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Shakira Is Pregnant With Her First Child

PUBLISHED ON 09/20/2012

On Wednesday, singer Shakira announced that she and boyfriend Girard Pipque, a central defender for FC Barcelona, are expecting their first child next year. She shared the news with fans on her website, explaining that the pregnancy would affect upcoming performances.

"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," she wrote.

"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!"

This follows another major announcement from Shakira. On Tuesday, NBC stated that the Colombian singer would temporarily replace Christina Aguilera as a judge on season four of The Voice.

Does a baby on the way also mean a wedding is in the works for the couple, who have been together for over a year? We'll have to wait and see.

Who's your favorite pregnant celebrity? Are you excited to see Shakira on The Voice?

PHOTO: Photo Credit: Zimbio