Singer con­firms baby ru­mours dur­ing thanks­giv­ing cer­e­mony

New Straits Times - - Front Page - SYAHIRAH MOKHTAZAR KUALA LUMPUR

SHE has won count­less awards and ti­tles in her ca­reer as a singer. But Malaysia’s No. 1 singer Datuk Siti Nurhal­iza is about to em­bark on her big­gest ad­ven­ture yet: she’s about to be­come a mother.

“Al­ham­dulil­lah, it is with great plea­sure that I an­nounce I am four months preg­nant,” said Siti, 38, at a ‘ma­jlis kesyuku­ran’ (thanks­giv­ing cer­e­mony) at her house last night.

“No words can de­scribe how I feel right now. God has given me the rezeki (for­tune) to have a baby at the age of 38, and in the 11th year of my mar­riage,” she added.

The news came hot on the heels of Siti’s de­ci­sion to take a break from the mu­sic scene four months ago.

“I hope that with this an­nounce­ment, it con­firms all the ru­mours and spec­u­la­tion that has been go­ing around re­gard­ing my de­ci­sion to take a break.

“For now on, I will have to slow down on my ac­tiv­i­ties to fo­cus on my baby.

“My hus­band (Datuk Seri Khalid Mohd Jiwa) and I would like to thank every­one for their well wishes and prayers,” she said.

Siti Nurhal­iza show­ing off her baby bump.

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