Celebrity babies who joined the pack in 2018

2018's been a busy year for the stork indeed!

2018's been a busy year for the stork indeed!
2018's been a busy year for the stork indeed!
25 Dec 2018

2018's been a busy year for the stork indeed!

It's the time of the year again, where we look back at the year, and round up some of the celebrity babies who've entered the world this year.

In 2018, our celebrity parents span a wide variety of ages, from over-50 dads Leon Lai and Harlem Yu, to the youngest dad (and mum) on our list, Korean idols 26-year-old Minhwan (of Kpop band FT ISLAND fame) and 21-year-old Yulhee, who used to be part of Kpop girl group Laboum.

As always, while we've cast our nets far and wide in an attempt to seek out all the celeb parent-to-bes at the start of the year, there remains a few who've managed to surprise us with their announcement of their new arrivals (We're looking at you, Cecilia Cheung!)

Click on to see the lucky ones who've joined the ever-increasing ranks of celebrity babies this year!

Proud parents: Jason Zhang, Xie Na
Proud parents: Jason Zhang, Xie Na
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Jason Zhang, Xie Na

Birth date: February 1
Baby Number: One and Two
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Chinese host Xie Na and her husband, Chinese singer Jason Zhang welcomed not one, but two new additions to their family this year, with the birth of their twin daughters. Born on February 1, the new parents announced their arrival with a photo of their hands forming a heart shape over the babies’ small feet. In the months leading up to their birth, Xie Na, who's best known for co-hosting the Chinese variety show Happy Camp, reduced her workload considerably, to focus on her pregnancy.

Proud parents: Leon Lai, Wing Chan
Proud parents: Leon Lai, Wing Chan
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Leon Lai, Wing Chan

Birth date: April 23
Baby Number: One

Hong Kong Heavenly King Leon Lai's little bundle of joy is one mysterious baby. Born on April 23 to the 52-year-old's partner and former sales manager (who happens to be 19 years his junior), Wing Chan, not much is known about the baby girl. Days after the baby was born, an anonymous source leaked the name and ward of the new mother, resulting in a mass of journalists camping out at said hospital, in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the family-of-three.

Three months later, the public finally managed to get their first look at Baby Lai, with Leon posting a picture of the chubby-cheeked cherub on his Weibo account. However, since then,  it has been radio silence from the 52-year-old with regards to more pictures of his baby girl.

Proud parents: Cheryl Wee, Roy Fong
Proud parents: Cheryl Wee, Roy Fong
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Cheryl Wee, Roy Fong

Birth date: April 26
Baby Number: One

What's a good birthday present for someone who might just have everything? Well, this year, actress-entrepreneur Cheryl Wee was gifted the best possible birthday present for her 31st birthday. Though it came a day late, the arrival of her first child, a baby boy named Marc, was, without a doubt, the best birthday present for her. Since then, the 31-year-old has pulled out all the stops for Marc, judging from the grand party organised to celebrate Marc's 100th day.

Proud parents: Sarah Wang, Shawn Yue
Proud parents: Sarah Wang, Shawn Yue
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Sarah Wang, Shawn Yue

Birth date: May 11
Baby Number: One

Though little Cody may be less than a year old, he's managed to fully capture the heart of his doting dad, Hong Kong actor Shawn Yue. A day after the birth of Cody, Shawn uploaded snaps of him at the gym lifting weights, with the caption, "Getting ready for Cody".

The actor also went on a months-long hiatus after the arrival of his son, to spend more time with Cody, as well as alleviate the burden on Sarah. Since then, he has expressed his desire to have more kids, so that Cody can have a playmate. Guess we can look forward to the couple making their second appearance in our yearly celebrity parents list soon!

Proud parents: Ben Goi, Tracy Lee
Proud parents: Ben Goi, Tracy Lee
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Ben Goi, Tracy Lee

Birth date: Believed to be in early May
Baby Number: One

Former actress Tracy Lee preferred to keep things private when it comes to matters regarding her firstborn, nicknamed 'Ben Junior' for his resemblance to his father, businessman Ben Goi (also known as the Popiah King’s son). Though the 33-year-old has yet to reveal the face of her baby son, judging from the snaps (and captions) she posts on her Instagram account, the chubby-cheeked baby is definitely the apple of everyone's eye.

Proud parents: Masa, Vicky Hsieh
Proud parents: Masa, Vicky Hsieh
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Masa, Vicky Hsieh

Birth date: May 27
Baby Number:  One and Two

Looks like Xie Na and Jason Zhang aren't the only new parents to welcome twins this year! Taiwanese rock band Mayday's bassist, Masa and his wife, Vicky Hsieh welcomed their bundles of joy in May this year.

A week after the birth of his baby son and daughter, Masa took to Singapore along with his Mayday bandmates to play at the National Stadium for their Mayday 2018 Life Tour Singapore concert. Speaking to the press at a press conference after the concert, Masa expressed his happiness at becoming a dad, saying, "I’m really happy and blessed, so much so that I sometimes wonder whether this is the best thing in my life and if my life will only go downhill from here. I’m very thankful.”

Proud parents: Minhwan, Yulhee
Proud parents: Minhwan, Yulhee
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Minhwan, Yulhee

Birth date: May 28
Baby Number: One

The youngest couple (he’s 26 and she’s 21) on our list this year, Korean idols Minhwan, the bassist of Korean band FT ISLAND, as well as former Korean girl group member Yulhee, welcomed their baby son, Jaeyul on May 28 this year. Since then, the couple has started an Instagram account for their son, with his adorable looks charming fans all over the world. The family-of-three is currently appearing on the Korean reality show, Mr. House Husband, giving the public a glimpse into the life of the new family.

Proud parents: Kingone Wang, Lin Xiao Wei
Proud parents: Kingone Wang, Lin Xiao Wei
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Kingone Wang, Lin Xiao Wei

Birth date: July 1
Baby Number: One

The Taiwanese actor hit fans with a double whammy in May this year, when he announced that he had secretly tied the knot with his non-celebrity girlfriend, Lin Xiao Wei, in November 2017, and that his first child will be born in the next month. 

Though the expected due date of his first child was a tad off, with the baby girl only making her arrival on July 1, we reckon that it was definitely worth the wait for 38-year-old Kingone. The actor shared that she had his mother’s eyes and his nose, and called her “a little beauty” for her adorable “eye-smile”, in his first post announcing the arrival of his little bundle of joy. 

Catch Kingone in Till We Meet Again on Toggle.

Proud parents: Evelyn Wang, Xu Bin
Proud parents: Evelyn Wang, Xu Bin
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Evelyn Wang, Xu Bin

Birth date: July 10
Baby Number: One

Xu Bin sure is living life in the fast lane! After announcing his intention to wed his girlfriend of three years, Evelyn Wang in October last year, the couple said their 'I dos' the very next month, in Singapore, Fujian, and Wuhan, China. Then, in July this year, the 29-year-old announced more good news – that he is now the proud father of a baby boy, nicknamed Xiao Mumu.

Since then, Xu Bin has been taking to fatherhood well, gushing about the apple of his eye in an interview with Toggle, and we can't fault him for that, with Xiao Mumu's doe-eyed peepers capturing the hearts of everyone.

Proud parents: Joshua Ang, Shannon Low
Proud parents: Joshua Ang, Shannon Low
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Joshua Ang, Shannon Low

Birth date: August 1
Baby Number: One 

The I Not Stupid star and his flight attendant wife welcomed their first child, a baby boy in August this year, after tying the knot in March. Since then, little Jedaiah has featured heavily in the 29-year-old's instagram, with the proud father posting snap after snap of his son.

Proud parents: Kiki Ting, Yoga Lin
Proud parents: Kiki Ting, Yoga Lin
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Kiki Ting, Yoga Lin

Birth date: August 10
Baby Number: One

This celebrity couple has been more than forthcoming with regards to their little bundle of joy, a boy nicknamed 'KUBBE'. After all, child-rearing is hardly a walk in the park. From the ups, to the downs of being new parents, Kiki and Yoga has gone through quite a bit in their journey so far. Here's to more updates about little 'KUBBE', and pretty please, more pictures of him too!

Proud parents: Jeremy Leung, Linda Chung
Proud parents: Jeremy Leung, Linda Chung
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Jeremy Leung, Linda Chung

Birth date: Mid-Late August
Baby Number: Two

Bucking the trend, Canadian-born actress Linda Chung chose to have a natural birth at home for her second child, in Vancouver, Canada. Though she did not reveal the exact birthday of little Jared, the 34-year-old is not shy about sharing pictures of her two kids. Revealing that Jared looks just like his older sister, Kelly, Linda laughed that her family often remarks that she "gave birth to fraternal twins". 

The actress married her husband, chiropractor Jeremy Leung in 2016 and welcomed her daughter in August the same year. Since then, she has mostly been based in Canada, though she does return to Hong Kong occasionally for work commitments.

Proud parents: Lee Jinglei, Wang Leehom
Proud parents: Lee Jinglei, Wang Leehom
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Lee Jinglei, Wang Leehom

Birth date: August 25
Baby Number: Three

Looks like Leehom's two princesses, Wang Jiali and Wang Jiana will have one more playmate this year, with the arrival of theirbaby brother, Wang Jiayao. The 42-year-old and his wife, who tied the knot in 2013, welcomed their first daughter, Jiali, in 2014, with Jiana making her arrival two years later, in 2016. Will Leehom's family welcome their sixth member in 2020? Only time will tell...

Proud parents: Lynn Hung, Ken Kwok
Proud parents: Lynn Hung, Ken Kwok
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Lynn Hung, Ken Kwok

Birth date: Believed to be in late August
Baby Number: One and Two 

Joining the ranks of Xie Na and Jason Zhang, as well as Masa and Vicky Hsieh is Lynn Hung and Ken Kwok, with twin daughters of their own. Believed to have been born in late August (Lynn did not reveal their date of birth in her initial announcement), the twin girls were named Kaylor and Lyvia, with the first letters of their names corresponding to the English name of Ken and Lynn.

Proud parents: Mei Ling, Vincent Ng
Proud parents: Mei Ling, Vincent Ng
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Mei Ling, Vincent Ng

Birth date: August 30
Baby Number: One

After a whirlwind romance, former Mediacorp actor Vincent Ng tied the knot with his non-celebrity wife, Mei Ling in July last year. A little more than a year later, the couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Zander. More recently, the 43-year-old threw abumble-bee themed party to celebrate Zander's 100th day, in tune with his nickname of 'Little Bumblebee'. How adorable!

Proud parents: Harlem Yu, Jinny Chang
Proud parents: Harlem Yu, Jinny Chang
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Harlem Yu, Jinny Chang

Birth date: Believed to be on November 22
Baby Number: Two

Taiwanese singer Harlem Yu and his newscaster wife, Jinny Chang, welcomed their second bundle of joy less than a month ago, a year and a half after the birth of their firstborn, a baby girl nicknamed 'Honeydew'. Though the birth of their second child has not been 'officially' announced, third-time dad Harlem (Ed's note: The 52-year-old has a son from his first marriage to Taiwanese singer-actress Annie Yi) indirectly confirmed the news in a recent post on Facebook. As before, Harlem has taken a temporary hiatus from work, to spend more time with his family.

Proud parent: Cecilia Cheung
Proud parent: Cecilia Cheung
25 Dec 2018

Proud parent: Cecilia Cheung

Birth date: Believed to be in November
Baby Number: Three

This addition to our round-up of celebrity babies this year is none other than Hong Kong singer-actress Cecilia Cheung's little bundle of joy, a baby boy who was born in November. Ever since it was first reported in late November that the 38-year-old had secretly given birth to her third child, Cecilia has hogged entertainment headlines all across Hong Kong. Finally, after close to half a month of radio silence, as well as mounting rumours, her agency finally announced on December 17 that Cecilia had indeed given birth to her third child, a baby boy who is officially one month old. With one mystery behind us, we wonder, if the final mystery – theidentity of her baby daddy, will be revealed before the end of the year?

Proud parents: Sonia Sui, Tony Hsieh
Proud parents: Sonia Sui, Tony Hsieh
25 Dec 2018

Proud parents: Sonia Sui, Tony Hsieh

Birth date: December 18
Baby Number: Three

Taiwanese model-actress Sonia Sui and her husband welcomed their baby boy in December, after announcing that they were expecting their third child in September this year. Prior to giving birth, Sonia and Tony went on a vacation, touring around Europe. The 38-year-old's svelte figure throughout her pregnancy earned her the envy of many expectant mothers, with Sonia making sure to remain active even in her third trimester.

Baby Ollie has two older siblings – Max, born in 2015, and Lucy, born in 2017.

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