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updated: 9/20/2012 8:09 AM

Shakira pregnant with first child

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  • Shakira announced Wednesday that she is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Gerard Pique, who is a soccer player for FC Barcelona.

      Shakira announced Wednesday that she is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Gerard Pique, who is a soccer player for FC Barcelona.
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NEW YORK -- Shakira is pregnant with her first child.

The 35-year-old pop superstar posted on her website Wednesday that she and 25-year-old boyfriend Gerard Pique "are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby." Pique, who is from Barcelona, is a soccer player for FC Barcelona.

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

Shakira said in a 2009 interview that she was ready to reproduce, explaining: "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 next season's "The Voice."

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