It’s a beautiful Lunar New Year for Taiwanese model-actress Lin Chi-Ling and Japanese singer husband Akira, who recently welcomed their first child.

The celebrity couple shared the good news on social media on 30 January, with a photo of their baby’s tiny hand as it grasped both parents’ fingers.

“Thank you for coming into our family‼” wrote Chi-ling. “Finally, a little angel is born into our family. I hope to share my heartfelt joy with everyone I love at the beginning of this beautiful year.”

“Thank you for all the well-wishes. Happy New Year. I wish you all the best of luck, good health, to always be positive and for love to be by everyone’s side,” she added. gif maker
Lin Chi-Ling and Akira announced their baby’s arrival with this picture

Meanwhile, the EXILE member posted, “Keep hope alive, hope that pushes you forward, and our future will be filled with delightful love!”

“Celebrating Chinese New Year from tomorrow, I’d like to share my love and appreciation. I hope from the bottom of my heart that you all are having a great start of the year!! Thank you always for your love and support. I’ll do my best to live up to it,” he added.

The couple announced their marriage in 2019, surprising fans and media alike, as they have never been romantically linked to one another prior to the announcement.

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The couple got married in 2019

(Photo Source: Lin Chi-Ling Instagram, Akira Instagram)