Mexican actress gives birth to second child (Lead)

June 28th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Shakira New York, June 28 (IANS/EFE) Mexican singer and actress Thalia announced via Twitter that she has given birth in New York to a second child, a boy.

“Thalia, Tommy, and Sabrina joyfully announce the birth of Matthew Alejandro Mottola,” she said.

Thalia’s agent said: “All are well and they couldn’t be happier.”

Matthew is the second child the 39-year-old Mexican artist has had with music executive husband Tommy Mottola, 61, whom she married in December 2000. Their first child was Sabrina Sakaƫ, born in 2007.

The ex-chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment has two other children by a previous marriage, Michael and Sarah.

The Mexican actress, singer, writer and businesswoman has sold more than 40 million discs and her latest musical production, “Thalia en Primera Fila” (Thalia in the Limelight), was 35 weeks on the Billboard charts.

She currently hosts the radio programme “Conexion Latina” (Latin Connection).

Mottola has promoted the careers of outstanding artists like Celine Dion, Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Gloria Estefan, The Dixie Chicks, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.

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