Newlyweds Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan announce pregnancy on Facebook

Looks like the pregnancy rumours were true after all!

Mandopop king Jay Chou announced in a Facebook post on Friday that he and his 21-year-old wife Hannah Quinlivan are expecting a child.

He posted a photo of him with a ball stuffed under his t-shirt while standing next to his wife who showed off her pregnancy bump in a basketball jersey.

The photo was accompanied by a caption that read: "Let's see who is better at carrying a ball," which is a common Chinese phrase to describe pregnancy.

Another photo showed a backlit Quinlivan cradling her visibly pregnant belly.

Chou told Asian media last year that he hoped to have children in the near future.

The couple married on January 18 in a fairy-tale wedding ceremony in Yorkshire, England and also had two other celebrations in Taiwan and Australia for their families.

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