It’s official: Mrs. Jay Chou is expecting a baby
Taiwanese Mandopop king Jay Chou ( ) on Friday posted photos on his Facebook page showing his wife’s baby bump, with his management company confirming the news that the famous singer is set to become a father for the first time.
One of the two photos shows Hannah Quinlivan, aka Kun Ling ( ), standing sideways and resting her hands beneath her baby bump, while the other photo shows the sportswear-clad couple standing next to each other, with a playful Chou showing off his own “baby bump” — apparently by stuffing what might be a bas- ketball under his T-shirt.
The post reads: “Jay: let’s see who is better at traveling with the ball.”
Contacted by reporters early Friday, Chou’s record and management company JVR Music International confirmed that the two are expecting their first child.
The news came after Chou, 36, and Quinlivan, a 21-year-old Australian- Taiwanese- Korean model, walked down the aisle mid-January in a church in England, following their registration as a couple in 2014.
It also followed rumors that Quinlivan has been pregnant for some time, as she has been seen wearing loose-fitting clothes in public. Neither the due date nor the gender of the baby is immediately known.
On Friday, fans poured in their congratulations on the singer’s Facebook page, leaving messages including “Congratulations my idol,” and “Oh my god, the man I had a crush on for 18 years is going to have his own baby just like that. What an incredible feeling. Best wishes.”
Chou had expressed his desires to become a father in the past.
He had vowed to get married at age 36, saying “I don’t want there to be a big (age) difference between me and my children,” as he would still like to keep up and have fun with his children when they reach the age of 20.
His parent’s divorce when he was a teenager left a scar on the heart of Chou, who once told a TV channel that he “will never get a divorce” because of the painful lesson learned from his parent’s broken marriage.
The singer, who had described himself as a “sweet, family oriented and responsible man,” had also mentioned that he hopes to have five children and would encourage them to form a band and learn to play piano as he did.