Gerard Piqué Pulls Prank Over Shakira's Baby News
News and social media sites lit up on Thursday after Shakira's boyfriend Gerard Piqué posted a message on Twitter, announcing the arrival of their baby boy.
Hold off on the congratulations — at least for now.
“”Our son has been born!” he wrote in Spanish. “We’re very happy! Thank you all for your messages!”
But the baby buzz was short-lived after the father-to-be’s fan following started calling out the coincidental timing of it all — Dec. 28 is Dia de Los Santos Inocentes in Spain and parts of Latin America, a holiday much like April Fools’ Day.
And all bets on baby’s birth were officially off when Piqué confessed to his prank with a follow-up message Friday morning.
“He has a name! His name is Innocence!” he Tweeted. “Happy Day of the Innocents to everyone!”
— Aaron Parsley and Anya Leon