Social media was filled with dedications to dads on Father’s Day yesterday (Jun 21), and Hongkong actor Shawn Yue also took the opportunity to casually spring a surprise on his followers: He and his 31-year-old wife, Taiwanese model Sarah Wang, are expecting their second child together.
At a glance, the 38-year-old’s posts on Weibo, Instagram, and Facebook seem pretty straightforward, with heart-warming pictures of him, Sarah, and their two-year-old son Cody hanging out in an open field. However, a closer look reveals that Cody is wearing a T-shirt that says “best brother” — an unexpected choice of attire for someone who was previously thought to be an only child.
Shawn’s captions on Instagram and Facebook also gave the good news away. “This is my best Father’s Day present,” he wrote, along with emojis representing a family of four, including a baby.
And just in case those signs weren’t clear enough, Shawn replied to a comment on Weibo asking if he has a second child on the way with a straightforward “yes”.
His agent has since “double confirmed” (as Singaporeans would say) the good news with a statement, saying, “Thank you for your blessings, and congratulations to Cody who is about to become a big brother.”
A few hours after Shawn’s announcement, Sarah took to her Facebook to reveal that Cody is probably still too young to understand that there will be another family member joining them soon.
“Mr. Yue and I have already mentally prepared ourselves. At the moment, the only one who may be out of the loop is Little Boss Yue, who doesn’t know that there will be someone to snatch his toys,” she wrote.
Sarah added that when she asked Cody if he prefers a younger brother or sister (the couple did not reveal the gender of their unborn child, nor when her due date is), he answered with “Lightning McQueen”, you know, the character from Cars.
Kids really do say the darndest things.