After months of speculation, reports have finally confirmed that Shakira is pregnant. According to HuffPost Voces, the "Hips Don't Lie" star is 4 months along and expects to deliver her baby by cesarean in January 2013.
The report claims that the reason Shakira and her boyfriend, soccer player Gerard Pique, have remained mum about the baby news is because the mom-to-be has been suffering from toxoplasmosis during pregnancy, an uncommon blood infection that may be caused by parasites transmitted by infected meat, fruit, or vegetables. She has been receiving treatment from renowned doctor, Víctor Gonzalez-Quinteros.
Despite rumors that she is expecting a boy, a source close to Shakira revealed that the pop star is in her 17th week of pregnancy and doesn't know the sex of the baby as of yet.
"It's too premature to know the sex of the baby as of now," said the insider. "She's going to have to wait four more weeks to find out." The source also states that Shakira and Gerard are thrilled about their first child.
Congrats to the lovely couple!