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Last night Shakira and Gerard Piqué welcomed Sasha Piqué Mebarak second son into the world. The 37-year-old singer underwent a scheduled Caesarean section in Barcelona.

The news was confirmed in a statement from the couple shortly before midnight, with another expected later today to reveal the baby’s name. Shakira and her 27-year-old beau reserved an entire floor of the Hospital Quirón Teknon in the Spanish city for the birth, with the baby being delivered by the same doctor and at the same location as their first son, two-year-old Milan.

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Piqué played for FC Barcelona in Madrid on Wednesday night, around 24 hours before the birth, and his team ran out 3-2 winners over Atletico Madrid. The couple are expected to continue a family tradition and make their latest arrival an associate member of FC Barcelona.

The musician began dating the sportsman in 2010 and previously spoke about the joy which she gets from being a mother, saying, ”motherhood is everything to me”, as well as praising her partner’s hands-on parenting style. She said: ”He is very involved with his son. He is always there for him, and that’s a big advantage for me as I cannot imagine it any other way.”

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Sasha Piqué Mebarak

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