'We are very happy!' Shakira's Footballer Boyfriend Gerard Pique Takes To Twitter To Announce The Birth Of A Baby Boy
The singer's delighted boyfriend, Gerard Pique took to Twitter on Thursday, to say the couple were 'very happy.'
Writing in Spanish he said: 'Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thanks to all for your messages!'
Shakira herself did not confirm the news, leading to some speculation that the tweet could be a joke.
It was written on Spain's Day of the Holy Innocents, similar to April Fool's Day.
Only days before Christmas Shakira was pictured looking heavily pregnant shopping for gifts in Barcelona.
She is thought to have been due to give birth early next month.
The Colombian superstar was recently named as the newest judge on the U.S. edition of The Voice, replacing Christina Aguilera.
This is the first child for the Addicted To You singer, who emerged on the Colombian and Latin America music scene in the 1990s before making it big among the English speaking crowd in the U.S.
Shakira announced the pregnancy in mid-September on her blog.
Footballer Piqué recently confirmed in a radio interview that his girlfriend was not planning on slowing down work wise and is even about to release a new album.
'The album will be released after the baby is born because she'd need to go on tour and she can't do that now,' FC Barcelona's centre-back said.
'And it's very likely that there will be a song in Catalan, it could even be 'Boig per tu' ('Crazy for you').'
The couple confirmed previously they were expecting a son, even sharing an ultrasound image of the child.
But Piqué said they had not picked a name for their firstborn.
'Concerning the name, we just haven't been able to decide,' Gerard said. 'There are ridiculous names, like Ulisito, that came out of the press' need to report nonsense.
'There was also Biel, which we like, but I don't think it will be that one either, or Gerard. We'll see.'