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Fame and celebrity

Canto-pop star Aaron Kwok becomes a father at 51

Veteran Hong Kong singer-actor shares the news on social media

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 September, 2017, 11:57pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 September, 2017, 9:40am

Canto-pop star and actor Aaron Kwok Fu-shing is celebrating fatherhood at the age of 51.

The singer-actor broadcast the good news by posting a picture of his first child’s hand grasping its parents’ fingers on his official social media account on Friday morning.

He did not show the baby’s face, reveal the date of birth, or specify whether it was a boy or girl.

“Happy ... grateful! Us three!” Kwok wrote on his Sina Weibo account, China’s version of Twitter.

“Grow, family, protect,” the caption continued, accompanied by smiley face emoticons.

Another image in the Weibo post showed a pair of pink footprints with the title: “Welcome, little one”.

Kwok wed Shanghai model Moka Fang in April at Hong Kong’s Peninsula hotel. He announced his relationship with the 29-year-old model in December 2015 on Weibo.

By 11.30pm, the post had attracted more than 130,000 likes, and over 9,500 comments.

Netizens and fans congratulated Kwok on becoming a father, wishing him “every happiness” and “blessings for the rest of his life”.

Kwok rose to fame in the 1990s as one of Hong Kong’s “Four Heavenly Kings” – alongside Jacky Cheung Hok-yau, Andy Lau Tak-wah and Leon Lai Ming – and was the last of the four to get married.