Photo: Shakira and Gerard Pique
Colombian singer Shakira said on German television network RTL that the baby she and soccer star Gerard Pique are expecting is a boy.
“Yes, it’s a boy,” the 35-year-old said in an exclusive interview with RTL’s Wolfram Kons filmed Monday in Barcelona.
About her man, Shakira said “That guy, really, he’s the best thing that ever happened to me in my life. And now this baby!”
Pique, 25, is a standout with FC Barcelona and a member of the Spanish national team.
Shakira will be on hand this year for the second time for RTL’s benefit marathon and on this occasion will sponsor the building of a school in the Colombian city of Cartagena.
“My personal wish for the project is that we get the school built fast and that we can welcome 1,700 students,” she said.
The artist also said she intends always to take her boy with her on her travels and educate him to become a responsible person.
“So that when the baby comes out of my belly, one day he’ll know he can change things. That he can really help to make this a better world,” she said.
The singer, who is six months pregnant, was given a teddy bear by Kons for her baby and put her signature on several items of apparel that she wore during her tour and that will be auctioned off during the Nov. 22-23 benefit marathon.