It was back in September, when Columbian singer Shakira and Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué confirmed the news of expecting their first child together, a baby boy. She took the news to her blog, saying: “As some of you may know, [boyfriend] Gerard [Piqué] and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days.’
Months after the breaking news, the beauty goes ahead and bares her big baby bump in a romantic maternity shoot, taken in December 2012 by Jaume de Laiguana. She posted the intimate photos on her social accounts, writing: “We’d like to celebrate the imminent birth of our first child with all of you.’
Actually, this isn’t just a simple photo shoot. Shakira, who has been a global ambassador for UNICEF since 2003, organized a virtual baby shower with her beau and the organization in order to help poor children throughout the world. She wrote: “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. Thanks to all of you, they will receive in the form of inspired gifts, therapeutic food packages, vaccines, and rehydration salts, which will help save the lives of hundred of thousands of babies throughout the world. We’d like to thank you in advance, and we are very very happy to know that we can count on your support.’
All the fans, who donate to the cause, will receive a personalized “thank you’ from Shakira and Piqué. Moreover, they can win prizes for spreading the word with their friends and relatives. Go to shakira.socialtoaster.com and help thousands of children in the world, by making a small donation!
Photos courtesy of Shakira