Taiwanese singer Christine Fan revealed on Aug 24 that she is pregnant, with not one, but two babies.
According to Chinese media reports, her pregnancy went against the odds as doctors said the 38-year-old songstress had only an eight per cent chance of getting pregnant with twins.
Rumours swirled around that the babies were conceived through artificial insemination, which her husband, popular TV host Blackie, had denied.
But his subsequent refusal to address the question led to more frenzied speculation among netizens and the media.
Fan later revealed that she had gone through several rounds of hormone treatments to boost egg production, but the conception was the result of "human effort".
According to Fan's management, the pregnancy was only discovered after Fan suffered a bad fall in June, for which she required 25 stitches.
But the journey to motherhood has been hard on the lithe singer, who at 1.71 metres tall, weighs only 48kg.
To make matters worse, she suffered heavy bleeding six weeks into her pregnancy.
Since then however, Fan has been eating more and packed on 3kg as a result.
In the big reveal on Aug 24, Fan and Blackie, who have been married for three years, posted a photo on Weibo of themselves with the ultrasound photo of their babies.
The pair have been nicknamed "big panda and small panda", alluding to the bruises Fan suffered in the fall which led to the discovery of her pregnancy.
In a post on Aug 26, Blackie wrote about the arduous journey to parenthood, and his desire to maintain a little privacy during this time. But he gushed that despite the difficulties, "the result is beyond our wildest dreams".