Being a first time mother is difficult -- but being one while you balance a successful music career and a mentoring role on one of the country’s most popular singing competitions, is what Shakira calls “deliciously overwhelming.”
On Monday, the Colombian superstar and fellow “The Voice” coaches -- Usher, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton -- sat down with TODAY’s Al Roker to talk about the show’s success, the chemistry on set, and the presence of baby Milan during the taping of NBC’s hit talent competition. (Check Out The Video Above)
And while motherhood may be delicious for Shak, she insisted that having to send home some of the artists on her team during the Battle Rounds has been ‘bittersweet.’
“You have the opportunity to watch the results of all the hard work and to see how much progress your artists have made, or not made,” Shak told Roker. “But at the same time you have to let one of them go and it’s sad. Sometimes, the guilt is overwhelming.”
Still, it seems Shakira has one little man in her life she’s not willing to let go. Earlier this month, the songstress released pictures of the her and baby Milan smiling on the set of “The Voice.”
— Shakira (@shakira) April 11, 2013
In reference to the proud mommy-baby pictures, Roker asked the star what it was like to have baby Milan on the set.
“Being a mother is deliciously overwhelming. It’s surreal. It’s a whole new experience to me, and I’m just discovering it second by second. And having him here, it’s great, it’s a new thing, it’s another part of me and my loved one. He’s accompanying me so I don’t feel alone.”
Last week, Shakira sent home R&B singer J’Sun and folk artist Mark Andrew but managed to use her two steals to pick up Latina rocker Karina Iglesias and powerhouse Sasha Allen. “The Voice” continues with its Battle Rounds this Monday and Tuesday at 8/7c on NBC.