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Shakira appears with boyfriend Gerard Pique in a photo posted on her official Facebook page on January 16, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Facebook.com/Shakira / JAUME LAIGUANA

Shakira gives birth to baby boy - first child with boyfriend Gerard Pique

01/22/2013 by Nichole Hamilton

Shakira and her boyfriend have welcomed their first bundle of joy.

The 35-year-old Colombian Latin pop singer welcomed her first child, a son, with boyfriend Gerard Pique, according to her official website.

The baby boy, named Milan Pique Mebarak, was born on January 22 in Barcelona, Spain. The singer explained his unique name in her post, writing that "Milan means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification."

The hospital confirmed that the couple's first child weighed approximately 6lbs. 6 ounces, and that both mother and child are in excellent health, according to the website.

Pique is a Spanish soccer player who plays for FC Barcelona. Shakira and Pique have been dating for over one year.

In October 2012, Shakira showcased her baby bump at her concert in Baku Crystal Hall in Baku, Azerbaijan (Photos).

Shakira had actually debuted her baby bump on stage the night before, at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup event, which was also held in Baku. She Tweeted beforehand: "In a few minutes it will be our baby's first time on stage and precisely at a football event!"

Shakira also shared a photo of herself with a baby bump, posing casually in a violet dress, earlier that same month. She posted it on her WhoSay account (See below).

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