Shakira and Gerard Piqué welcome second son Sasha

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During her pregnancy speculation about her child’s gender was swirling. First it was rumored that the Hips Don’t Lie singer and her partner Gerard Piqué are expecting a baby girl, then rumors claimed that that the singer was pregnant with a baby boy.

Back in September, her parents, William Mebarak and Nidia Ripoll, confirmed that their daughter will have a son.

Shakira announced today the arrival of their second son on her website.

“We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at 9:54pm, in Barcelona,” the statement reads. “The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means ‘defender of mankind’ and ‘warrior.'”

“The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health,” the announcement adds.

Back in October the 37-year-old singer opened up about how her boyfriend Gerard Piqué is a very hands-on dad.

“He is very involved with his son. He is always there for him, and that’s a big advantage for me as I cannot imagine it any other way,” she told Hello!.

The two are already parents to Milan, 2.