Shakira Expecting Second Child

08/28/2014 at 05:05 PM ET

Shakira Pregnant Expecting Second Child Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Her belly doesn’t lie: Shakira is pregnant!

The singer is expecting her second child with longtime love Gerard Piqué, she revealed on Facebook.

“Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you for all your well wishes!” she wrote Thursday.

The post confirms what the pop star, 37, said in the September issue of  Cosmopolitan en Español, which first broke her happy news.

“Well, yes, the truth is that, yes, I am pregnant,” the mom-to-be, who graces the cover, told the magazine.

In March, Shakira — who performed at the World Cup closing ceremony in Brazil in July — said she was looking forward to seeing the couple’s 19-month-old son Milan become a big brother in the near future.

“If it weren’t because of my music projects, I would be pregnant already,” she told Latina.

But while Shakira has been open about the baby bliss she’s experienced since welcoming her first child with her professional footballer beau, 27, she has also admitted the transition into parenthood wasn’t without a few struggles.

“It takes a lot of energy from you — but I love it,” she told PEOPLE after her son’s arrival. “I’m really enjoying every bit of it. It’s not as idyllic as everybody tells you — but not as horrible as everybody tells you. It comes with a full package.”

– Anya Leon

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Dilly on

Congrats to the whole family! :)

Lila on

Congratulations!

Amber on

Wonderful news! Shakira is gorgeous, Pique is super hot, and little Milan is absolutely adorable. Plus, they are both very intelligent and charitable people who seem like they are great parents. I hope they have as many kids as possible just to grace the world with those genes!

Andrea on

Congratulations Shakira! I can imagine her to be an amazing mother (to very attractive kids). I really appreciate how she is super honest about what it’s really like having kids (not heaven, but a learning experience). I think too many people glorify parenthood, when in reality it’s an up and down journey that is ultimately worth it, but not for everyone.

Babettevaron1967@GMAIL on

Congratulations On Your 2nd Baby! Are You Getting A Baby Boy Or A Girl? Are You Planning To Name Your Child? Loves Babette Varon

KL on

Yay!! Such good news!

Two Cents on

She was adorable on The Voice (take note unkind Christina if you ever return). So sweet and likable. You gotta root for a celebrity who hasn’t let the fame destroy their brains and can be kind to others.

Diana on

Yay!! I love her She is great beautiful and smart, she is what I want to see!!

anon on

Love Shak and Milan is the cutest baby I have ever seen. That’s not hyperbole.

Leah on

She is so pretty and talented, congratulations to the happy couple!

Raj on

It’s amazing that Americans have a huge mentality to yell “Get Married” for people who have babies out of wedlock, but majority of the marriages in your country end in divorce. Not every culture believes in marriage the same way. Please stop forcing your beliefs on others.

Sarah on

Congrats Sharkira!

Lauren on

@Raj you’re also forcing your beliefs on others. They can say what they want, in the end it’s about Shakira and Pique.

Angelica on

I love Shakira. I’ve listened to her music ever since she was a brunette and sang only Spanish! Congrats to her and her family. Her son is adorable.

Anya on

Great news — but… How can a woman be happy just living with a man who fathered two of her children and not even be engaged to him? Like WHY don’t you marry the mother of your children. What does he even call her? Is she his girlfriend? Yeah, I know kids are bigger commitment than marriage, BUT JUST GET MARRIED then geez

Deborah on

Not a fan, but good for her! All her music is like Reggae to me…after the first song… it ALL sounds the same.

hanif on

hi shakira.it very happy news for us……..congratulation.hanif from pakistan

Aussie cathie on

Congrats beautiful x

Marvin Clay on

who cares

Ala Lemon on

Congratulations

CelebBabyLover on

Raj- Excellent point (especially considering that Shakira and Gerad aren’t American)!

Anyway, congrats to them!

mihaiu on

ma bucura fericirea voastra !!

Tanja on

@Lauren: How was Raj forcing her beliefs on others?He/she didn’t come here and told two NON-Americans (at least not North American) to get married.He/she just made a valid point.

Congrats Pique and Shakira. :)

Novo on

Such good news!
Congrats to the whole family! :)

Anonymous on

@ Eh and Anya What’s the point of getting married just to say that you are? People do not understand what marriage is supposed to be. Most people are just too selfish to marry and have it work.

ANGELICA on

ANYA – They have been together longer than most couples who meet and get married. Not everyone needs to be legally married to be happy. They are together, they have a lovely son with another on the way, and they seem to be in love. At the end of the day that’s all that matters. Go away with your close-minded comments.

charlotte on

Awesome news! Congratulations.

M on

It’s up to them; when to have children whether it’s before or after they are married. They DO NOT need your permission, approval or blessings about the choices they make……..especially when it’s their LIFE not yours!! Congrats to the couple :)

Anonymous on

I didn’t know much about Shakira until The Voice but I find her down-to-earth and compassionate. Her views of parenthood are realistic and she doesn’t put forth any falsehoods about herself being the perfect mom in the perfect situation, making her the awesome mom who is raising a child and rolling with the pitfalls and flying with the highs. Way to go, Shakira

GaryGuillermo on

She is a stunning beauty.

Katy on

Congrats to the happy family!

Anonymous on

Loved Shakira on Voice, a great artist.

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