Shakira is a mom! Congratulations are in order for the singer and newest coach on season 4 of The Voice who welcomed a bouncing baby boy with Spanish footballer Gerard Pique today (January 22) in Barcelona, Spain.
“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 proud parents announced on Shakira’s official website.
Along with the birth announcement, the beaming new parents broke down the meaning of their new baby boy’s name. “The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.”
New baby Milan is said to have weighed approximately 6lbs. 6 ounces. Hospital officials added that both mommy and baby “are in excellent health.”
Baby watch was kicked into high gear earlier today when Shakira sent out a tweet on her official Twitter account asking for prayers. “I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life,” she wrote.
Milan is the couple’s first child.