Shakira baby rumors linger as the Colombian songstress goes full throttle with her career taking a seat as a coach on “The Voice,” launching a new fragrance, a new album and planning a 2013 tour.
So are the Shakira baby rumors fake?
Colombian singer Shakira and R&B artist Usher will join NBC’s “The Voice” as coaches in the spring.
Shakira and Usher will replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green who will take a hiatus to promote their music careers. They are expected to return next fall. Both have been on the show since it premiered in April 2011.
Christina Aguilera says she’s taking a break from “The Voice” to promote her new album “Lotus” and go on tour. Something her fans have been waiting for since her last album, 2010’s “Bionic.” Cee Lo Green is also working on new music and an NBC comedy show, reports Entertainment Weekly.
“We are thrilled to welcome Usher and Shakira to ‘The Voice,’” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “Doing two back-to-back cycles of this show requires a tremendous amount of time, and we are happy to accommodate the commitments made by Christina and CeeLo. The participants on our show benefit from our coaches’ expertise and their continued success in the music business allows for significant new contributions to the contestants when they return.”
Shakira baby rumors have her as a new mom while on “The Voice”
This year, Shakira released her new “exotic” fragrance Elixir and is planning on releasing a new album followed by a tour in 2013.
“I’ll likely tour next year. I don’t like to stay off the road for too long,” Shakira tells Rolling Stone magazine in a July interview.
Back in July, the Shakira baby rumors flooded the tabloids as an insider close to Shakira leaked to the Colombian magazine Gente that the star was pregnant. The insider said Shakira and her Spanish soccer player boyfriend, Gerard Pique, were expecting in early 2013. The source even revealed the sex of the baby, a boy, and the name the couple was calling him, “Ulicito.” A few months ago, the Shakira baby rumors didn’t seem like rumors at all.
And if the Shakira’s baby rumors hold true then the 35-year-old star would be a new mom while taking on the role as a coach on “The Voice.” Not to mention that she will be busy promoting her new album and touring.
However, don’t dismiss the Shakira baby rumors just yet. Shakira’s silence on her pregnancy may be attributed to precautionary measures she is taking due to an illness called toxoplasmosis, which is a blood infection caused by a parasite. The HuffPost Voces reported that Shakira is seeking treatment for this illness and it is more common than people think.
Despite fans dying to know whether Shakira is pregnant, Shakira and Pique have not confirmed if there is a pregnancy. And in all likelihood, with some help, Shakira could pull it all off.
Does Shakira’s new role as coach for “The Voice” in spring dismiss baby rumors? Tell us in the comments.