Shakira is a mommy!
The singer and her boyfriend Gerard Piqué welcomed baby boy, Milan Piqué Mebarak on Tuesday (Jan. 22).
“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 announce 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.”
The newborn weighed approximately 6lbs. 6 ounces, and that both mother and child are in excellent health, the hospital says in a statement.
Earlier in the day, Shakira had requested good thoughts from fans as she went into labor.
“I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life,” Shakira, 35, Tweeted.
Th new parents announced they were expecting in September.