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Shakira is Pregnant! And She Lands a Judging Role on 'The Voice' Alongside Usher

Shakira is preggies!

That's right. 35-year-old Shakira is expecting her first child with boyfriend Gerard Piqué, a 25-year-old Spanish soccer star. She announced the news on her website:

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.
This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, but I’m sure this weekend in Las Vegas will be spectacular and I will be closely following everything that happens there!
I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding.
Big kiss!
And will see you very soon!

Shakira will also be joining The Voice on their judges panel. The NBC reality show has hired her and Usher as “coaches” for the upcoming spring edition of the series, according to reports. They’ll replace Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, who are expected to return to the show next fall.

Given the judges’ level of success and tour schedules, it’s difficult to have any of them appear on the show all season now that NBC has decided to run the series in the fall and spring. Christina is releasing a new album and going on tour. CeeLo is developing new music plus working on a scripted comedy series for NBC based on his life.