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Shakira confirms pregnancy

posted 19 Sept 2012, 15:36 by Mpelembe   [ updated 19 Sept 2012, 15:37 ]

Colombian singer Shakira announces that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend, Spanish soccer star, Gerard Pique.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES  (REUTERS) - Colombian singer Shakira has confirmed that she and Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique are expecting their first child. The 35-year old pop star and her 25-year old boyfriend have been dating for around 2 years.

Writing on her website, Shakira said that she was postponing all promotional activities planned over the next few days to focus on the news. The singer was expected to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino this weekend in Las Vegas, but has now canceled her appearance.

The singer has just signed up to become one of the coaches on the U.S. version of "The Voice" and will replace Christina Aguilera for the upcoming fourth season next year.