"We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at 9:54pm, in Barcelona," it read in an update on her website. "The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means 'defender of mankind' and 'warrior.'"
The post continued: "The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health."
The player's proud grandfather Amador Bernabéu also spoke with reporters on Friday, sharing more details about the tot. "They've told me he looks like Gerard," Pique's father told Hello! "[Their first son] Milan looked like Shakira when he was born, but this one looks more like his father."
The international sensation, 37, announced in August she was expecting again during an interview with Spanish Cosmopolitan. She added via Twitter: "Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you all for your well wishes!"
The following month, Shakira's parents Nidia Ripoll and William Mebarak Chadid revealed the baby's gender. "We're very happy. She's having another baby boy — a playmate for Milan," they told Hola! magazine.
Shakira and the pro soccer player, 27, first met at the 2010 World Cup. The singer was on hand at the time to perform the World Cup anthem "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa.") They welcomed son Milan in January 2013.
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