Shakira gives birth to girl, 2nd child with Spanish football star Gerard Pique

By on February 1, 2015

Shakira. oouinouin / Flickr.
Shakira. oouinouin / Flickr.

MADRID—Colombian pop singer Shakira says she has given birth to a girl, her second child with partner, Spanish football star Gerard Pique.

In a statement on her official Twitter account Friday, Shakira, 37, said Sasha Pique Mebarak was born Thursday at 9.54 p.m. in Barcelona.

The note said the name Sasha was of Greek and Russian descent and meant “defender of mankind” and “warrior.”

The statement said mother and daughter were in excellent health.

The couple’s first child, Milan, a boy, was born in January 2013 in Barcelona.

Shakira and 27-year-old Pique have been a couple for the past four years.