Just a day after it was announced that Shakira would be taking Christina Aguilera’s spot on the judging panel of “The Voice,” Shakira came out with the news that she is expecting a baby. Rumors of her pregnancy first started surfacing back in June after Shakira and her 25 year old boyfriend, Gerard Pique purchased a home in Barcelona but it wasn’t until the following month in late July that the pair was seen in Miami shopping around for maternity clothing which further confirmed that Shakira was indeed awaiting the arrival of her first child.
Since the young age of thirteen years old, Shakira has been a musical sensation which first engulfed her Latin American fans and quickly spread over to the rest of the world ten years later when she recorded her first English album in 2001. Shakira and Gerard first confirmed their relationship in April of 2011 but first met during the spring of 2010 which was the same year that South Africa was hosting the FIFA World Cup. For the celebration of the event, Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” music video featured her young beau which quickly became a hit all around the world.
Gerard Pique was born in Barcelona, Spain and has grown to be one of the best professional soccer players for FC Barcelona. His soccer career first started off in 2004 at only seventeen years old for the Manchester United team and later signed on with Barcelona in 2008. Since the couple has been dating, they’ve managed to keep their relationship out of the spotlight but are proving to be an excellent match.
Even without a wedding date set or even an engagement, everyone is eagerly awaiting that day that word comes out about the gender of the baby but the pure excitement of the news that Shakira is pregnant is outstanding for the 35 year old star.