Shakira's Baby Bump
Shakira's Baby Bump Facebook/shakira

Colombian singer Shakira, who is expecting her first child with Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, posted a photograph of her boyfriend and herself on Twitter, with this caption: "Podría estar 9 meses más así! I could have another 9 months like this! Shak"

However, pregnancies aside, the She Wolf singer has been very busy in recent weeks and has not been shy about showing off her growing baby bump. Last month, the mother-to-be took the stage for a concert in Azerbaijan's capital city, Baku, for the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup closing ceremony... in skin-tight black leggings and a figure-hugging embellished top.

In an earlier comment, accompanied by a photograph of her in a grapevine-coloured dress with a belt above the bump, Shakira wrote: "Now I don't have a six pack, only one pack!!"

As for her first child, we do know the baby is going to be a boy. The happy mother confirmed the gender in an interview with a German television channel.

"It's gonna be a boy. [Pique] is the best thing that ever happened to me in my whole life. And now we are having a baby," she said.

Meanwhile, Colombian magazine Gente believes to have uncovered the proposed name of this celebrity child, who is due in January - Ulicito. Furthermore, the magazine also claims Shakira will deliver through a C-section.

Shakira and Pique, a Spanish international, met when he featured in a music video for the theme song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Pique, who is 10 years younger, confirmed their relationship in March last year, with a Facebook post and photograph of the two. Rumours the singer was pregnant followed about a year later (in June) and were strengthened after the two were seen shopping for maternity clothes in Miami.

The Hips Don't Lie singer previously dated Antonio de La Rua, the son of former Argentine president Fernando de la Rua, for 11 years before breaking up in 2011.