The Straits Times
Published on Jan 23, 2013

Baby boy born to pop star Shakira and footballer Pique


MADRID (AFP) - Colombian pop star Shakira and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique on Wednesday announced the birth of their son Milan.

"We are pleased to announce the birth of Milan Pique Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Pique, on January 22 at 9:36 pm (4.36am Singapore time), in Barcelona, Spain," the pair said on Twitter.

They said Milan "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".

The baby weighed in at almost 3kg and both Shakira and Milan "are in excellent health", the singer and the football star said in their statement.