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Shakira and soccer player Gerard Piqué welcome son No. 2

Shakira and Gerard Piqué with their first-born, Milan.
Shakira and Gerard Piqué with their first-born, Milan. UNICEF/Twitter

Singer Shakira and soccer player Gerard Piqué have added another “player” to their growing family. The couple welcomed their second son in Spain on Thursday.

“We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at 9:54 pm, in Barcelona,” said an announcement on the singer’s web page Friday morning.

“The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means 'defender of mankind' and 'warrior.' The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health.”

The 37-year-old singer and 27-year-old FC Barcelona player are already parents to a 2-year-old son, Milan. Recently all three have been involved in a virtual World Baby Shower that raised money for UNICEF.

The couple had kept the gender of the new baby a secret until Shakira’s parents accidentally spilled the beans, telling Hola! magazine, “Yes, another little boy. A playmate for Milan.”

Congrats to all.

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