Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has revealed that he was bowled over by Shakira's knowledge of the weather when the famous couple had just met.
Pique has been together with the Colombian singer for six years, and the couple have two sons together.
But he recalled that when they first met, he used the most inane small talk to strike up conversation with the pop sensation - and was not prepared for the answer.
"I met Shakira in Madrid, when we were preparing for the 2010 World Cup, and after appearing in the Waka Waka video," he explained to TV3.
"It all started when we were together in South Africa and I wrote to her. She was already there because she sang in the opening ceremony and I asked her what the weather was like.
"It is the typical stupid question, and the normal answer is to tell me to bring a jacket."
Shakira, however, proved to have an eye for meteorological detail that Pique was not quite expecting.
"But she started telling me what the weather was like in every single moment and it got to the point where I told her we would have to get to the World Cup final to see her again - she was singing at the final," he added.
"Once we got to that stage, we might as well win it. We got there and we won."