Latin singer Shakira has finally given birth to a baby boy.
Although reports surfaced she had given birth in late December the birth was later reported as false. Now, it has officially been confirmed that not only did the singer give birth, she and boyfriend Gerard Piqué have decided to name their little bundle of joy Milan. Going against tradition, the parents chose to make his father’s last name the baby boy’s middle name instead and gave him his mother’s last name.
On the singer’s official website, the new parents shared their excitement with this official statement…
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 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.
The hospital confirmed that the couple’s first child weighed approximately 6lbs. 6 ounces, and that both mother and child are in excellent health.
This is the first child for both the singer and soccer champion. They’ve dated for nearly two years.
Congratulations Shakira and Gerard.