Actors Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu welcome SG50 baby daughter

Joanne Peh, with actor-husband Qi Yuwu, on the red carpet at the premiere of movie 1965 on July 28.
Joanne Peh, with actor-husband Qi Yuwu, on the red carpet at the premiere of movie 1965 on July 28.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
Joanne Peh, with actor-husband Qi Yuwu, on the red carpet at the Star Awards Show 2 on April 26, 2015.
Joanne Peh, with actor-husband Qi Yuwu, on the red carpet at the Star Awards Show 2 on April 26, 2015.PHOTO: NEW PAPER FILE

SINGAPORE - It will be a double celebration for actors Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu, who welcomed their daughter two days ahead of Singapore's golden jubilee.

Peh gave birth to the girl naturally around noon on Friday at Mount Elizabeth, said Shin Min Daily News.

The couple's first child had been expected on Thursday, said Lianhe Wanbao. When the baby did not arrive and because Peh wanted natural childbirth, her doctor advised her to go home, rest and wait for two to three days, said the report.

On Thursday night, Qi got news that Peh's contractions had started, after going on radio to promote his movie 1965, said Shin Min. The couple checked into the hospital together.

He held her hand during the birth, which was filmed by a female friend, said Shin Min.

Peh, 32, and Qi, 38, married in September last year, after dating for more than a year. They had been colleagues and buddies for 10 years, before they announced their romance in April 2013.

It was weeks after she said she had split up with DJ Bobby Tonelli. Qi said then: "Sometimes, you break up with someone and walk out the door, and in the lift, you bump into Mr Right. Cannot meh?"