UPDATE (September 9, 2014): It looks like little little Milan is getting a baby brother! Just weeks after Shakira announced she was pregnant with baby No. 2, her parents, Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak Chadid, confirmed to Hola! magazine on September 9 that the Colombian singer is having another son. "We're very happy," they said. "She's having another baby boy — a playmate for Milan."
What’s more, the cover of Cosmopolitan En Espanol even hinted to the baby’s gender on its cover by saying, “The sexy singer admits Milan will have a little brother soon." As for the soon-to-be parents, Shakira took to Twitter to thank her fans for all their support. “Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you all for your well wishes!”
Original Story (August 28, 2014): Surprise! Shakira pulled a fast one on everyone and recently confirmed to Cosmopolitan En Espanol that she is expecting her second child with boyfriend, Barcelona soccer star Gerard Piqué!
In her exclusive interview, the 37-year-old singer revealed in her native tongue, "Pues sí, la verdad es que sí, estoy embarazada” — which translates to, “Yes, the truth is that yes, I’m pregnant.”
The exciting news comes just weeks after her 2014 World Cup performance, where rumors started swirling after Shakira wore a “covered up” outfit for the event. While we couldn’t see any signs of a baby bump in her skin-tight red gown, it sounds like she was hiding one all along!
Shakira and her longtime boyfriend, 27, welcomed their first child, 1-year-old son Milan, back in January of 2013, and has since then toyed around the idea of growing her brood.
"I would love to have eight or nine kids with Gerard — my own fútbol team," The “Can’t Remember to Forget You” singer told Latina magazine earlier this year. "When you have a baby, when you feel his love, you feel so at peace with the world. You just want to share the good news and share how happy you feel.”
While her busy schedule — she’s been a judge on The Voice — pushed back her baby plans, the international singer admitted that having a child has managed to keep her centered and focused. "I used to go in circles around an idea, but since he arrived I don't have much time — I have to rush back home — so he has helped me learn how to focus.”
Here’s hoping that two kids will keep her even more focused than ever. Congratulations to Shakira, Gerard, and soon-to-be big brother, Milan!
Sources: Cosmopolitan En Espanol, Hola!