Singer Shakira Gives Birth to Baby Boy

The singer Shakira–who many fans will just be learning that she has a last name (Mebarak)–has given birth to a baby boy she and husband Gerard Pique have named Milan. More from

“We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born Jan. 22nd at 9:36 p.m. in Barcelona, Spain,” the couple announced on Shakira’s website.

“The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification. Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.”

Milan weighed  6 lbs., 6 oz., and the hospital says that both mother and child are in excellent health.

Image: Shakira, via Jaguar PS /

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