These days, it seems like Hongkong singer-actor Edison Chen’s bad boy past is long behind him.
In an interview last year, the 39-year-old made his intentions to retire this year known, saying that his “entire way of thinking” has changed since he welcomed his daughter, three-year-old Alaia into his life.
His socials are more-or-less filled with super wholesome shots of Alaia and his partner, Chinese supermodel Qin Shupei. And he’s certainly mellowed out plenty, though he’s not averse to throwing some shade once in a while.
With the COVID-19 pandemic grounding many people, Edison has been spending a lot of time with Alaia and Shupei in California. And reports now say that they are living there permanently. Recently, the family-of-three went out for some fresh air at the local park when quarantine restrictions were eased.
Shupei posted pictures of their little outing on her Instagram, captioning it “one day out”. Edison also replied to the post, writing that it was their "own way" of enjoying a day out.
On Father’s Day, which fell on June 21 this year, Edison posted a picture of his baby girl posing next to a card she had made for him, writing that he was “happy to be a father for my blessed family”.
Shupei also dedicated a post to Edison on her own Instagram, sharing a picture of Ed and Alaia playing together in their living room. In the picture, Edison can be seen on all fours with a unicorn horn attached to his forehead, apparently playing “horsie" for an elated Alaia.
A far cry from his early-2000s days, indeed. But hey, maybe that’s the charm of having a daughter.
Edison’s family is said to be equally enamoured with little Alaia, with Edison’s elder sister, Tricia Chen, posting pics of her goofing off with the adorable tot on her own Instagram as well, calling it a "priceless time with [my] niece”.