We sure hope Shakira’s famous hips are in shape for some childbearing. The Spanish singing sensation has confirmed that she is expecting her first child with soccer star Gerard Pique.
Shakira, 35, and Pique, a 25-year-old defender for FC Barcelona, have been an item since March 2011, but didn’t go public with the romance until a year later. Shakira just signed up to become one of the coaches on NBC’s The Voice, but has decided to cut down on her work schedule as she prepares for the baby’s arrival.
In an announcement on her website Wednesday, the crooner/humanitarian told fans:
“As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days. This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, but I’m sure this weekend in Las Vegas will be spectacular and I will be closely following everything that happens there! I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding. Big kiss! And will see you very soon! Shakira.”
Shakira has not revealed the baby’s gender or when she is to due to deliver.
Just last month, the parents-to-be were slammed by reports that two of Shakira’s former employees were shopping a video they claimed showed the pop singer and her boyfriend having sex on a boat.