Shakira is officially a mom! The Colombian singer gave birth to a healthy baby boy Tuesday night in Spain. Shakira and her boyfriend, FC Barcelona player Gerard Pique, named their son Milan Piqué Mebarak.
“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,” read a statement posted on Shakira’s official 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.”
Shakira asked fans for their prayers Tuesday night as she made her way to the hospital for delivery. “I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life,” she Tweeted.
The 35-year-old announced her pregnancy in September just days after being confirmed as a coach for season 4 of The Voice.