Shakira pregnant with first child

  • Colombian singer Shakira revealed on Wednesday she is expecting her first child with her Spanish soccer player boyfriend Gerard Pique.

    "As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! 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," Shakira, 35, wrote on her website.

    The singer, who did not specify a due date, as a result will drop out of a music festival in Las Vegas this weekend.

    Earlier this week, Shakira along with R&B star Usher were confirmed to replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green for the fourth season next year of NBC's singing contest The Voice.

    Shakira burst onto the music scene in 2006 with her song Hips Don’t Lie. Her song Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) was chosen as the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

    Pique, 25, plays for FC Barcelona. The couple met in 2010. This will be their first child.