[Update: Shakira confirmed news of her baby's birth a little while ago on her website, writing, "We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain."
]Shakira's soccer pro baby daddy Gerard Piqué pranked his many Twitter followers just last month, when he wrote that his first child with the Colombian superstar had been born. Now it appears that Shakira will give birth to their child this week, as she earnestly asked her fans to include her in their prayers on a very momentous occasion.
Barcelona player Gerard Piqué and Shakira have been dating since 2010. (Bauer Griffin)
"I'd like to ask you to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life," the singer wrote in both English and Spanish. Later, she and Piqué were spotted checking into a Barcelona hospital, presumably to get down to baby birthing business.
Earlier this week, Shakira invited her fans to participate in her online baby shower, a charity endeavor through UNICEF. Fans can donate polio vaccines, ready-to-eat therapeutic food, mosquito nets, and other crucial items to benefit children in need. If Shakira's growing family has you feeling generous, give now.
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