is off to a great start for Shakira and her longtime love Gerard
Piqué, as the pair welcomed their second child together on January 29.
Want to know more about The Voice coach’s latest bundle of joy? Read on for the details!
Shakira announced little Sasha Piqué Mebarak’s arrival on her website, Shakira.com, January 30, even taking the time to explain the meaning behind her little one’s interesting moniker. “The
name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means ‘defender of
mankind’ and ‘warrior,’” the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer reveals.
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Photo: Shakira and Gerard Pique
statement goes onto say that Sasha was born on January 29 at 5:45 p.m.
in Barcelona, also the birthplace of proud papa Gerard. E! Online notes
that the tiny tot was born via C-section at hospital Quirón-Teknon de
Barcelona. According to Shakira’s statement, both mom and baby are in
Baby Sasha joins big brother Milan, who turned
2 on January 22, and we hardly think he’ll be the last kiddo for the
couple. “I would love to have eight or nine kids with Gerard,” Shakira
once told Latina magazine. “My own fútbol team.” With two little boys under 3, Shakira is well on her way to achieving that lofty goal!
But marriage is a different story, as the “Whenever, Wherever” singer once told Hello! that
tying the knot isn’t high on her list of priorities. Why? “We already
have what’s essential, you know? We have a union, a love for each other,
and a baby,” she reasoned. “I think that those aspects of our
relationship are already established, and marriage is not going to
change them. But if I’m ever going to get married, he’s the one.”
Colombian pop star Shakira has given birth in Barcelona to her second child, a boy, she said on Friday.
A statement posted on Shakira’s website said her son, Sasha, was born on Thursday night.
“The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health,” the statement said.
The singer and her boyfriend, Spanish football player Gerard Pique, had their first child, a son named Milan, in 2013.
Shakira, 37, and Pique, 27, met in 2010, but only confirmed that they were in a relationship in March 2011.
“Hips Don’t Lie” singer, one of the best-selling Latin pop idols, gave
birth in Barcelona’s Teknon clinic, local media reported earlier. Pique
is a defender for Spanish La Liga team
the birth of their first child, the couple recently asked fans in an
online baby shower to buy gifts such as fresh water kits and vaccines to
help needy children. Shakira is a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.