Cupid's Pulse Article: Shakira Is ExpectingCupid's Pulse Article: Shakira Is Expecting

By Nicole Weintraub

Shakira Junior is on the way, according to The singer recently announced that she and her boyfriend of a year and a half, Gerard Pique, are expecting their first child together. The couple confirmed their relationship back in March of 2011 after Shakira broke things off with her boyfriend of over 10 years, Antonio de la Rua. Shakira and Pique, a Barcelona soccer star, are excited for the newest arrival to their family.

What are some ways to tell your partner about an unexpected pregnancy?

Cupid’s Advice:

Pass the rolls — I’m pregnant! Here are some ways to tell your partner about an unexpected pregnancy:

1. Prepare them: Instead of just coming right out and spilling the secret, you might want to say something leading up to the big news. Give them a moment to prepare themselves so they are not completely floored by the news.

2. Make it fun: Be creative and have fun with it! Be sure to have a video camera ready to record their reaction since this will be a moment you will want to have on file for future use.

3. Don’t tell anyone before them: Don’t tell anyone else before your partner if you want to be the one to tell them. News travels fast and you don’t want them to find out through someone else before you’ve had a chance to reach them.

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