It’s of­fi­cial: Mrs. Jay Chou is ex­pect­ing a baby

The China Post - - LOCAL -

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.

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