Colombian pop star Shakira confirmed Wednesday that she is
pregnant with top Spanish football player Gerard Pique's baby,
saying "promotional activities" were on hold to focus on her
"As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting
the arrival of our first baby!" Shakira said in a statement on
"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."
The "Hips Don't Lie" singer said she would not participate in the
iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday and Saturday in Las Vegas.
"But I'm sure this weekend in Las Vegas will be spectacular and I
will be closely following everything that happens there!" she
"I'd like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant
love and understanding. Big kiss! And will see you very soon!"
This will be the first child for Shakira, 35, and Pique, 25, who
confirmed their relationship in March 2011.
Pique, a center-back for FC Barcelona, will be out for two to
three weeks after hurting his left foot in his side's 3-2 win at
home to Spartak Moscow in the Champions League, the club
His Twitter page featured a graphic of a pacifier, with a link to
NBC television announced Tuesday that Shakira would temporarily
replace pop singer Christina Aguilera as a judge on season four
of reality talent show "The Voice," along with R&B singer
Usher, who will sit in for Cee Lo Green.