Jay Chou and wife Hannah Quinlivan expecting third child

PHOTO: Instagram/jaychou

Seems like the King of Mandopop was quite busy in 2021 despite not releasing the album that he promised since 2017.

In a photo published on his Instagram page today (Jan 19), Jay Chou announced that his wife Hannah Quinlivan is expecting baby number three. He didn't give any details on the gender or the date of birth aside from a hashtag that read "#arrivingsoon".

The photo shows Jay having a big reaction to Hannah's baby bump and was accompanied with the caption: "We originally wanted to announce the good news after the baby was born, but it looks like we can't keep it under wraps anymore."

Earlier today, it was reported that Apple Daily Taiwan broke the news of Hannah's pregnancy based on a tip from its reader. According to the source, Hannah is about two to three months pregnant.

The tip came about when the reader reportedly heard Hannah's sister telling her friends that Hannah is pregnant.

Considering that the couple went to great lengths to hide her pregnancy, the leak was rather unfortunate.

Just yesterday, Hannah posted a photo that she took with Jay at his birthday party and wore a loose-fitting coat that perfectly hid her belly.

Jay also posted a video taken at the same party which shows Hannah seated, her belly completely covered by her coat while she held a birthday cake over it.

The couple got hitched in 2015 and has two children — Hathaway, five, and Romeo, three.

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