Shakira and beau Gerard Pique host online baby shower for needy kids

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 05:03 hrs

Shakira and her boyfriend Gerard Pique are inviting their families and pals to join an online baby shower to benefit underprivileged children.

A UNICEF-hosted web site invites those attending the virtual baby shower to buy presents costing as little as 5 dollars that can buy a mosquito net to ensure a sleeping baby stays safe from malaria.

Guests can also spend 10 dollars for polio vaccines to protect 17 children, or 37 dollars for a baby scale.

"To celebrate the arrival of our first child, we hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations," Fox News quoted her as saying in a statement.

"Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us," she added.

The site also features never-seen images of the couple, taken in December.

In a black-and-white picture, a shirtless, Pique poses with his right arm around Sharika, who wears a bikini top and hip-hugging skirt that shows off her exposed belly.

A second photograph shows her in a white full-length gown that accentuates her expanding torso. (ANI)

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