Shakira gives birth to baby boy Milan

By on Jan 23, 2013 in Entertainment, Europe, Lifestyle, Parenting Comments

Shakira gives birth on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 to a baby boy named Milan. Shakira, 35, who was born in Colombia and rose to fame in the early 90s and later won multiple music awards, including two Grammy Awards, announced last September that she is pregnant with his Spanish footballer boyfriend Gerard Pique.

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Shakira and Gerard Pique
Image Credit: Shakira.com

According to a post at Shakira.com this Tuesday, Shakira gave birth that day in Barcelona, Spain at 9:36 pm (local time) to a healthy baby boy named Milan Pique Mebarak, with Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn) means “dear, loving, and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.”

“The hospital confirmed that the couple’s first child weighed approximately 6lbs. 6 ounces, and that both mother and child are in excellent health.” A statement reads on the official website of Shakira, adding that “Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.”

“I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life. Shak” Shakira (@shakira) tweeted to her nearly 19.445,000 million followers, just hours before she gave birth. She later tweeted a link to her birth post at Shakira.com.

Shakira, who is now working on her eighth studio album which has no title yet, earlier announced a baby shower and invited her fans and the public to donate a gift to UNICEF via Shakira.Socialtoaster.com, which will help unfortunate infants around the world.

“Every couple that’s expecting a baby shares our same dreams and hopes for their children. However, many don’t have the same opportunities we do to give them a happy childhood free of preventable and easily cured illnesses. Together we can change that.” Shakira was quoted in a statement.



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