua dated from 2000 to 2010, and a lawsuit filed by De La Rua claims that he also served as Shakira’s business manager for much of that time.
Antonio De La Rua claims that Shakira agreed to an oral contract in 2004, which guaranteed him a portion of all her earnings. De La Rua claims that agreed upon portion is now worth $250 million.
In an email from 2011, Shakira says her ex-boyfriend clearly states:
“I am not a partner in any of your companies. You are the sole owner of all of them.”
Shakira also claims to have a similar email that was sent to her mother by Antonio De La Rua.
Shakira has filed the emails as official evidentiary documents in L.A. County Superior Court.
The Voice judge also says she has produced a 2005 prenup that the couple hammered out together. In that prenup, the couple spelled out exactly what they would each receive in the event of a breakup. Here’s a hint: The document didn’t say anything about a $250 million payment.
The only financial account shared by the former couple was a joint bank account that contained $10,000 cash. The couple were going to put money into that joint account during the course of their relationship and then split it down the middle if they ever broke up.
The former couple will appear back in court later this month at which time Antonio De La Ruca will have a chance to explain why he thinks Shakira owes him $250 million.