Shakira is all smiles with boyfriend Girard Pique.(Photo: Shakira, Twitter/Instagram)
By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
"I'd like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life," Shakira tweeted to her followers today.
Will we soon be getting a baby announcement from the star?
Update: 8 pm. Yes! The baby has arrived. "We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36 pm, in Barcelona, Spain," according to a statement issued by Shakira's rep.
"The hospital confirmed that the couple's first child weighed approximately 6lbs. 6 ounces, and that both mother and child are in excellent health," it added.
There also was some name meanings: "The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification." (And it's the name of a major industrial city in Italy.)
Huffington Post reports that the Colombian singer, 35, and Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique, 25, were originally expecting the baby to arrive Jan. 20.
La Razon website says the singer was admitted to a clinic in Barcelona. Photographers camped outside spotted the couple approaching a ramp attached to the emergency room.