Every once in a lifetime you find your other half who you love and cherish through the good and the bad.
That is exactly what Shakira did when she found her soul mate, Gerard Piqué, five years ago when she was gearing up to shoot the music video for the Official World Cup song, “Waka Waka.” Now, not only do they share two boys together but what a coincidence it is that they also happen to have the same birthday, February 2.
“I met my son’s dad because he was actually [playing] at the World Cup and he said, ‘I am gonna win this World Cup, so I can see you at the finals,’ and he won,” Shakira confessed to Entertainment Tonight.
“For a few years … I was not feeling the love. Suddenly I meet Gerard and the sun comes out,” she told Elle Magazine in 2013.
Little did they know that their interaction at the World Cup would bring them more joy than they had ever known. As time went by the lovebirds were seen together, attending soccer matches and canoodling until finally confirming their relationship in march of 2011 when she posted a picture of both of them on her Instagram.
In January of 2012 they made one of their first red carpet appearances together at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala. Shakira dazzled the fútbol community in a red strapless Furne One gown.
Several months later in late September of that same year, the “She Wolf” singer announced that she was pregnant with their first child and she was happier than ever.
“I could be another 9 months like this,” she wrote on her Instagram.
On January 22, 2013 Shak gave birth to a gorgeous son, Milan Piqué Mebarack and the first picture that we saw of their bundle of joy was when he turned two months old.
The couple continued to grow and blossom as they resided in Spain, traveling and enjoying their time together as a family.
Fans of the Columbian singer and Spanish soccer players were thrilled to see the couple as happy as could be and seeing little Mili grow up in front of their eyes.
As the couple continued to attend events together we saw their intimidate side and Shak wasn’t one to hide all her PDA moments from the cameras.
Once again Shakira and Piqué took on the 2014 World Cup in Brasil together where he took center stage playing for Barcelona and she sang “La La La” for the closing ceremony.
Soon after rumors of a second pregnancy started to circulate and it wasn’t too soon until she couldn’t hide her baby bump any longer.
The couple shared their official baby bump news and a picture of her growing belly on Instagram the night that she attended an event to promote her newest fragrance.
On January 19, 2015 the couple invited the world to shower their baby by holding a World Baby Shower event to support UNICEF’s work for children where they invited fans to donate and give “Inspired Gifts” that directly benefited UNICEF’s work in some of the poorest places on Earth.
And finally on January 29, 2015 Shak and Piqué welcomed into their world their second son, Sasha Piqué Membarack in Barcelona. On this special day they shared their enthusiasm and gratefulness with their fans.
And today, Feb. 2, the newest member of the family got to go home from the hospital and celebrate his parent’s birthdays.
Happy Birthday Shak and Gerard and congratulations on your expanding family. ❤