Shakira finally gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, named Milan Pique Mebarak with father Gerard Pique yesterday. Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard this announcement since Pique tweeted a fake birth announcement as a joke about a month ago — a move that seemed like bad juju at best. Luckily, everything turned out for the best though since the real deal happened yesterday. Shakira alluded to the happy news on Twitter before reportedly having an induced delivery. It really felt like she was pregnant forever, right?
Shakira is a new mom!
The singer and her man, footballer Gerard Pique, welcomed their first child, a son, today, according to People en Español. The wee lad’s name? Milan!
“I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life. Shak,” she tweeted this morning, in both English and Spanish, about the impending birth.
More news as we get it, but we’re wishing the best to the happy family!
[From E! Online]
Milan is a pretty cute name. I’m not entirely familiar with Spanish culture, but they may have named the baby after the Duchy of Milan, which was once under Spanish rule centuries ago. Oh wait — I just checked Shakira’s website, which states that Milan “means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.” Whatever the reason for the name, congrats to Shakira and Gerard!
Here are some photos of Shakira en route to the hospital yesterday in Barcelona. She looked relaxed and ready to be done with this pregnancy.
Photos courtesy of Twitter and WENN