Shakira is pregnant! The 35-year-old singer posted the news, in both English and Spanish, on her website Wednesday.
"As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At the time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities over the next few days," Shakira wrote.
The Colombian star also announced that she would be canceling her appearance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on September 21 and September 22, where she was set to perform along with fellow Latin entertainers Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull.
Pregnancy rumors first hit the blogosphere in June, when Fox News speculated that the singer and her boyfriend, 25-year-old FC Barcelona soccer star Gerard Piqué, had purchased a swank mansion in Barcelona because she was already expecting. In late July, the rumors seemed all but confirmed when the couple was spotted shopping for maternity clothing in Miami. The baby is the first for both Shakira and Piqué, who first began dating in April 2011.
It sounds like 2013 is gearing up to be a busy year for the pint-size star. On Tuesday, NBC announced that Shakira, along with Usher, would replace Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo as judges on its popular singing competition, "The Voice," in Season 4.
At The Summit Of The Americas 2012
Colombian singer Shakira performs the Colombian National Anthem during the opening remarks of the Summit of the Americas at the Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala Convention Center in Cartagena, Colombia, April 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Shakira at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes
Supporting Hand Over Of Land Titles To Marginalized Communities
Colombian singer Shakira holds a child during an event to hand over land titles to representatives of the Afro-Colombian community at the Plaza de San Pedro in Cartagena, Colombia on April 15, 2012. The land restititution is an attempt by Colombia to recognized marginalized communities who were forced from their land by armed groups. US President Barack Obama attended the event. AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Receiving Her Medal
Colombian singer Shakira poses with France's minister for Culture and Communication Frederic Mitterrand after being awarded with the medal of knight of the Order of Arts and Letters on January 28, 2012 in the French southern city of Cannes.
Shakira and Piqué
Shakira arrives with Pique to the FIFA Ballon d'Or award at the Kongresshaus in Zurich.
At the 2011 Grammy Awards
Colombian musician Shakira claims her award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album during the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada in November 2011.
Shakira and Sofia
Colombian actress Sofia Vergara presents Colombian singer Shakira with the Person of the Year Award onstage during the 12th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.
2011 Person Of The Year Award
Honoree Shakira performs during at the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year award ceremony.
Shakira Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Shakira is honored on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame in November 2011 in Hollywood, California.
Shakira at White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Shakira took part in the President's Advisory Commission of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in Washington in October 2011.