Columbian sensation Shakira and her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Piqué have just welcomed a new baby boy into the world!
The multi-talented beauty announced the arrival of her first child via her website, writing:
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 couple, who have been together for 2 years, eagerly prepared for little Milan’s arrival – by donating gifts to less fortunate children throughout the world.
Last week Shakira hosted a her own UNICEF Virtual Baby Shower (she’s a UNICEF ambassador), where she encouraged her fans to “purchase of life-saving items” or donate money, which would be sent to children “in some of the poorest parts of the world.” The couple released a statement saying:
“To celebrate the arrival of our first child, we hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations.”
How lucky is Milan to have such cool parents?! Congratulations to Shakira and Gerard from HipHollywood!