It was not long ago that Chinese supermodel Ming Xi tied the knot with Mario Ho, the son of casino tycoon Stanley Ho.
With the marriage came the pregnancy rumours. Many suspected that the supermodel, who has walked for the Victoria’s Secret Show, was pregnant at the time of engagement.
It turned out to be true, after all.
The newlyweds have welcomed a baby boy on Thursday (Oct 24).
Mario shared the good news on Instagram and posted photos of his wife, Ming Xi, cradling their newborn son Ronaldo in a hospital bed surrounded by family and friends.
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好久不見！跟大家分享一個我們家族的大喜訊！我和我老婆@mingxi11 升級當爸爸媽媽了！ 謝謝我老婆小明！陪伴她從懷孕到生產的這段時間里，我才知道當媽媽的犧牲與不易。以前她走路都蹦蹦跳跳，懷孕以後走路都不方便，還要忍受強烈的孕吐和難以控制的情緒波動，這世界上的媽媽們實在太辛苦了！謝謝老婆熬過那段時間，為我生下一個健康又可愛的寶寶。 我爸爸下個月就98歲了，他對於我來說，是像超人一樣的存在，無所不能，我小時候的願望他通通能幫我實現。可對於他自己，卻一直有一個願望沒有實現，那就是抱孫子。今天終於能夠很高興地告訴他，他有長孫了！他老人家的願望終於實現了，我們家終於有第五代的男丁了！ 對於寶寶的名字，我們家一直都是根據族譜 「啓 世 鴻 猷 廣」取名的，第二個字是每一代通用的，第三個字一般是父親取，寄寓對小孩的希望。我爸以前說過，他的財富是他給每一個兒孫的禮物，能積累多久多少就看自己的本事了。可是對於長孫而言，他希望給到一份獨一無二的，一份能夠陪伴一輩子的禮物，那就是把他自己的名字送給長孫來繼承。所以，我兒子很榮幸地叫何廣燊，希望他能夠像他爺爺一樣，成為一個有益於社會的傳奇人物。我給廣燊取的英文名叫Ronaldo，希望他會又高又帥，既有天賦，又能通過自身努力贏得世界的認可，沒壓力哈 兒子No pressure！ 再次謝謝我的老婆，你是最棒的，我愛你❤️！🥰
In the post, he thanked her for going through pregnancy to deliver a cute and healthy baby. “You’re the best, I love you!” he wrote.
With Ronaldo’s birth, Mario said he has finally helped to fulfil his 97-year-old dad’s wish of having a grandson.
Stanley, a casino tycoon from Macau, also gifted his first grandson his own name (Ho Kwong Sun after Ho Hung Sun).
As for why he named his son Ronaldo, Mario said that he hopes his child would be tall, handsome, and talented (like a certain footballer, perhaps).
“No pressure, son!” the new dad quipped.
Mario, 24, first met Chinese supermodel Ming Xi, 30, through his sister Sabrina Ho. The couple fell in love and started dating after being paired up on the reality dating show Mr Left, Mr Right in 2017.
After Mario popped the question in a fairytale proposal in an upscale Shanghai mall in May this year, the couple registered their marriage and became parents within six months.
Although they kept the pregnancy a secret until Ronaldo was born, netizens speculated that Ming Xi already had a bun in the oven when the Chinese Victoria’s Secret supermodel was seen wearing a flowing dress and sneakers at the proposal.
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I’m so happy right now, I can’t believe I actually married the girl I said I was going to marry when I was younger. Girl of my dreams is now going to be my wife, how fairytale can life get for me??? I love you everyone who came to support and witness this victorious moment of ours, thank you!!! I’m still in disbelief!!! #Engaged
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Text: Lam Min Lee / AsiaOne / October 2019