Shakira Pregnant; Singer Announces First Baby With Gerard Pique Amidst Sex Tape Rumors
It was wonderful news for Shakira fans when she announced Wednesday that she was pregnant and is expecting her first child with boyfriend Gerard Pique.
The 35-year-old Columbian singer posted the information on her website:
"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.
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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.
And will see you very soon!
Rumors of the pregnancy first surfaced in June, according to the New York Daily News. Shakira didn't specify how far along she was, but reports say that she was already four months pregnant.
This is amidst a sex tape rumor that has spread like wildfire of the couple.
According to FoxSports, rumors of the sex tape involving both Shakira and Pique have swirled around for weeks, and representatives for Shakira have repeatedly denied its existence, but Spanish magazine Intervieu reports that a Barcelona talent agent was offered the tape for sale.
According to the magazine, the talent agent claims: "The video lasts about 15 minutes....it's filmed with a cell phone, which I guess, belonged to Shakira's employee who was at the helm of the boat that night. The images are not steady and it's out of focus."
Mexico's TV Notas also reported that the tape was made by one of Shakira's employees, who is using it to blackmail the singer.
The woman who famously sang "Hips Don't Lie" has been the subject of sex tape rumors before. Tapes of her and former beaus Antonia de la Rua and Alejando Sanz purportedly exist, though no images have ever come to light.
Twitter fans are wishing the expecting couple the best.