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Shakira Gives Birth to Baby Boy Milan

Posted Tuesday January 22, 2013 6:20 PM GMT

After months of eagerly waiting for their special arrival, Shakira and Gerard Piqué welcomed their baby boy on Tuesday (January 22).

Milan Piqué Mebarak was born at 6lbs, 6 oz. and - according to the Colombian singer's website - mommy and baby are both in excellent health.

In the online post, Shakira explained that the name Milan, (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman translates to eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.

The announcement also notes that, like his footballer father, Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.

Just hours before her little prince's arrival, 35-year-old Shakira requested assistance from her fans while entering into labor, at which time she tweeted, "I'd like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life. Shak."

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