It's a boy for Shakira!

Shakira and her boyfriend, Gerard Piqué, have welcomed their first child. Check out the baby's beautiful name and why they chose it.

By Haley Overland
Photo: FameFlynet Photo: FameFlynet

Ooo, big baby news!

Grammy award-winning Latin singer-songwriter Shakira, 35, and her boyfriend, central defender for FC Barcelona, Gerard Piqué, have welcomed their first child — a boy!

The couple's reps announced the news on Shakira's official website, as follows:

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.


The statement concluded by giving baby Milan's birth weight — around six pounds, six ounces — and with the hospital's statement that mom and baby are both "in excellent health."


Congrats to the family!

Love! xo Haley-O

This article was originally published on Jan 22, 2013

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