Is Lin Chi Ling pregnant? That’s the question everyone seems to be asking since she announced her marriage to Japanese superstar Akira. And it seems now, people are still asking the same question.

The Taiwanese actress seems to have had enough of the rumours and uploaded a photo of her posing with a giant bowl of rice and a pouty face on Instagram, with the caption “Am I very fat? From now on, I can only eat one bowl of rice.”

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The subject of the 44-year-old’s pregnancy has been widely discussed in media reports and it seems that she has decided to respond after being dogged by rumours and speculations.

We also have to tip our hat to her for taking it on in such a classy fashion.

While other celebrities might feel justifiably frustrated and possibly lash out, the supermodel handled it with poise, grace and creativity.

I mean, how many times can you rubbish pregnancy rumours?

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A fresh batch of rumours was cooked up last Friday (Aug 30) after Apple Daily Taiwan published photos of Chi Ling arriving at work in a simple black number and sporting a slight belly bump.

The report also observed that she seemed to be radiating a pregnancy glow.

What could have possibly fuelled the rumours was the fact that her husband, Akira of Japanese boyband Exile, had previously said that there was a “big announcement” coming up, leading many to assume that Chi Ling was pregnant.

Previous media reports in July also alleged that Chi Ling had sought the help of a fertility clinic and undergone IVF treatment in an attempt to get pregnant.

In any case, it seems that there isn’t a bun in the oven right now.

According to Chi Ling, it’s just rice.

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Text: Bryan Lim / AsiaOne / September 2019