Rumors about Shakira’s pregnancy and the baby’s sex were confirmed by the Colombian singer.
Last month, the mom-to-be wrote on her website that she and boyfriend Gerard Piqué are expecting.
“As some of you may know, [boyfriend] Gerard [Piqué] and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby!” Shakira announced.
“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… this weekend… I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding. Big kiss!” she added.
In August rumors surfaced about a possible pregnancy and a Colombian magazine claimed that the singer is expecting a baby boy.
On Monday, Shakira confirmed the rumors, saying “yes it’s a boy!” during an interview on German television network RTL in Barcelona.
“It’s gonna be a boy. This guy (Pique) is the best thing that ever happened to me in my whole life. And now we are having a baby!” the 36-year-old said.
The singer is supporting the construction of a new school in Cartagena, Colombia, and hopes that her son will follow her example.
“When the baby is born, I’ll take him with me on charity trips. He shall learn that he is able to change the world.”
Shakira’s father, William Mebarak denied in June that his daughter is pregnant.
The rumors continued throughout these months and now we have confirmation for both.