Shakira welcomes baby

Last updated 14:02 23/01/2013
Fairfax Australia

Paparazzi chase singer Shakira's car as she arrives at hospital in Barcelona, Spain to give birth to her baby boy

Shakira
Getty Images
NEW PARENTS: Colombian singer Shakira and her beau professional soccer player for FC Barcelona Gerard Pique.

Relevant offers

Entertainment

Lorde's Glastonbury debut a hit with crowd, critics Tom Cruise keeping toasty in chilly Queenstown Johnny Depp apologises for joking about assassinating Donald Trump 50 Cent: 'I'm in love with Helen Mirren' The Mission Impossible effect: What does celebrity love do for New Zealand tourism? Slip of the tongue may have revealed Banksy's identity Hairy Maclary author's publishers get charity artwork pulled over perceived copyright infringement Bill Cosby stripped of honorary degree Wizard Of Lies' Robert De Niro still struggles to understand actions of fraudster Conviction's Hayley Atwell on her upbringing and learning she is 'bossy'

Singer Shakira gave birth to her first child, a boy, on Tuesday (local time) in Barcelona, the Colombian pop star said on her website.

The Hips Don't Lie singer and her boyfriend, the Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique, named the six-pound, six-ounce (three kilograms) boy Milan.

"Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn) means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious, and in Sanskrit, unification," the star said in a statement posted on her website.

"Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth," the couple joked in a statement. Pique is a defender for Spanish La Liga runner-up FC Barcelona.

Shakira, 35, announced her pregnancy in September after bowing out of a performance in Las Vegas.

The couple last week asked fans to donate gifts such as mosquito nets and vaccines to help needy children in an online baby shower. Shakira is a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.

Shakira has signed on to be a judge on the upcoming season of the hit singing contest The Voice, which is broadcast by US network NBC. She and R&B singer Usher will replace judges Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.

The singer fist met Pique, 25, in 2010, but only confirmed that they had been in a relationship in March 2011.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content