Colombian singer, Shakira and FC Barcelona footballer boyfriend, Gerard Pique welcomed a baby boy, Milan yesterday at Barcelona Spain. The excited first-time mother had announced this on her official website, stating her expectations and hopes for the baby. “Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth”, she had put up, and then added; “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 child weighed approximately 6lbs. 6 ounces at birth.
Hours before the delivery, the 35 year old singer had taken to Twitter to ask her fans to pray for her as she was about to go into labour.
Sources claim that the couple had scheduled the birth of their baby so Gerard would be present during the baby’s arrival and that Shakira had employed a female only medical team who all signed confidentiality agreements to assist her during the child birth.
“Milan” means loving gracious and dear in Slavic and in ancient Roman, eager and laborious; while in Sanskrit, it means unification.
Of course, “loving” seeing the baby is born into love in itself. Shakira had said previously that 25-year-old Gerard was the “best thing” that happened to her until she got pregnant.
We wish the couple all the best on this new path.