Shakira made a very special appearance in New York this week, as she stepped out with her adorable baby son Sasha. The 38-year-old singer was spotted exiting a building with her nine-month-old boy in her arms on Thursday, smiling as she carried him protectively to a waiting car.
With her blonde curls falling around her shoulders, Shakira was flawless in an all-black ensemble as she cradled her youngest son, who looked adorable in a blue top and jeans, and cute red socks in the style of trainers.
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Shakira was pictured out and about in New York this week with youngest son Sasha
Sasha is Shakira's second son with long-term partner, Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué. The couple, who have been dating since 2010, are also proud parents to two-year-old son Milan.
Shakira is a devoted mother, and her dedication extends far beyond her own family. As a UN Goodwill Ambassador, the star is passionate about childhood development, and recently addressed global leaders at the UN to urge them to invest more money is helping youngsters.
The singer welcomed Sasha, her second son, in Barcelona on 29 January
"More than 100 million children are out of school and 159 million boys and girls under five are physical and cognitively stunted due to a lack of care and proper nutrition," she said. "Every year that passes without us making significant investments in early childhood and initiatives that address these issues millions of kids will be born into the same cycle of poverty and lack of opportunity."
Shakira has also established a foundation, Barefoot, which has built dozens of schools in poverty-stricken areas of her home country, Colombia, and increased access to education. And she's about to release an app, Grow, which offers articles of parenting, ideas for play and advice on raising children.
Gerard Piqué pictured in April with Sasha and big brother Milan
"I'm always online looking for advice and learning about being a mother," she told Yahoo when asked what had inspired her to make the app. "I know there are other mums who are also looking for tips and suggestions. That's the idea behind it. Mums can use the app to find ideas and support, and teachers can also use it to guide and plan their curriculum to help kids learn."
Then asked what kind of a mother she thought she was, she replied: "I'm sometimes a tiger mum, sometimes a worried mum. And sometimes I'm a guilty mum."