Photos: Carole Lin, Avenue 8
Despite being told by a gynaecologist that conceiving at her age would be difficult, 42-year-old Carole Lin successfully got pregnant after just two months of trying for a baby with her American-born Korean husband David Lim.
Today (August 19), the actress gave birth to an SG50 baby girl, five days ahead of her August 24 due date. The child was delivered via C-section due to low amniotic fluid.
“David and I are excited to announce the birth of our beautiful daughter, Brooklyn Lim, today. Brooklyn was born on 19 August 2015, at around 6.48pm, weighing a healthy 3kg at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. I had a smooth delivery and am recovering well,” Carole shared in a statement, also thanking well-wishers, the hospital staff and Dr Ann Tan, who was also Vivian Hsu’s obstetrician.
She continued, “We appreciate all the advice and recommendations offered by our friends and family; and with chiropractic care by my husband, I truly enjoyed a healthy and smooth pregnancy. We have been eagerly looking forward to embarking on the special journey, and are so happy that little Brooklyn is finally here. She is such a blessing to us and we hope that she will be a blessing to the people around her as well.”
Carole and David, 39, met at a social gathering for chiropractic care specialists. After about four years of dating, David proposed to Carole, who had just returned from filming her last drama The Journey: A Voyage overseas, with a painting of his own. The couple exchanged vows in an intimate, spring-themed ceremony at W Singapore on June 22 last year.
In addition to being husband and wife (and now father and mother), David and Carole are also the Director and Creative Consultant respectively at Wellness for Life Chiropractic, which David co-founded in 2007. This is her third marriage since 1999.
The birth of Carole’s daughter marks the sixth celebrity baby arrival in Singapore this year. Locally based Malaysian actor Zen Chong's wife gave birth to their first child, daughter Aryssa, on April 6; Veteran actor Chen Tian Wen became a dad to ‘Xiao Un’ on June 12; YES 933 DJ Lin Pei Fen had son Luke on July 17; Joanne and Qi Yuwu welcomed ‘baby Qi’ on August 7; and Taiwanese star Vivian, who is married to a Singapore-based businessman, finally held her son in her arms on August 13 after a difficult pregnancy.
Taiwanese model/actress Sonia Sui, who is currently eight months pregnant, also plans to give birth here, and Singapore-born Leon Jay Williams entered fatherhood on January 26 when his little girl Harper Ann was born in Taiwan.