28/12/2012 09:57 GMT | Updated 28/12/2012 16:09 GMT

Shakira And Gerard Pique Welcome Baby Boy

UPDATE: While Shakira has been pregnant for a while now, it appears the announcement of her baby's birth was a prank by her partner Gerard Pique as part of Spain's equivalent of April Fools Day, Dia de los Innocentes. Well done Gerard, you had us all fooled!

Colombian superstar Shakira and her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique have received a late Christmas gift after welcoming their first child.

The 'Hips Don't Lie' hitmaker gave birth to a son on Thursday and her elated partner took to his official Twitter account to share the happy news.

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He wrote in a post, "Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thank you to everyone for your messages!"

The name of the baby boy has not yet been released.

Shakira began dating sportsman Pique in 2011 after splitting from her longtime boyfriend Antonio de la Rua.

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