Just Kidding! Shakira’s Birth Announcement Was a Joke

December Fool!

Last night, Shakira’s husband, Gerard Pique, sent a birth announcement via Facebook and Twitter: “Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thank you all for your messages!”

Yep, we believed it.  And so did thousands of well-wishing fans.

Turns out that the dad-to-be was just having a little fun at our expense. Today is El Dia de los Inocentes (Innocent’s Day) in Spain and Mexico – the country’s version of April Fool’s Day – and the Barcelona-based Pique didn’t want to let it pass unnoticed.

Gerard tweeted in Spanish this morning: “[He] has a name! His name is Innocent! Happy Dia de los Inocentes to all!”

So Shakira is still very much pregnant, with a due date estimated around mid-January.

(For the record, we weren’t the only celeb site that took the bait. Us Weekly reported the birth last night, but removed the post this morning and replaced it with this update.)

Well, it’s back to the bump watch, red-faced but wiser. We’ll still be delighted when the real birth announcement comes…but we’ll take a look at the calendar just in case.

What do you think? Would you ever pull a pregnancy or birth joke on anyone?

[Photo: via PacificCoastNews.com]

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