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Shakira Pregnant: Father Confirms News then Retracts, 'I Have Never Confirmed It' [VIDEO]

Shakira's father William Mebarak seemed to confirm the pregnancy of his daughter but later said the pregnancy rumors were "absolutely false."

By Sally Garcia, EnStars on Jun 22, 2012 03:20 PM EDT
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Colombian singer Shakira (L) is pictured in the stands during the Group C Euro 2012 soccer match between Spain and Croatia at the PGE Arena in Gdansk, June 18, 2012.  Gerard Pique not pictured.
Colombian singer Shakira (L) is pictured in the stands during the Group C Euro 2012 soccer match between Spain and Croatia at the PGE Arena in Gdansk. (June 18, 2012) (Photo : Reuters)

Shakira's father seemed to confirm the pregnancy of his daughter but later said the pregnancy rumors were "absolutely false."

A journalist asked Shakira's father William Mebarak if he was going to become a grandfather during an interview with the Colombian TV Show "La Otra Vision" (The Other Vision),

"Can I get the news first or should we wait more months to find out whether you will become a grandfather through Shakira?" the journalist asked.

"We hope," Mebarak said.

"But are the news coming? Hopefully the sign will come very soon..." the journalist pushed for an answer.

Mebarak paused for few seconds then smiled. "Yes, hopefully, hopefully the news are official soon."

The journalist clapped satisfied with the reply and said "Thank You!".

But later, Mebarak released a statement to a news agency claiming he never confirmed Shakira's pregnancy.

"I've heard from the press that some media confirmed the supposedly pregnancy of my daughter, that is absolutely false," he told in a statement to news agency Efe.

"I want to reaffirm, as I did in my recent interview, that I hope that happens soon because it will make us all happy. I have never said something different nor I have confirmed it."

The Colombian magazine Gente featured a cover story about Shakira being six weeks pregnant with her boyfriend Gerard Piqué's baby.

"The baby is due in early 2013. The couple found out the news while they were in Ibiza. So far there are no plans for a wedding," the magazine claimed.

The magazine said Shakira is waiting for the right moment to make the news public.

"Everything was planned. The baby will be born at the beginning of next year. This would be the first priority for the singer. At 35 years old, she thought she was missing the time to become a mom," the magazine said.

Mexican tabloids have also reported that Shakira is pregnant but that she is keeping the news to herself because she is suffering from a rare illness that increases the risks of miscarriage.

Mexican celebrities' site TV Notas reports that Shakira has Toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by eating raw or undercooked meat or carelessly handling litter of contaminated cats.

TV Notas also reports that Shakira asked at a hair salon if the hair dye was safe for a pregnant woman.

The Interview is Featured Below (Spanish):

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