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Magic moment: Illusionist Lu Chen transforms into a father

2015/08/18 21:23:35

Lu Chen's wife Wang Xiyi (CNA file photo)

Taipei August 18 (CNA) Renowned Taiwanese magician Lu Chen's (劉謙) wife gave birth to a baby boy Sunday at an obstetrics and gynecology hospital in Chaoyang District, Beijing, according to the reports by Chinese media.

Taiwan's world-renowned magician shared his wedding photo on the Chinese social media site Weibo in May, announcing the marriage and later confirmed his wife's pregnancy in a media interview.

His wife Wang Xiyi (王希怡) is a Chinese print model and a third generation member of the Family Li Imperial Cuisine restaurant dynasty, a high-end Chinese restaurant chain, which is known for its recipes of imperial dishes from the Qing Dynasty.

Lu's agent said that the couple will hold wedding ceremonies in both Taiwan and Beijing sometime after Wang recuperates from childbirth, with the exact dates having yet to be determined.

(By Tsai Su-jung and Brook Hsiao)