If there’s one thing a couple can be proud of having as they spend their lives together, it’s having a precious bundle of joy (or maybe even more than one). For Shakira and Gerard Piqué, they now have two boys to treasure: their eldest Milan and their newly born second child Sasha.
The baby boy’s birth was announced in Shakira’s official website, revealing his full name to be Sasha Piqué Mebarak. He was born on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at 9:54pm in the Quiron Teknon Hospital in Barcelona, the same hospital where his older brother was born in 2013. According to the site, “Sasha” has Greek and Russian origins and actually means “defender of mankind” and “warrior.”
On Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, the proud mom posted a photo on Instagram of Sasha’s left foot a few hours after he was born and still had a hospital anklet attached, captioned with “I have Daddy’s feet, it looks like I’ve been playing football my whole life,” written in both English and Spanish.
After a few days of hospital rest, mother and son returned home on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, accompanied by Piqué and Shakira’s brother Tonino. Based on the report by Just Jared, their homecoming also turned out to be one of three celebrations for the family that day, because it was also the date of the proud parents’ birthdays.
Though fans only got to see Sasha’s foot in the Instagram photo his mother posted, Pique’s grandfather revealed some details to reporters in a scoop by Hello! “[The baby’s] called Sasha which is ‘Alexander’ in Russian. They’ve told me he looks like Gerard. Milan looked like Shakira when he was born but this one looks more like his father,” proud grandfather, Amador Bernabéu said. He also added that Sasha was born through planned caesarean section.
In a gesture similar to what he did for Milan when he was born, Bernabéu had previously set up an appointment to make his new great-grandson a member of the Barcelona FC where Piqué currently plays.
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Photo source: Wikimedia Commons/oouinouin from Nanterre, France