“We’re happy to announce the birth of Milan Pique Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Pique, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain,” Shakira’s official website reads. “The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.”
Before the delivery, Shakira took to her Twitter age to ask her fans for positive thoughts.
“I’d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life,” she wrote.
There is speculation that Shakira either had a C-section or induced labour because of the overall organization of the delivery. It is said that the singer requested only women doctors and nurses were in the delivery room.
Milan is the first child for both Shakira and Pique.
Congrats to the happy couple!