Shakira, the beautiful and talented Colombian signer announced on Wednesday via her website that she is pregnant. She said she and Gerald Pique, her boyfriend, were expecting their first child. Her statement on her site said both she and Pique were extremely happy about the upcoming new edition. Pique is a professional soccer player who plays for Barcelona in La Liga in Spain and is one of the best defenders on the squad.
Pique, at 25 years of age, is ten years younger than Shakira. The Colombia singer said she was beginning to cut back on commitments in her travel and appearance schedule due to her pregnancy. She said both she and Pique had decided the healthy birth of their first baby was much more important and because of that had postponed many of her promotional commitments.
Shakira was to appear this weekend in Las Vega at a music festival. However, she said she had cancelled because she did not want to travel. Shakira also recently became one of the new coaches on the television show The Voice. She signed to be a coach on the U.S. version of the show to replace Christina Aguilera for the show’s fourth season, which is next year.
In 2011, the talented singer confirmed she was having a relationship with Pique, a member of Spain’s national soccer team. She posted photos of them together on her Twitter for her followers.
Pique, prior to playing for Barcelona, was a member of Manchester United in the English Premier League from 2004 to 2008. He made his first international appearance for his national team in 2009 and was a member of the winning 2010 World Cup and 2012 Euro Cup national team from Spain.