Hong Kong stars Kevin Cheng, Grace Chan welcome baby boy post-Valentine’s Day

February 18, 2019
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    Hong Kong power couple Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan have also welcomed their first baby on Feb 15, following Taiwan singer-songwriter David Tao’s newborn on Feb 13.

    Interestingly, both first-time dads are 49 years old and have baby boys.

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    A day before delivering her baby by Caesarean-section, Grace uploaded a black and white video on Instagram, calling pregnancy “one of the most unique experiences” of her life.

    “I’m going to admit it hasn’t been all rainbows and butterflies, but that’s the beauty of this journey. With that said, I am so grateful to everyone who has been a part in supporting and loving me during this time, thank you,” the 27-year-old added in her caption.

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    She revealed her baby’s face and name today (Feb 18) on Instagram, writing: “Welcome to the world, Baby Rafael! Daddy and Mommy have been longing for this special moment!”

    “Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Stubbs Road for making his arrival the most comfortable and stress-free! More importantly, thank you for respecting our privacy so much!”

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    She continued: “Finally, just want to let everyone know that Mommy is healthy! Baby R is behaving~ And Daddy is taking good care of all of us! What more can we ask for?”

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    Kevin posted the same photo on his Instagram account, along with a caption that said: “Every parent will say their BB (baby) is the cutest… I finally understand!”

    Related: Myolie Wu is pregnant again, set to welcome Year of the Pig baby

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    Before little Rafael’s arrival, Grace threw an Instagram-worthy baby shower party for her friends in January.

    Related: Ella Chen, Gigi Leung and celeb parents share CNY family photos

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    The newlyweds, who tied the knot in Bali in August 2018, shared that they will be expecting a baby in 2019.

    Chan, 27, announced on Instagram on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 22: “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!”

    Related: Hong Kong stars Ruco Chan, Phoebe Sin expecting first baby

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    Cheng, 49, also posted a similar message on Instagram in Chinese.

    The couple did not give further details on the pregnancy or when the baby is due, but their 22-year age gap may have spurred their decision to have a baby as soon as possible, reported Jayne Stars.

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    The pair reportedly dated for three years, soon after meeting each other on the set of supernatural TV drama Blue Veins in 2016, where Chan played a woman who pined for Cheng’s vampire hunter character.

    Related: Aaron Kwok shares first family picture from 53rd birthday party

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    In July this year, Chan confirmed rumours that she was engaged to Cheng on her social media accounts.

    She wrote: “I believe many people have been waiting for this…so here I am, proud and extremely excited to announce that YES, I AM ENGAGED! Kevin and I have been dating for over 3 years and there was never a doubt in my mind that he was THE ONE! So when he popped the question last Christmas, the answer was a definite YES!”

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    Chan confessed during a 2016 interview with The Straits Times that she had never watched any of Cheng’s dramas before getting to know him.

    However, she said that Cheng had given her many pieces of advice on acting, which she believed would help her improve her acting skills.

    Related: Jacelyn Tay divorcing after 8 years of marriage

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    Cheng, who in the past had been extremely private about his relationships with actresses Charmaine Sheh and Niki Chow, was noted to be unusually open about his relationship with Chan.

    Several Hong Kong media outlets had speculated that Cheng’s age may have been the reason for this change, indicating that the heart-throb actor was finally ready to settle down and get married.

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    The large age gap between the pair has earned them their fair share of doubts from fans and the media, but Chan was unfazed by naysayers.

    In 2016, she told ST that she did not mind being in a May-December relationship. She said at the time: “We’re equal partners in the relationship. It’s not like one is the sidekick to the other.

    “We’re both the superheroes in this sense. Whenever we’re together, I’m happy and comfortable enough that I never feel like a shadow.”

    A version of this article first appeared on Asiaone.

    (Photos: Instagram/Kevin Cheng/Grace Chan)

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