Shakira and Gerard Piqué Welcome a Baby Boy

Photo: Facebook / The Bump
Photo: Facebook / The Bump

Shakira is a brand-new mom!

The Colombian-born singer and her Spanish soccer star partner Gerard Piqué announced on her website today, “We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36 pm, in Barcelona, Spain.”

They went on to explain their baby’s name (and his soccer allegiance!): “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, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.”

Milan weighed in at 6 pounds 6 ounces, and both he and Shakira are reported to be in excellent health.

Earlier in the day, Shakira tweeted, “I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life.” And important it was!

Congratulations to the (completely gorgeous) new family!

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