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Singer Shakira Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

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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Singer Shakira Announces Pregnancy

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Shakira, the singer known for her sultry belly dancing moves, has announced that she is expecting her first child, is reporting:

The singer, 35, confirmed the news in a post on her website Wednesday, explaining that she needs to cancel a work commitment as a result.

“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,” she writes.

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