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Shakira Pregnant With First Child

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Colombian singer and UNICEF Goodwill ambassador Shakira meets with Israeli and Palestinian school children during her visit to a Bilingual school on June 21, 2011 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by David Vaaknin/Getty Images)

Colombian singer and UNICEF Goodwill ambassador Shakira meets with Israeli and Palestinian school children during her visit to a Bilingual school on June 21, 2011 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by David Vaaknin/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSMiami/AP) – More good news for Colombian singer Shakira who has announced she is pregnant with her first child.

The 35-year-old pop star posted on her website Wednesday that she and 25-year-old boyfriend Gerard Pique “are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby.” Pique, who is from Barcelona, is a soccer player for FC Barcelona.

The couple has been dating for more than two years.

The Grammy winning singer is postponing promotional activities and won’t perform at Friday’s iHeartRadio Music festival in Las Vegas. “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,” she wrote.

Shakira said in a 2009 interview that she was ready to reproduce, explaining: “I really would like to have a big belly.”

She dated Antonio de La Rua, the son of former Argentinian President Fernando de la Rua, for more than a decade. They split in 2011. Shakira and Pique met in 2010 when he appeared in her video for the South Africa World Cup theme song, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).”

The news about Shakira’s pregnancy comes right after learning she’ll be a judge on next season’s “The Voice.”

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