Shakira, Spanish Soccer Star Gerard Pique Expecting First Child Together

Shakira, Spanish Soccer Star Gerard Pique Expecting First Child TogetherShakira and Gerard Pique are starting a family.

The Colombian pop star announced that she is pregnant, and her boyfriend, FC Barcelona defender Pique, is the unborn child’s father, according to the Mail.

“As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby!” Shakira wrote on her website.

The famous couple have reportedly been dating since 2010, and it became public in 2011.

Shakira’s hit song, “Hips Don’t Lie,” was reportedly the best-selling song of the 21st century. The 35-year-old has sold more than 60 million albums, making her the best-selling Colombian artist of all time. She will appear on the U.S. network television show The Voice as one of the coaches next spring.

Pique, a Barcelona, Spain native, is regarded one of the best center backs in world soccer. He has been a mainstay of the FC Barcelona defense since 2008, winning 14 major trophies with the club. The 25-year-old is enjoying a decorated international career with Spain, having won the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and the UEFA European Championship in 2012.

Pique and Shakira’s relationship was reportedly a cause for concern in the Barcelona locker room in March. Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola thought Pique was losing focus on soccer because of the relationship, according to reports in the Spanish press.

Like most rumors, it gradually faded away, but this latest news ensures the two stars will be linked for years to come.

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