Shakira has a baby boy

Colombian superstar Shakira, 35, and her footballer boyfriend Gerard Piqué, 25, have welcomed their first child into the world on the 22nd January 2013.

Shakira took to her Twitter account to announce the happy news of the birth of their son, named Milan Piqué Mabarak. She said, ‘We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain.

‘The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.

Just like his father, Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.’

Just last week the couple had appeared in a campaign for Unicef to support babies in poverty, in which the pair showed off Shakira’s huge bump (pictured below), and it looked like it wouldn’t be long until the baby arrived.


They also confirmed that both mum and baby were in ‘excellent health’ after the birth and that little Milan weighed in at a healthy 6lbs. 6 ounces.

Congratulations, let’s hope we get to see some pictures soon!

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