International renowned singer Shakira, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Gerard Pique, recently showed off her baby bump to the world. She had also launched an online baby shower just for a cause, where Shakira is requesting her fans to honour their child by supporting UNICEF in giving underprivileged babies around the world a healthy start in their respective lives. Such a noble thought and deed!
The singer is UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is insisting fans to purchase gifts for some of the world's poorest babies. The couple posted an invitation on Twitter on Wednesday, January 16, 2013.
Shakira and Gerard said in a joint statement on Twitter, "Dear Friends, Having our first baby is such an incredibly happy time for us. That's why we want to invite you to our baby shower... with a twist. Rather than asking you to give gifts to our new baby, we're asking you to honour him by supporting UNICEF in giving underprivileged babies around the globe a healthy start in life. It would really mean a lot to us."
Further added, "You can choose an Inspired Gift from our registry - to give the gift of immunizations so more babies grow up healthy and disease free, rehydration salts to save children's lives and therapeutic food so babies will get enough to eat," the couple wrote.
"Every expectant parent around the world shares all the same hopes and dreams for their children that we do. Yet, many don't share the same opportunities. Together, we know that we can change that," the couple wrote.
Shakira and Gerard had also posed a couple of very intimate pictures online, featuring both in a very candid moment. Shakira posed in a bikini top and skirt, whereas boyfriend Pique is topless in one of the photos. The 35-year-old Shakira is been dating Pique for around two years.
The link to the virtual baby shower is - http://uni.cf/baby