1. Shakira is the latest celebrity to star in a maternity photoshoot. The Colombian singer and future judge of The Voice US has shared the images on her social media accounts, adding, “We’d like to celebrate the imminent birth of our first child with all of you.” Unlike the slew of stars who have posed naked in recent months, 35-year-old Shakira accessorised her bump a tad more sensibly, with a bikini top and loose-fitting pants.
The baby boy, due to arrive at the end of the month, will be the first child of Shakira and her partner, Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué.
As part of UNICEF’s Inspired Gifts program, the couple are hosting a ‘virtual baby shower’, asking fans to purchase items ranging from mosquito nets to polio vaccines for children in need – rather than sending gifts for their future son.
“We hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations,” the couple said.
Take a look at the photos and other pregnant celebrity photo shoots in this gallery.
3. Sir Elton John and partner David Furnish have welcomed their second baby boy via surrogate.
Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John (try saying that five times fast without hiccuping over the syllables) was born in Las Vegas late last week.
Elijah is the new brother of 2-year-old Zachary, who was reportedly born to the same surrogate mother.