Vivien Yeo (楊秀惠) shocked local fans yesterday (Monday, 27th April) when she announced the arrival of her new child on Instagram.
Prior to this, many weren’t even aware that she had been pregnant for the past few months. In case you didn’t know, the TVB actress tied the knot with her non-celebrity husband Yip Sai Yeung (葉世揚) last year.
In her heartwarming post, the Johor-born star wrote:
“This year’s mother’s day, I can celebrate it as the role of a mother. I received such a precious mother’s day gift ahead of schedule. Because of the outbreak and lockdown protocols in Malaysia, the baby’s birth process was not easy at all. There were constant changes and emergencies, but luckily my daughter was finally born to this world safely. Once again, thank you to the medical staff in Malaysia for taking good care of me. I wish them and medical workers all over the world can successfully overcome this pandemic soon.”
It’s safe to assume that Vivien wanted to be close to her family during the birth of her first child instead of the couple’s home in Hong Kong (rumoured to be Mount Butler Road in Jardine’s Lookout).
Her post has since been flooded with congratulatory messages from fans and industry friends (including Ben Yeo, TAM, Priscilla Wong, Rainky Wai, Jessica Kan, Myolie Wu) alike.
It’s no wonder Vivien hasn’t been spotted in Hong Kong, or promoting her latest series, “Brutally Young” (十八年後的終極告白) in person.