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  • 20 September 2012, 11:24

Hips Don't Lie: Shakira Expecting First Baby

Pop star Shakira has announced she is pregnant with her first child.

The 35-year-old posted on her website that she and 25-year-old boyfriend Gerard Pique "are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby".

Pique is a Spanish international footballer who plays for Barcelona.

The Grammy-winning Colombian singer is postponing promotional activities and will not perform at Friday's iHeartRadio Music festival in Las Vegas.

Shakira said in a 2009 interview that she was ready to start a family. She said: "I really would like to have a big belly."

She dated Antonio de La Rua, the son of former Argentinian President Fernando de la Rua, for more than a decade. They split in 2011.

Shakira is due to be a judge on the next season of US reality TV show The Voice.