Shakira and her soccer star boyfriend, Gerard Pique, welcome a baby boy! So THAT’S out of the way before her coaching stint with The Voice, Season 4 begins! Ha, just kidding. Congrats to the new parents: Here’s the announcement from her official 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.
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.
The Voice audition episodes, which have already been filmed, premiere on NBC in March. Shakira and Usher will take the place of Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green who are taking a break in order to tend to their careers. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton remain on the panel.