Shakira and her soccer star boyfriend,
, have announced the birth of their baby boy -- for real this time.
The singer's official website says the baby was born Jan. 22, 2013 at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain. His name is
Milan Piqué Mebarak, which means he will have his mother's surname. (She was born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll.)
The online statement reads:
"The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.
Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth."
The newborn weighs in at a whopping 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Both Shakira and Milan are said to be in excellent health following the delivery.
In December, Gerard
pranked Shakira's fans
by tweeting the news that she had given birth, but this time it seems to be the real deal.
Congratulations to the happy family.