Singer Shakira and Barcelona Defender Gerard Pique welcome baby boy

Colombian pop star Shakira and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique announced the birth of their son Milan on Wednesday.

“We are pleased to announce the birth of Milan Pique Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Pique, on January 22 at 9:36 pm (2036 GMT), in Barcelona, Spain,” the pair said on Twitter.

They said Milan “means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification. Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth”.

The baby weighed in at almost 3kgs and both Shakira and Milan “are in excellent health”, the singer and the football star said in their statement.

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