Colombian pop singer Shakira showed off her huge baby bump in a bikini with her boyfriend Gerard Pique. In the black and white photo, Gerard is shirtless and cradling her bump. The duo announced that she is expecting their first child and have also decided to have a baby shower online to benefit UNICEF.
She took to her official Twitter to say, “We’d like to celebrate the imminent birth of our first child with you all.” She tweeted that along with the above photo of the happy parents-to-be. We’re guessing by the size of her belly, that it won’t be long before we all get to meet their bundle of joy.
In addition to all of their baby bump goodness, the couple are also using this as an opportunity to raise money for charity. The duo have setup a website to take donations for UNICEF. Dubbed as Shakira and Gerard Pique’s World Baby Shower, the website allows fans to donate to the cause to help save the lives of children. From the website:
Shakira and Gerard Piqué are throwing a baby shower… with a twist!
It’s online, it’s interactive, and it’s for the benefit of babies everywhere. Shakira and Gerard want to highlight how children around the world still suffer from preventable illnesses, and they want your help!
Here’s how it works: guests can help save babies lives around the world by giving a UNICEF Inspired Gift – polio vaccines, therapeutic food, rehydration salts and more – to celebrate the occasion.
Guests can also become ‘UNICEF Champions’ and win prizes by spreading the word about the event with their friends. Champions earn points for each piece of exclusive content they share and increase their chances of winning signed Shakira CDs and DVDs and FC Barcelona shirts and footballs!
So come celebrate with Shakira, Gerard, UNICEF and thousands of others!
To explain, Shakira did a video telling fans, “As you all know, we will soon be welcoming our first child into the world, and to celebrate his birth, we’ve organized a virtual baby shower in association with UNICEF. In lieu of receiving gifts for our baby, as with a traditional shower, we would like to offer support for babies who live in conditions of extreme poverty throughout the world.”
Kudos to Shakira and Gerard Pique for making a difference in the world!