Celebrity babies and pregnancies of 2012

Slideshow posted in Photos | Sunday, January 15, 2012

28 of 261: Shakira, 35, is expecting her first child with her boyfriend of 2-years, 25-year-old Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique.

The Colombian singer and songwriter announced the news on Facebook, writing on September 19, 'As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby!'

Shakira and Pique, who is a central defender for Futbol Club Barcelona, have been dating for about two years but didn't confirm the relationship until March 2011.

Shakira rose to fame in the United States in 2001 with the song 'Whenever, Wherever,' which was accompanied by a sexy music video that showcased her signature hip-shaking dance skills. Shakira is also Grammy winner and has three awards under her belt. The singer also performs and records music in Spanish and has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.

(Pictured: Shakira and Gerard Pique appear in a photo posted on the singer's official Facebook page on January 9, 2012.) (Facebook.com/shakira)