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Shakira: Baby on the way (+video)

Shakira announces the imminent arrival of her first baby with soccer-playing boyfriend Gerard Pique.

By Associated Press / September 20, 2012

Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Pique announced their excitement over the arrival of their first child. The couple is caught smiling together during The Sun Comes Out World Tour, on May 29, 2011. Pique, who is from Barcelona, is a soccer player for FC Barcelona.

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Shakira is pregnant with her first child.

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The 35-year-old pop superstar posted on her website Wednesday that she and 25-year-old boyfriend Gerard Pique "are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby." Pique, who is from Barcelona, is a soccer player for FC Barcelona.

No more details were available.

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The Grammy-winning Colombian singer is postponing promotional activities and won't perform at Friday's iHeartRadio Music festival in Las Vegas.

Shakira said in a 2009 interview that she was ready to reproduce, explaining: "I really would like to have a big belly."

She dated Antonio de La Rua, the son of former Argentinian President Fernando de la Rua, for more than a decade. They split in 2011.

Shakira is due to be a judge on next season's "The Voice."

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