After months of eagerly waiting for their special arrival, Shakira and Gerard Piqué welcomed their baby boy on Tuesday (January 22).
Milan Piqué Mebarak was born at 6lbs, 6 oz. and according to the Columbian singer”s website, mommy and baby are both in excellent health.
In the online post, the 35 year-old songstress explained that the name Milan, (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.
The announcement also notes that like his footballer father, Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.
Just this morning, Shakira requested assistance from her fans as she headed into labor, tweeting, “I”d like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life. Shak.”