‘Tis the season of great news! In the past two months alone, many celebrities have announced that they are expecting new additions to their family. Scroll through the gallery to see who’s going to be a father/mother next year.
Aaron Kwok and Moka Fang
Aaron Kwok confirmed yesterday that his wife, Moka Fang, is expecting again. He told the media that he shared the news to share the joy this festive season, but said that the couple doesn’t know the gender of the baby yet.
This came after speculations that Moka was pregnant after she appeared at a recent charity dinner with what looked like a baby bump. The couple welcomed their first child, Chantelle, in April last year. Aaron had missed the birth of his daughter because he was at a table reading for a movie. He told the media that he planned to put his acting activities on hold for the first half of next year so he wouldn’t miss the birth of his second child; he would go on a concert tour instead.
Image: TPG/Click Photos, Moka Fang’s Weibo
Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi
Aaron is not the only celebrity to share good news. Taiwanese media reported that singer-actor Nicky Wu is another celebrity who will become a father soon. Apple Daily Taiwan reported on Thursday (Dec 20) that his wife, Chinese actress Liu Shishi, is five months pregnant and the couple are having a son. The estimated date of delivery is May next year.
Nicky, 48, confirmed the news on his Weibo account on Thursday afternoon. In a posted updated at 4.26pm, he wrote: “We are looking forward to a new member of the family with excitement and joy. Thank you, everyone, for your concern.”
Shishi, 31, was tagged in the post. Apple Daily Taiwan said she is currently staying in Taipei and likely to give birth in Taiwan.
Nicky, a member of defunct Taiwanese boyband Little Tigers and the star of Chinese television serial Scarlet Heart (2011), married Shishi, his on-screen lover, in Beijing in 2015 and held a wedding ceremony in Bali a year later.
Image: TPG/Click Photos
Kevin Cheng And Grace Chan
The couple announced last month that they are expecting their first child. The pair, who got married in Bali in August, shared the news via Grace Chan’s Instagram page. She wrote, “Thanksgiving is about celebrating and being grateful for all that we have. So on this special occasion, my husband and I are excited to share one of the biggest gifts that God has blessed us with… We’re having a 𝐵𝒜𝐵𝒴! ❤️☺️ Though we have so much to learn about being parents, we promise to do our very best to take care of the newest addition to our family!”
Image: Grace Chan’s Instagram
Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin
A month after they tied the knot, celebrity couple Ruco Chan and Phoebe Sin announced that they were expecting their first child. The couple uploaded a photo of Scrabble pieces that were spelt out as “Ruco, Phoebe, Baby is coming” on their respective Instagram account to break the news. Ruco wrote, “2018 is really an unforgettable year, and I have another status! I look forward to your arrival.” The next day, he uploaded a childhood photo of himself with a lengthy caption, apologising for the sudden announcement of his marriage. He also addressed the differing opinions people had about their marriage, and asked for everyone to share their joy.
Image: Ruco Chan’s Instagram
Eliza recently announced that she’s five months pregnant. She broke the news about her pregnancy on December 6 through her Instagram account, uploading a photo of her and her husband with the caption “B-a-b-y coming 2019!” While attending an event recently, she doesn’t know the baby’s gender yet, but she has been looking at baby clothes in gender-neutral colours. She also says that she plans to continue working after giving birth. Her baby is due April 2019.
Image: Eliza Sam’s Instagram