Shakira gives birth to a baby boy
Colombian singer Shakira gave birth to a baby boy at 9.36 p.m in a Barcelona hospital Tuesday was confirmed by her family members. Both the mother and the baby is said to be doing fine. The boy weight 3 kg. At 6:30 pm in the evening, Shakira was admitted to the private Teknon clinic, she was accompanied by her boyfriend, F.C. Barcelona soccer star Gerard Pique.
The couple and the family made a statement after the baby birth, "We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Pique Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Pique ... The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification".
Reporters and photographers stand outside the hospital when the rumor sparked that this would be the day when the baby will born.
The baby was delivered through Caesarean by a medical team headed by Dr. Carlota Garcia-Valdecasa.
On Tuesday morning, before the birth, Shakira had tweeted, "I'd like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life."
Shakira, 35, was last appeared in public on Jan 14 at the Casa del Libro in Barcelona, during the presentation of a book written by her father, William Mebarak.
When the singer was pregnant, she in many photos flaunted
her baby bump in single as well as with her boyfriend.