Shakira is adding to her family again! The Latin superstar and her longtime partner, Gerard Pique, are expecting their second child. The 37-year-old singer and her longtime love already have a 19-month-old son, Milan, and they couldn’t be more excited about the newest addition to their family. Shakira shared with reporters back in March that, “If it weren’t because of my music projects, I would be pregnant already.”
“Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you for all your well wishes!” the singer posted to her Facebook page Thursday. This news comes after she told Cosmopolitan en Espanol that she was expecting. The singer is the cover model for the September issue, having told the magazine, “Well, yes, the truth is that, yes, I am pregnant.”
The soon-to-be mom of two has been very outspoken about parenthood since the birth of her son, even when it comes to admitting that things aren’t always peachy as a new parent.
“It takes a lot of energy from you – but I love it. I’m really enjoying every bit of it. It’s not as idyllic as everybody tells you – but not as horrible as everybody tells you. It comes with a full package,” she says of welcoming her first child and becoming a parent. Welcoming a second child to the mix will certainly shake things up a bit, especially when the siblings will be so close in age.
Shakira shared her happy news with the world, but she did keep some details surrounding her second pregnancy to herself. She did not comment on how far along she is in her second pregnancy or when the baby is due. She also kept the gender of the baby – if she’s far enough along yet to know – a secret. More details will likely crop up over time.
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