January 23, 2013 06:14 AM by Donna W. Martin
It’s a boy! The Voice judge, Shakira happily announced the birth of her first child, a son, Milan, with boyfriend Gerard Pique on her website Tuesday. And this time, it’s not a false alarm! Keep reading for more details.
Pique sounded a false alarm on Dec. 27 when he announced, “Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thanks to all for your messages.” Pique added, “It has a name! His name is Innocent!”
As it turned out, Shakira had not given birth at that time. Instead, Pique was playing a joke in celebration of Dia de los Inocentes, a holiday celebrated in Spain and Mexico that has a meaning similar to April Fool’s Day in America.
But this time it’s not a joke, Shakira has given birth to a bouncing baby boy. Early in the afternoon on Tuesday, Shakira tweeted in both English and Spanish, “I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day in my life. Shak.”
Pique also shared the news with his followers. “This Tuesday (22 of January) our first son will be born.”
Then later in the day, according to US Weekly, Shakira wrote on her website, “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.” She added, “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 the FC Barcelona at birth.”
Milan weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. according to In Touch, and both mother and baby are in “excellent health.”
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