Shakira Announces Pregnancy With Spanish Footballer
Colombian pop star Shakira has confirmed speculation after announcing she is pregnant with her boyfriend Spanish footballer Gerard Pique.
35 year-old Shakira took to her website to announce the news that she and 25 year-old Gerard were expecting their first child together: “As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby!” The couple are thought to have been dating for around two years, although Shakira only confirmed she was dating Gerard a year ago. It is not yet known how far into pregnancy Shakira is.
The singer went on to reveal that she will be reducing her hectic work schedule following the news she is expecting, which includes cancelling her scheduled performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, in Las Vegas this weekend: “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 will be closely following everything that happens there!”
Meanwhile, it was announced earlier this week that Shakira will be joining The Voice as a mentor next season, replacing Christina Aguilera, who is leaving the show to focus on her music. Cee-Lo Green is also leaving the show and will be replaced by R&B superstar Usher for the fourth season of the singing show. It is rumoured that Christina and Cee-Lo will however return for season five of The Voice, the following year.
Article By Victoria Beckett