(LOS ANGELES) — Shakira is known for her sexy dance moves, but the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer and The Voice coach admits she was insecure about her body after giving birth to her first son, Milan, in January.
“It’s hard to deal with a lot of the things that you have to deal with. You know, looking at your new image in the mirror. I looked like a Shar-Pei when I first delivered,” Shakira admitted on a special Mother’s Day edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which aired Friday. “I was like, ‘Oh my God. Am I ever going to be sexy again? Is my man ever going to feel attracted to me again the way he used to be?'”
Shakira’s boyfriend is soccer star Gerard Pique. The two welcomed their first child in Barcelona, Spain.
Spanish media reports had suggested that Shakira, who’s 36, had scheduled a Caesarean section, but that didn’t make childbirth any easier for her.
“Delivering a baby is not as idyllic as people make it seem,” she told Ellen. “Don’t expect that he is going to be rosy cheeks, cherub when he is born. Actually, when I saw mine, I was like, ‘Oh my God, he’s purple and wrinkled!'”
Ellen also gave Shakira a special gift for Milan: his own mini-Voice revolving red chair, complete with his own little button to push. Demonstrating how the chair spins around, Ellen said, “If he wants to have dinner and playtime, he turns around. If not, he doesn’t!” Shakira said the gift was “the cutest thing ever!”
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