Reports are surfacing throughout the interwebs that Shakira and her boyfriend Gerard Piqué welcomed their first child, a baby boy, into the world last night. Initially, I was totally shocked. I mean, we just found out that Shakira was pregnant back in September, and then started seeing these really sweet baby bump photos. But I definitely didn’t think she was about to pop, at least not until next year. Although, when we saw the ultrasound photo that Gerard shared, I noted that it looked like Shakira was def in her third trimester, and Trent also mentioned that he thought she might give birth before the year’s end. Gerard sent out a tweet last night announcing the birth of their son, but click inside to learn more about why that tweet might have been a total joke. I’m losing it over here y’all. Is baby Biel here or what?!?!
So here’s a report from Celebrity Baby Scoop:
Congratulations are in order for Shakira and Gerard Piqué.
The Grammy Award-winning singer, 35, and the FC Barcelona soccer star, 25, welcomed their first child on Thursday (December 27). “Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thanks to all for your messages,” the proud new papa tweeted.
No further information has been revealed at this time. But reportedly, the Spanish footballer chose the name Biel – which is of Catalán origin and a diminutive form of Gabriel – for their son.
The couple first met on the set of Shakira’s video for the South Africa World Cup theme song,Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).
In September Shakira confirmed their pregnancy news on her official website, writing, “Gerard 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.”
Okay, so it sounds like baby boy is here… right? But then I found this report from Just Jared:
Shakira might have given birth to a baby boy!
“Ya ha nacido nuestro hijo! Estamos muy felices! Gracias a todos por vuestros mensajes!” Gerard wrote.
The message translates to: “Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thanks to all for your messages!”
While Gerard‘s message seems genuine, he posted the message right at the start of Spain’s former of April Fools Day – the Day of Innocents.
Gerard also tweeted later It has a name! His name is Innocent! Happy Holy Innocents Day to all!
So yeah. I dunno. Congratulations to the happy couple on the great news, if it is for real!
What do y’all think? I really didn’t think that Shakira was at the end of her pregnancy, but all women don’t get ginormous (I sure as hell did… had to keep telling everyone I wasn’t having twins), so maybe she was ready to pop. But I can’t believe that Gerard would make a joke like that, even on April Fool’s Day. Right? Maybe his sense of humor is just on another level, lol.
Hopefully we’ll have confirmation soon about baby Biel. If he is indeed here, then welcome to the world! Otherwise, see ya soon baby Biel!