Shakira is expecting a boy.
The Columbian singer - who recently confirmed speculation she and her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique are having their first child together - has announced the gender of her unborn baby.
When being interviewed about her pregnancy on German TV station RTL, she said, "Yes, it's going to be a boy!"
The "Hips Don't Lie" hitmaker is currently supporting the construction of a new school in Cartagena, Colombia, and she hopes her son will follow in her charitable footsteps to try and "change the world." She said, "When the baby is born I want him to know he's helping to change the world. He can really change the world!"
Shakira has been dating Barcelona player Gerard for around two years and says he is the "best thing" to ever happen to her, until she got pregnant: "This man is the best thing that could have happened in my life. And now the baby!"
Shakira is pregnant with her first child. The "Hips Don't Lie" singer has confirmed she and Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique are expecting a baby together and has decided to cut down on her work schedule over the coming weeks.
"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. This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, but I'm sure this weekend in Las Vegas will be spectacular and I will be closely following everything that happens there! I'd like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding. Big kiss! And will see you very soon! Shakira," she wrote on her website.
Curvy Shakira claims she owes her sexy figure to chocolate.
The singer sticks to a strict healthy eating and fitness regime to stay in shape, but says it’s crucial to treat yourself to your favorite foods on occasions.
“I think it is important that you are in balance. I really like to eat, I love chocolate and all kinds of sweets. I’m absolutely addicted to it.”
Shakira, 32, also revealed she is constantly changing as a person and if her new album She Wolf seems to be focused on sex, it’s because she is a more sexual person than she was in her 20s. The pop beauty - who is engaged to Antonio de la Rua - added to German newspaper Bild, “I think that’s how life works: You’re changing and you’re constantly looking for an improved version of yourself. In my life there is one fixed constant - the connection between my music and soul. My performances are always an expression of how I feel. If I appear at the moment more sensual than before it is because this aspect plays a greater role in my life than a decade ago. I’m a woman and I think that this femininity is reflected in my new album.”
Shakira thought her parents were “the most incompetent business people in the world” when she was eight.
The “She Wolf” singer said she was upset and frightened when her father, a jeweler, went bankrupt and had to sell most of the family possessions when she was a child. The experience did, however, lead them give her a lesson she has never forgot about true poverty.
“I couldn’t believe my parents! I thought they were the most incompetent business people in the world! And I was so upset. My dad and my mom took me to the park that day, where all the kids who were orphans are sniffing glue to deal with the tragedy of their own lives and hunger and the solitude of their lives. Little kids, like my age, sniffing glue and barefoot. They just wanted to show me another reality that was much worse than mine. Those images of those kids left a huge impression.”
Shakira, who found fame in her native Columbia as a teenager, later went on to establish the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a charity which sets up special schools for underprivileged children across her home country. She is also a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador and regularly performs at benefit concerts around the globe.
In February she also opened a new $6 million school in her hometown Barranquilla sponsored by herself and the Pies Descalzos Foundation.
Shakira wants to have a baby.
The 32-year-old singer, who has been engaged to Antonio de la Rua, 36, for the last four years, admits that her biological clock is ticking and she’s desperate to start a family.
“I’m dying to have a baby. We both are. I’d like two and Antonio would like three. So probably after my next album, which comes out next year. I don’t think it could be sooner because in 2010 I’ll be touring as well. In fact, my biological clock is already ticking and I don’t know how to describe it. It’s just becoming a physical need now.”
The pop star, who met Antonio nine years ago in a restaurant in Argentina, knew straight away he was “The One”: “The minute I walked in, I saw him sitting, and I thought, ‘That man is for me, he’s the man of my life.’ I kept staring at him until I got to meet him that night. And then I just followed my intuition and everything worked out. Frankly, meeting him that night was like winning the lottery.”
Although Shakira is engaged, she doesn’t plan to marry Antonio anytime soon. She said, “I think it’s more romantic to be that eternal girlfriend. We’re happy the way things are. Our relationship is strong and steady.”
Latin pop sensation Shakira claims that she could belly dance from birth.
The “She Wolf” singer is famed for her hip-swivelling abilities and believes it isn’t something she ever had to learn, even though she did have lessons as a child.
The Columbian beauty said, “For me, it was, and is, more of a natural thing. It’s something that was practically given to me at birth, and for which I never had to train myself. These movements, they are inside me and I can call them back whenever I need them.”
Shakira realizes she is a sex symbol to men all over the world but insists she is “flattered” that guys find her attractive because she has never believed she is a beautiful woman: “I must confess that I feel very flattered - because I never have felt particularly sexy. Anybody who shows me like this is promoting my feminine vanity.”
But Shakira - who appears virtually naked in the video for “She Wolf” - admits it’s not easy looking as good as she does, and she has to stick to a rigorous training regime to stay slim and sexy:
“I trained really hard for the “She Wolf” video - almost a month. I wanted to look good and didn’t want to shame myself. There was no muscle in my body that did not hurt. I was in pain for days, simply because I’d gone too far.”
If it hadn’t been for Kanye West’s outburst (or any one of Lady Gaga’s outfits), this could have been the most talked about moment of last night’s Video Music Awards.
Had this involved two other singers, these dresses might have remained on opposite ends of the red carpet. But Shakira and Pink took the fashion faux pas in stride and even managed to laugh about it. (Of course, there is a stylist out there somewhere doing all the crying.)
You can also see solo pics of the two outfits after the jump.
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Cameron Diaz, Tim Burton, Shakira, Ben Kingsley and the Village People are among those who will soon grace the Walk. Stars for the Walk are picked by virtue of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Committee.
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