Shakira welcomes a baby boy

It's a boy for Shakira and Gerard Piqué! We are particularly fond of the name they chose.

Shakira pregnant instagram Photo: Shakira via Instagram

It's another boy for Shakira!

The Grammy award-winning "Hips Don't Lie" singer, 37, welcomed her second son with longtime boyfriend, soccer star Gerard Piqué, 27, on Thursday, January 29, at 9:54 p.m., in Barcelona.

And the baby's name is... Sasha Piqué Mebarak. (Since our Editor-in-Chief is Sasha Emmons, we quite love the name!)

Shakira shared the news and the origins of the baby's name on her website:

“The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means ‘defender of mankind’ and ‘warrior,'” the post reads. “The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health.”

How about that, Sasha! Look at you, all defender of humankind!


Baby Sasha joins big brother Milan, 2. What a cutie!

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 12.54.07 PM Photo: Shakira via Instagram

No Grammy nominations for Shakira this year—indeed, in response, Twitter exploded with #ShakiraDeservesGrammyNomination hashtag. She's set to welcome another album this spring.

Now that Shakira's had her baby, off to update Who’s Pregnant in Hollywood. See you there!

Congrats to the family!


xo Haley-O
Celebrity Candy: Follow along as Haley Overland delivers the latest scoop on celebrity families—plus sweet celeb interviews! You can’t have too much of this candy, so check back often.

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This article was originally published on Jan 30, 2015

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Haley Overland is a writer/editor at Today's Parent. Our resident celebrity queen, she dishes out all the sweetest scoop on celebrity families at our Celebrity Candy blog. She has interviewed celeb moms like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba and Jillian Michaels, and has shared her expertise on CTV’s ETalk. Haley also has an award-winning personal blog,, where she writes about everything from motherhood to yoga, her dog “Betty White” and what it's like to be Clive Owen's girlfriend. Haley has two kids, whom she fondly refers to online as “The Monkey” and “The Rascal.”