Shakira gives birth to baby boy

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 04:40 hrs

Shakira and her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique have welcomed their first child, a baby boy they have named Milan.

"We are 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," ABC News quoted the singer's website as saying.

The website said that the name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), 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.

Milan weighed approximately six pounds, six ounces, and both he and Shakira were in excellent health, according to the site. (ANI)

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