Shakira and Gerard Pique Welcome Son


It's a boy!

Shakira and Gerard Piqué are now the proud parents of their very first child, a son named Milan Piqué Mebarak. A representative for the couple announced the news Tuesday to Shakira's website.

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Weighing in at approximately 6 lbs. 6 ounces, Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn) was born January 22nd at 9:36pm in Barcelona, Spain. Mother and child are said to be in "excellent health."

And if there was any question whether little Milan will root on his superstar soccer-playing dad through the years, the newborn became a member of FC Barcelona at birth. 

Earlier today Shakira tweeted about the impending birth, asking fans "to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life."

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The happy news comes nearly one month after Piqué pranked his unsuspecting Twitter followers, announcing the birth of his on Spain's Day of the Holy Innocents, similar to April Fool's Day.

Shakira announced her pregnancy last September after months of speculation.