The singer announced the happy news on her website.
“As some of you may know, [boyfriend] Gerard [Piqué] and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby!” Shakira wrote.
“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 … I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding. Big kiss!” she added.
Rumors about a possible pregnancy surfaced in June but at the time Shakira’s father, William Mebarak, denied the claims.
“I’ve heard certain media announce the confirmation of my daughter’s pregnancy,” he said. “That’s absolutely false.”
Later, in August, another rumor about a possible pregnancy came up when Colombian magazine Gente claimed that the singer was expecting a baby boy.
Shakira has yet to announce the gender of the baby.
Besides this wonderful news, just two days ago, it was annonced that she will be a part of the jury for the season 4 of The Voice.
The Spanish footballer and the Colombian singer confirmed their relationship in March 2011.
Congratulations are in order for Shakira & Gerard Piqué!