Shakira Confirms She’s Expecting Her First Child!


Singer Shakira is pregnant!

The “Hips don’t Lie” singer, 35, has confirmed she and her Spanish soccer star boyfriend, Gerard Pique, are expecting a child together.

The singer announced her pregnancy after explaining that she was having to cancel a performance.

Shakira wrote on her website, “As some of you may know, [boyfriend] Gerard [Piqué] and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days.

“This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival … I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding. Big kiss!”

The singer was scheduled to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino this weekend in Las Vegas, but had to cancel the appearance.

Shakira and Piqué, who is ten years her junior, confirmed they were dating in March 2011. This baby will be the first child for both the singer and the soccer star.

Shakira signed up recently for “The Voice” show to replace Christina Aguilera in season four next year.

Christina will be taking the entire season off to focus on her music career.

Cee Lo Green will also be taking off this next season and he will reportedly be replaced by R&B singer Usher. Green also will return for season five.

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