Shakira has given birth to her second son with her boyfriend, the Barcelona (and former Manchester Utd) footballer Gerard Piqué. The Hips Don’t Lie singer had a planned caesarean at Quiron Teknon Hospital in Barcelona, and gave birth just before 10pm.
The singer has also revealed the full name of her baby: Sasha. She posted a message on her website – “We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at 9:54pm, in Barcelona.
Shakira, 37, and Gerard, 27, reportedly reserved an entire floor of the private hospital for the birth. The Teknon clinic is also where the couple’s 2-year-old son Milan was born.
The couple are already parents to Milan and have been together since 2010 when Gerard appeared in Shakira’s music video for Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).
The mum-of-2 previously spoke about how much she loves being a mum, saying “motherhood is everything to me”. She also praised her Barcelona footballer boyfriend’s hands-on parenting. “He is very involved with his son. He is always there for him, and that’s a big advantage for me as I cannot imagine it any other way,” she said.