HONG KONG, June 13 — The first photo of what appears to be the 100-day celebration for Edison Chen and Shupei Qin’s first child together has been making the rounds on social media.
In the photo, the new dad, if that really is the case, can be seen cradling the newborn in front of a banner that reads: ‘Alaia’s 100th’.
The 26-year-old Shanghainese model stands to his left, as other members of his family including his parents and two sisters flank them.
The picture leak comes after a screenshot of a private message allegedly indicating that Qin had already given birth to their daughter was sighted by Hong Kong gossip sites at the end of April.
The message said to be written by a friend was sent to a private message group.
It read: “A daughter is born. Bless EDC. They haven’t announced it yet, but the daughter really looks like her father for the most part. [She’s going] to be a beauty. Bless!”
In March, multiple entertainment sites reported that Chen and Qin were expecting their first child together in April.
While neither confirmed the pregnancy rumours, Qin pretty much put her successful modelling career on hold for reasons unknown after her last runway appearance in September 2016 for New York Fashion Week.
The only time that Chen has appeared to let his guard down and addressed the fatherhood rumours publicly was during a recent concert in Xian.
According to reports, the singer asked the audience: “Xian, does everyone really remember me? If I were not so crazy, would you still remember me? If I got married and have a baby, would you still remember me?”
Chen and Qin’s relationship first came to light in May 2016, when paparazzi spotted them kissing on the streets of Hong Kong.
Qin’s divorce from Leigh Gow, general manager of the Huayi Brothers Fashion Group, was finalised that same year after four years of marriage. They did not have any children together.