ENTERTAINMENT:Shakira and Gerard Pique Welcome Second Baby
On Thursday, Shakira and soccer pro Gerard Pique welcome Sasha Piqué Mebarak. Their son, also their second, was born at 9:54 p.m. in Barcelona and both mother and child are in good health according to a story posted to her official website.The couple's son's
name, Sasha, means "defend of mankind" and "warrior."
According to reports, Shakira, 37, and Pique, 27, rented out an entire floor of the Teknon clinic -- the same place the Colombian singer gave birth to the couple's 2-year-old son, Milan, on Jan. 22.
This past week, Shakira and the soccer pro held an online World Baby Shower,asking fans to donate to UNICEF's programs for kids. "Now that we're expecting our second child, we want to invite other expectant parents to host their own World Baby Shower," Shakira said in a statement. "You don't have to be a celebrity to make a difference -- the birth of your child can be a blessing that also saves thousands of children's lives around the world!"
In October, Shakira also chatted about beingpregnant with baby No. 2. "Now that I'm pregnant I'm trying, for the first time in my life, to not do so many things at the same time," she said. "Although, it’s always difficult and issues get in the way even when you don’t want them to. But the majority of the time I do dedicate myself to taking care of my belly, my pregnancy, [and] of Milan."