Shakira Welcomes Baby Boy

Shakira has welcomed her first child into the world, a baby boy named Milan Pique Mebarak. The singer and her boyfriend, Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique were delighted with the kid, according to a statement posted on Shakira's website.

"Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth," read the statement, referencing Pique's soccer team.

Milan weighed in at six pounds and six ounces, and both he and his mom are in "excellent health," added the same report.

Before giving birth, Shakira was at it on Twitter asking for her fans to pray for her and her new boy:

"I'd like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life. Shak"

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