Our congratulations to One FM DJ Melody Chen, 40 and her husband, actor Randall Tan, 42.
The newly minted parents announced on Saturday, November 4th the birth of their twin babies – Reuben Michael and Maegan Riley. According to their social media accounts, the twins were both prematurely several weeks ago.
Chen shared that the birth experience was “a harrowing start to [their] parenthood journey, from the emergency C-section to the constant worry about their survival.”
She also thanked both the medical teams from Mount Elizabeth Hospital, where she had the C-section, and Singapore General Hospital’s NICU team where she was later transferred to.
“Thank God for the swift medical team at Mount Elizabeth Hospital as well as all the amazing and dedicated angels at SGH’s NICU ward, the twins are finally now stable and slowly progressing day by day,” Chen shared.
The BEST birthday gift that this newly minted 40-year-old could possibly have! Yes, our precious #mezzarantwins have arrived! In fact, they were so excited to see the world that they came out way too early several weeks ago. However, all thanks to SGH’s neonatal medical help, our two little miracles are now stable and slowly packing on the grams. Yay! ☺️ It truly was a harrowing start to our parenthood journey from the emergency c sect to the constant worry about their survival, but we are extremely thankful for all the love and prayers for the twinsies and we are definitely keeping the faith that all will be well. Many thanks to the lovely nurses at SGH’s NICU for arranging a surprise photoshoot together with the twins for my birthday last night. My heart was bursting with joy to finally hold them close in my arms. Randall and I can’t wait for them to come home soon! ☺️ Anyways, my birthday month of November also happens to be Prematurity Awareness Month, so here’s a little love going out to all the preemies and preemie parents coping in their own individual parenthood journeys and not forgetting, the dedicated medical staff of every NICU ward. You are all truly God’s angels. ❤️ #preemies #preemieparents #godisgreat #miracleoflife #mezzaran #birthdayblessings #prematurityawarenessmonth #reubenmichaeltan #maeganrileytan
The new dad also took to sharing his excitement and love for his family on his Instagram on the birth of his twins: “After some real drama, Mel and I are really proud to announce that we are officially a family of four.”
“These two bundles of joy decided to give daddy a heart attack when they decided that enough is enough and come out to meet everyone. So now, instead of just one to love, I now have three! Mel and I cannot wait to bring them home soon!” he adds.
And then there were 4! After some real drama, Mel and I are really proud to announce that we are officially a family of four. Thanks to the amazing team from Mount Elizabeth Hospital to the Heroes and Heroines of the SGH Neonatal team, our babies are stable and piling on the weight. These two bundles of joy decided to give daddy a heart attack when they decided that enough is enough and come out to meet everyone. So now, instead of just one to love, I now have three! Mel and I cannot wait to bring them home soon! #preemies #preemieparents #godisgreat #miracleoflife #mezzaran #prematurityawarenessmonth #reubenmichaeltan #maeganrileytan #mezzarantwins
The celebrity couple got married nine years ago, and had tried for a baby since. In 2012, Chen suffered a miscarriage and a failed in-vitro fertilisation attempt.
Their twin babies were conceived naturally.
Congratulations to the new family!