It’s a boy! It’s a girl! It’s twins!
The stork was certainly busy in 2017. ELISA CHIA rounds up some of the celebrities and influencers who gave birth last year.
Joanne Peh & Qi Yuwu
First, a girl; now, a boy! The couple announced the birth of their son on April 21 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. He arrived after a 16-hour labour, during which Joanne chose not to use any pain relief again.
Well-meaning friends have been assuring the couple that the second delivery would be much smoother, but this was not the case for the 34-year-old who was thoroughly exhausted.
“Experienced mothers have been telling us that giving birth to the second child will easier. But it isn’t true,” Yuwu, 41, said in an interview. “After 16 hours in labour, Joanne told me that it was just as painful and as long as the first child. We felt a little cheated.”
Fiercely protective of their children’s privacy, they have not shared their son’s name. Even the firstborn, now two years old, is only known as Baby Qi.
The former bad boy is a happy, doting dad now. His new family photo made the rounds in July. In it, the Canadian-born singer and actor, 37, was holding a baby girl, flanked by his partner, Chinese-born model Qin Shupei, 28, his parents and his two older sisters. Behind them, party decorations spelled “Alaia's 100”.
The picture was uploaded by Edison’s friend with the message “100 days congrats”, and a netizen immediately did the math, concluding that the singer’s daughter was likely born on April 20.