Shakira is rumored to be induced today, sources say. The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer allegedly wants her baby boy born on her terms and scheduled the birth around her and boyfriend Gerard Piqué’s social and work calendar.
This morning, the singer’s boyfriend and father to the soon-to-arrive baby boy confirmed that the delivery will happen in Barcelona sometime today. Spanish newspaper La Razon reported yesterday that the singer was going to have her delivery induced in order to resume her long list of professional responsibilities.
While the delivery was set to be an induction, Shakira was allegedly admitted to the Teknon Clinic in Barcelona on Sunday. The singer has called the city home since she and soccer star Piqué became official in 2010.
According to the publication, Shakira made an emergency visit to the medical center after feeling increasing discomfort and abdominal pressure. Piqué was with her as well as two of his brothers. As of Tuesday, however, the baby had yet to make his way into the world.
The couple share a birthday of February 2, and some fans have asserted that the couple should wait until then to deliver.
Piqué and Shakira, global ambassador for UNICEF since 2003, are very involved with philanthropic projects through her non-profit “Pies Descalzos.” The couple asked for donations instead of gifts for their son.
“We’d like to celebrate the imminent birth of our first child with all of you,” Shakira wrote on Twitter and Facebook.
“We’d like to thank you in advance and we are very, very happy to know that we can count on your support” she added. You can watch a video about the baby shower below.