Shakira names newborn son Sasha

Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Pique have named their newborn son Sasha Piqué Merbarak.

Shakira and Gerard Piqué
Shakira and Gerard Piqué

Shakira has named her newborn son Sasha Piqué Merbarak.

The 37-year-old singer, who also has two-year-old son Milan with boyfriend Gerard Piqué, welcomed their second child into the world in a hospital in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday night (29.01.15) via a scheduled Caesarean section.

The 'Beautiful Liar' hitmaker and the baby "are in excellent health," and the couple also explained the meaning of their tot's name in a statement via Shakira's website today (30.01.15), writing: "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. 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."

Gerard's proud father Amador Bernabéu also revealed Sasha looks more like the professional soccer player.

He told Hello! Magazine: "They've told me he looks like Gerard. Milan looked like Shakira when he was born, but this one looks more like his father."

The musician began dating the sportsman in 2010 and previously spoke about the joy she gets from being a mother, saying, "motherhood is everything to me", as well as praising her partner's hands-on parenting style.

She said: "He is very involved with his son. He is always there for him, and that's a big advantage for me as I cannot imagine it any other way."

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