Shakira Wants to Raise Son Out of the Limelight
Pregnant pop star Shakira has spoken of how she wants her toddler son to enjoy a ‘normal’ childhood.
The Colombian beauty has been open about her family life with her Spanish soccer star beau Gerard Pique since they welcomed their first child in early 2013, and she has previously shown off their son, Milan, at big events, including the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in July, when she performed her soccer anthem La La La (Brazil 2014).
However, the Hips Don't Lie hitmaker admits she is trying to reduce the amount of interaction the tot has with the public ahead of his second birthday in January, to allow him to grow up away from the glare of the spotlight.
She told Spain's ABC newspaper, "I liked being able to share with fans and the people who have always supported us... but now that Milan is growing and has stopped being a baby... I would like him to enjoy a normal childhood, as much as that is possible."
Shakira reveals the toddler has no idea his parents are celebrities and she wants to keep it that way for as long as possible.
She explains, "Milan still does not realise that Gerard and I are famous, because that is all he knows. He recognises us on television and in ads, he points and says 'Mama!' and 'Papa!', but does not know that other kids do not find the image of their parents on a toy box."
Shakira and Pique have been together since 2010 and are expecting a baby brother for Milan in early 2015.