Shakira Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Created: 2013-01-23 19:58 EST

Category: Entertainment

Pop-star Shakira gave birth to her first child, a baby boy in Barcelona on Tuesday (January 22).
The birth was announced on the Colombian singer's  website. Shakira and her boyfriend, Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique named the baby boy Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn).

"Milan  means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious, and in Sanskrit, unification," the star said on her website.

The couple joked in a statement that, "Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of Football Club Barcelona at birth."

Pique is a defender for Spanish La Liga runner-up Football Club Barcelona.

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

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


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