Gerard Pique, 25, a soccer player announced via twitter that Shakira had given birth to their first child.
"Ya ha nacido nuestro hijo!" Pique wrote Thursday in his native Spanish on Twitter, announcing the "birth" of the couple's new son. "Estamos muy felices! Gracias a todos por vuestros mensajes!"(Roughly translated, that's, "We're very happy, thanks to everyone for the messages.") reported LOS ANGELES TIMES.
They have received many congratulatory messages from around the world. Many were not aware that as it turns out, Thursday was Dia de los Inocentes, Spain's Day of the Holy Innocents, similar to April Fool's Day in the U.S. Where many pull pranks and jokes on each other.
The FC Barcelona defender took to his twitter account on Friday to confirm the prank with a follow-up tweet, which translated means "It has a name! His name is Innocent! Happy April Fool's Day to all!" according to USA TODAY.
The news and media outlets picked up on the story rather quickly and reported it. Issuing false statements based on a prank. Realizing the confusion that he had caused the world Piqué took to his twitter account again to confirm that he was joking.
Shakira, 35, announced her pregnancy in September. The Columbian born pop diva is set to join NBC's The Voice as a mentor/judge when the show returns in March.
Shakira announced that she was pregnant in September. The star posted photos showing obvious signs of her pregnancy online. The couple then shared an ultrasound picture of their son early in December. Shakira is in her eighth month of pregnancy and working on her eighth album due out in 2013. Recent reports published by ABC NEWS have her giving birth in mid-January.