Shakira Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

Shakira and her boyfriend Gerard Piqué welcomed a baby boy, Milan Piqué Mebarak, on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.


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The news of the birth of the couple’s son was announced on Shakira’s website Tuesday.

“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 website said.

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

Milan weighed 6 lbs., 6 oz. at birth and both baby and mom are said to be in good health.

Shakira announced she was pregnant at the iHeart Radio concert in Las Vegas in September.

Shakira, 35, and Piqué, 25, central defender for FC Barcelona, began officially dating in March 2011. This is their first child.

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