12/26/2012 03:16 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Shakira Baby: Gerard Pique Says Son Will Become FC Barcelona Member Once Born

Shakira, and her husband, FC Barcelona central defender Gerard Piqué,  expect their new baby boy in mid-January and upon his arrival plan to instantly make him a “socio” or Barcelona member. Piqué says his family did the same for him when he was born.

“I’m very proud – apart from the fact I didn’t take the decision to become a ‘socio’, because I was only a few days old, but it’s true that my grandfather and then my parents made me aware of what it means to be a fan, how to be a Barcelonista, and I’m very proud of that,” Piqué said in an interview with the Union of European Footballers Association.

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