The 35-year-old Colombian singer and her 25-year-old soccer star beau Gerard Pique welcomed their son Milan Pique Mebarak into the world in Barcelona, Spain today.
Shakira asked fans to please pray for her this morning before being admitted to the Teknon clinic to be induced.
The singer, whose real name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, tweeted, “I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life. Shak”
Insiders reveal that the singer scheduled the birth so that Gerard could be present for their first child’s arrival.
The source also revealed that Shakira asked for an all-female medical team to be present during the birth, all were required to sign confidentiality agreements.
Baby Milan has a head of dark hair and reportedly weighed 6 pounds.
The singer and dancer had been experiencing “increasing discomfort, and complained of “abdominal pressure”.
Shakira has been dating soccer player Gerard for almost two years, claiming, “This man is the best thing that could have happened in my life. And now the baby!”
The expecting couple invited fans to join them during a virtual baby shower, where they could buy baby gifts that go to support UNICEF and benefit needy babies all over the world.
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