Rumors that Colombian songstress Shakira is pregnant have been circulating heavily since her father didn’t deny the claim in an interview with La Prensa, back in June.
“I want to reiterate as I said in the interview given recently, that I hope that good news will happen soon, because it would be good news for everyone. I never said anything other than that, nor have I confirmed,” said Shakira’s father William Mebarak reports La Prensa.
Now, a source close to Shakira told Gente that the 35-year-old star is pregnant. Shakira is living in Spain with her Spanish soccer-player boyfriend Gerard Pique.
Gente reports that for now there isn’t a wedding, but the couple is expecting a child in early 2013. The couple has not confirmed the pregnancy.
Pique, 25, an FC Barcelona defender, met Shakira while filming a music video for her South Africa World Cup theme song “Waka Waka” (This Time for Africa). She confirmed they were dating in March 2011, reports the Daily Mail.
The couple recently purchased a home in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona.