It will be a double celebration for actors Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu, who welcomed their daughter two days ahead of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee.
Her 38-year-old husband was by her side during her 16-hour labour, during which she did not use any pain relief.
Joanne, 32, wrote: “Holding my baby girl for the first time is so comforting and surreal.”
“When my daughter looked at me as I held her in my arms, I’ve felt that we’ve known each other for a long time.”
On Aug 6 night, Yuwu got news that Joanne’s contractions had started, after going on radio to promote his movie 1965, said Shin Min. The couple checked into the hospital together.
Joanna and Yuwu married in September last year, after dating for more than a year. They had been colleagues and buddies for 10 years before they announced their romance in April 2013.
(Photos: Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu, The Straits Times, Shin Min Daily News)