Shakira wins first legal battle against ex-boyfriend, Antonio de la Rua. (Photo : Shakira en Flickr)
Many celebrities turn up pregnant these days.
Weeks ago, Megan Fox "unofficially" announced her pregnancy. Then, a week later Claire Danes and Matthew McConaughey's wife Camila Alves also announced that new children were on the way. Last week, Penelope Cruz was added to that list.
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Now it seems that Shakira may be primed for her first child.
Colombia's Gente Magazine is reporting that the Colombian superstar, 35, is expecting the child of boyfriend Gerard Pique, 25.
The couple is fresh off purchasing a home in Esplugues de Llobregat in Barcelona and speculation has it that the couple may be prepping the home for the arrival of their new child in early 2013.
Of course, this is not the first time Shakira pregnancy rumors have surfaced.
Just a month ago, news spread that the singer was expecting when Mexican site TV Notas made the assertion. The gossip site stated that Shakira was two months pregnant and her baby was due by the end of the year.
Shakira immediately took action and contested the rumor. Her manager Xavier Menes also rejected the rumor and instead stated that Shakira was "pregnant with new songs that are INCREDIBLE!"
The Latin Superstar and soccer player Piqué started dating a few months after collaborating on the filming of the music video for the South Africa World Cup theme song "Waka Waka" (This Time for Africa). Soon after filming the video, reports emerged that that the two were dating even though the two were dating others at the time. Shakira was dating Antonio de la Rua, her boyfriend of nine years.
Shakira eventually made an official confirmation of their relationship on March 29, 2011, via Twitter and Facebook. Rumors promptly followed this past October that the two had ended their relationship, but Shakira's team denied the allegations.
Rumors have long plagued the life of the superstar. A few weeks ago, a rumor spread that the singer from Barranquilla was allegedly posing nude for Playboy. Eventually, Shakira quelled the rumor on Twitter.
Pique, 25, is currently a defender for FC Barcelona. He won the World Cup Championship with the Spanish National Team in South Africa in 2010. More recently he won the 2012 Euro Cup Championship with the Spanish squad.