Congratulations to Shakira and longtime partner, FC Barcelona soccer player Gerard Pique, who welcomed their second baby boy on Thursday, January 29 in Barcelona, Spain.
“We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Pique Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Pique, born January 29 at 9:54pm in Barcelona,”; a statement on the singer’s website read.
Joining big brother 2-year-old Milan, the newborn has a name steeped in cultural relevance, “The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means ‘defender of mankind’ and ‘warrior.'”;
Gerard’s father agrees, releasing a statement regarding the new bundle of joy. “He’s called Sasha which is Alexander in Russian,”; Amador Bernabeu told reporters. “They’ve told me he looks like Gerard. Milan looked like Shakira when he was born, but this one looks more like his father.”;
The “Hips Don’t Lie”; singer initially kept mum on the sex of their second child, until her parents revealed to Hola! magazine that Milan would have a younger brother.
The hospital confirms both mother and child are in excellent health.