Shakira Is Pregnant!

Kate Stephens

Shakira smiling with hair up and bare shoulders
Shakira is expecting her first child!

Shakira has announced that she's expecting her first child, with footballer Gerard Piqué.

She announced the happy news to explain her absence from an upcoming festival, writing on her official website: "As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby. At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days.

"This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, but I'm sure this weekend in Las Vegas will be spectacular and I will be closely following everything that happens there! I'd like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding. Big kiss! And will see you very soon!"

Shakira has been working on her eighth album recently, and is also about to be a judge on the US version of The Voice, replacing Christina Aguilera.

Big congrats to Shakira and Gerard!

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