TAIPEI – It’s a girl. Pop superstar Jay Chou and model Hannah Quinlivan have welcomed their first child, their agents said tonight.
The confirmation came after rumours went round that Quinlivan, 21, had given birth to a preterm baby by caesarean, said United Daily News.
Chou, 36, had been so secretive about the birth that even his long-time manager J.R. Yang, who lives in the same area as him, did not know, said the report.
Called about the rumour, Yang said: “Good question. I have to check on this.”
Later, the star said through his manager: “We had a daughter. Hannah and I are very happy.”
But the new father did not disclose the date of the baby’s birth, said the report. However, Apple Daily, quoting the star’s family and friends, said the girl had arrived on July 10.
Chou said he would share his news online later, when he is calmer, reported United Daily News. There have been no updates on the birth on his social media accounts.
The couple wed in England in January. In the most recent post on his Weibo page, Chou shared a photo of himself and Quinlivan in Yilan, north-east Taiwan on July 5. He said they were celebrating their wedding anniversary, thus revealing that they had been legally married since July last year.