While she revealed her pregnancy only in September earlier this year, Colombian singer Shakira has reportedly given birth to her first child - a healthy baby boy.
Her partner, Spanish footballer, Gerard Pique broke the news via a microblogging website, announcing, "Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thanks to all for your messages!" in Spanish. According to a report in Times of India.
However, the news is yet to be confirmed, with some people saying that the statement could also be a practical joke because it was written on Spain's Day of the Holy Innocents, akin to April Fool's Day.
While previous reports had said that Shakira was due to give birth early next month, she could have gone into premature labour. Pregnant with her first child, Shakira came up in the Colombian and Latin American music scene in the 1990s before making a huge crossover in the US.
The singing sensation superstar was also recently named as the latest judge on the US edition of The Voice, when she replaced pop star Christina Aguilera.
In a radio interview some time ago, Pique revealed that his girlfriend was not going to let the baby come in the way of her career and was even going to release a new album. "The album will be released after the baby is born because she'd need to go on tour and she can't do that now," Pique admitted. "And it's very likely that there will be a song in Catalan, it could even be 'Boig per tu' ('Crazy for you')."
The couple have already confirmed in the past that they were expecting a son, and even shared an ultrasound image of the unborn child. They had yet to pick a name though. "Concerning the name, we just haven't been able to decide. There are ridiculous names, like Ulisito, that came out of the press. There was also Biel, which we like, but I don't think it will be that one either, or Gerard. We'll see," added Pique.