Shakira, Pique expecting their first child

Updated: 2012-10-08 11:16


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LOS ANGELES - Colombian singer Shakira said on Wednesday she is expecting her first child, with her Spanish and Barcelona soccer player boyfriend Gerard Pique.

Shakira, Pique expecting their first child

Singer Shakira embraces her boyfriend, Barcelona's player Gerard Pique, during her concert in Barcelona in this May 29, 2011 file photo. [Photo/Agencies]

"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, is bowing out of a music festival in Las Vegas this weekend.

In the near future she will be juggling both motherhood and work. Earlier this week the singer, 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 hit singing contest "The Voice."

Shakira burst onto the international pop scene with her 2006 single, "Hips Don't Lie."

The 25-year-old Pique first met Shakira in 2010 and confirmed their relationship in March 2011.

He will be out for two to three weeks after hurting his left foot in his side's 3-2 win at home to Spartak Moscow in the Champions League, the club announced earlier.

This will be their first child.

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