Shakira has given birth to a baby boy, it has been confirmed. Milan Piqué Mebarak is the first child of Shakira and her Spanish footballer partner Gerard Piqué.
A spokesman for the couple said last night: “We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born 22 Jan 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”.
The official statement added: “The hospital confirmed that the couple’s first child weighed approximately six pounds six ounces, and that both mother and child are in excellent health”.