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Our heartiest congratulations to Chen Tian Wen and his wife on the latest addition to their family. The baby boy, who was originally due to arrive on Monday this week, finally made his highly-anticipated appearance this afternoon.
According to a statement shared by The Celebrity Agency, Tian Wen’s son weighs a healthy 3.54 kg. The 52-year-old said he will let the elders in his family decide on the baby’s name and joked that the baby will be nicknamed “Xiao Un (yes, that’s ‘un’ for unbelievable)” for now.
In a phone interview with Toggle, Tian Wen shared that his wife went into labour at round midnight today and finally gave birth to their son 10 hours later at 2.13 pm. When asked to describe his first impression of his son, the new father laughingly said: “He’s cuter than I thought he would be… The baby has a lot of hair! He’s really quite hairy – even I don’t have that much hair.”
The first-time father accompanied his wife in the delivery room and shared that he even played his hit song from Channel 5 sitcom Spouse for House, hoping his son would respond to it.
“When my wife was pushing, I played ‘Unbelievable’ (both the original and the SEA Games version, he adds) and ‘Sandcastle in my Heart’ because when she was pregnant, I sang these songs and he responded by kicking his mum’s tummy. So I thought if I played these songs, he’d be anxious and come out quickly.
“I also thought it’d help ease the tensed atmosphere!” chuckled Tian Wen.
His wife didn’t agree with his choice of music though, said the actor. “She said it was noisy and told me to stop playing the song (laughs). But that’s because she was in pain and would naturally be irritated by the noise.”
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Calling it his son’s “lullaby” in a previous interview with Toggle, Tian Wen said he has already sung the song to his newborn and was pleased to see the little baby reacting to it: “He opened his eyes and looked around, as if trying to find the source of the music.”
Even with the arrival of his son, it will be work as per usual for Tian Wen who is currently busy filming 118. His appearances might be reduced, however, as the scriptwriter understands that he has to be there for his family during this period of time.
Three days before the arrival of his son, at the 118 birthday party held to celebrate the birthdays of cast members born in the month of June, Tian Wen even brought his wife, Bao Xiao Hui, to join in the celebrations. Although she was advised by doctors to be admitted to the hospital, Xiao Hui wanted to conceive naturally instead of opting for an induced labour.
The couple also shared that they had their hospital bag with them, just in case the baby decides to arrive when they’re out. “That’s why the crew suggested that I bring her here because the hospital is just nearby,” he laughed.
Tian Wen once shared that he had plans to make a crib for his baby as his family runs a furniture business. However, as he had his hands full with work, his plans eventually fell through. “I’m so grateful that Cavin Soh bought one for us as a gift," he said.
Tian Wen married his 31-year-old wife, who is of Mongolian descent, in May last year.