Colombia’s pop star Shakira on Wednesday confirmed rumours she is expecting. The father is Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique.

In a message on her Facebook page, the Colombian star writes:

As some of you may know, Gerard 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.

Media had been speculating about Shakira’s pregnancy for months, but the singer and her beau until Wednesday refused to confirm the rumours.