Back in March of 2011, we learned officially that Shakira was dating professional futbol player Gerard Piqué. It would seem that things are going very well for Shakira and Gerard because today we learn that the couple are expecting the birth of their first child together. As a result of Shakira‘s pregnancy, she has canceled a string of in person/performance appearances in the immediate future (ie. she will NOT be performing at the IHeartRadio Festival as planned) because she wants to focus on this “unique moment” in her life. HMMM. Click below to read the full text of Shakira‘s pregnancy announcement.
Yes, Shakira is pregnant. The singer, 35, confirmed the news in a post on her website Wednesday, explaining that she needs to cancel a work commitment as a result. “As some of you may know, [boyfriend] Gerard [Piqué] and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! 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,” she writes. “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!”
It remains to be seen if this pregnancy will affect Shakira‘s plans to replace Christina Aguilera as judge on The Voice next season … in fact, we don’t even know for sure if she’ll be able to be judge at all (depending on how far along she is and when The Voice will begin filming for next season) but we do know that she has decided to take some time away from her career right now to focus on being pregnant. Irregardless of what happens with The Voice next year, this is really amazing news for Shakira and Gerard. I wish them nothing but all the happiness and love in the world. I can’t wait to see the beautiful baby that these two hotties will bring into the world. Love and congrats to them both!