Yan Yikuan Writes Loving Letter to Wife Before Daughter’s Birth

Mainland artistes, Yan Yikuan (严屹宽) and Sunny Du (杜若溪), welcomed the arrival of their daughter today. Yikuan shared the good news on Weibo this morning and posted a picture of the family of three inside the delivery room. However, he blocked the face of his daughter to preserve privacy. He wrote, “Eight pounds, seven ounces–fat baby girl is here! Mother and daughter are safe.”

The night before Sunny went into labor, Yikuan wrote a heartfelt letter expressing his love and gratitude for his wife. Sharing this letter openly with fans, Yikuan wanted others to understand the journey the couple made after Sunny became pregnant, as well as the sacrifices a mother makes.

The Grief of Two Miscarriages

Yikuan revealed the grief the couple faced when Sunny had two miscarriages in their four-year marriage. “I don’t know whether the right moment hasn’t arrived or we were unlucky; your previous pregnancies didn’t work out. Our happiness on both occasions turned to grief. We didn’t have confidence [that we’ll be able to have a baby together]; we’ll accept it as it. We looked at each other with tears in our eyes.”

After Sunny finally got pregnant again, she decided to turn down all work offers to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Completing his filming project in January, Yikuan decided he will also take a break to ensure he can spend every moment with Sunny. “I said to you: This time, I won’t allow you to face it by yourself. Pregnancy isn’t only a woman’s concern. I decided I won’t film any dramas [for now] so we can both experience pregnancy together.”

A Husband’s Love

In Sunny’s sixth month of pregnancy, she started gaining weight rapidly and the doctor urged her to exercise daily. Yikuan wrote, “We had a plan to walk 10,000 steps. This was also our happiest time together. We walked in many parks, big and small. We went to many places we didn’t care about before.

“The longest time we walked together was three hours. We supported each other, leaving behind beautiful memories with each step and the photos we took. We truly were very happy. When we were tired, we’ll rest in a garden. When we were hungry, we’ll eat food from a highly rated shop. This type of lifestyle slowly made me forget about the spotlight in the entertainment industry. Real happiness doesn’t require lavish packaging.”

Although Sunny gained weight and her complexion worsened during pregnancy, Yikuan said, “No matter how you become, you’ll always be the most beautiful in my heart. Please don’t worry.”

At 37 weeks, it was time for Sunny to undergo Cesarean section to deliver their daughter, otherwise the baby would gain too much weight. Wishing for a safe delivery, Yikuan wrote, “I’ve written this much, but nothing can compare to your goodness. You have to be brave; I’ll be inside the delivery room with you and we’ll face the difficulties together.

Yikuan wished all couples cherish their love, and maintain a clear heart similar to the first time they met. “In the long path of life, what can be more meaningful than slowly growing old together?”

Filled with sincerity, Yikuan’s letter to his wife moved many fans. They commented, “There’s so much love! I cried after reading the letter. Wish you both happiness forever!”

Sources: Weibo

This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.

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  1. Awww so sweet. The difficult journey appears to make them appreciate each other more. All the best to his family.

  2. What a heartfelt letter and lucky wife! I think it’s so sweet when expectant dads choose to be more involved with their wife’s pregnancy. Doesn’t seem too common.

    But 2 miscarriages… must have been an incredibly trying period for them.

    Glad that the delivery went well and both mommy and baby are healthy!

  3. I am so happy for this sweet couple. I wonder if Sunny Du knows how loved and blessed she is…..
    That letter will touch anyone’s heart, whether you are male or female. You actually felt their pain, then their joy and love while reading Yikuan’s touching letter. So heartbreaking they had two miscarriages. Words cannot describe the pain a couple go through when they experience a miscarriage. Finally they have a fat baby. I am happy for Sunny and Yan Yikuan. I paray for happiness, love and health for them and their daughter. What a loving gem of a husband.

      1. @jjwong who died and made you ruler of the psychic world, hahaha. Pretentious???. Never been known as that and has no patience for such people. Also has no time or patience for pathetic psychics.

      2. @bubbletea Do you need to attend Juilliard to know good music? Do you need to have a culinary degree to be a good cook? Do you to be a professional photographer to take great photos? Do you need to be a cop to catch a thief? Do you need to be a psychic to have and form an opinion?

      3. @bubbletea I am a jackass to some; I am not to many. I was wrong. You sound not only pretentious, but also opinionated. I’m also wrong in keep dragging this on

      4. @jjwong yes, you are wrong. So am I. Not only are you a jackass, but also an opinionated , belligerent one to boot.
        You can’t expect to attack someone for no reason at all and not expect feedback. I’m pretentious, you are an ignorant, belligerent jackass, and we should give it a rest. I mean nothing to you and you ain’t worth shyte to me. I have important people to pay attention to so let’s put this to rest.

      5. @jjwong of course, you started this so I should be allowed to have a response. It should not be an issue in the first place. Are you that angry at me that you are picking at me for no reason. Your original comment was so wrong and uncalled for. I don’t have to have the last word but yes, in this case, I deserve the last word. Sure you are not going to come back and say “I told you you had to have the last word cause you’re pretentious”, lol. Tell me something, oh psychic one…..who will win the world cup? LMAO, at you. Have a good day.

      6. @bubbletea @jjwong Please end this right here.

        @bubbletea It’s not the first time you’ve gotten into arguments with other users. No need to call other users rude names. I will utilize the “ban” feature next time if you can’t show greater respect.

      7. @jayne I hear you Jayne, but do you think it was alright for jwong to respond to my comment by attacking me, and not responding to my post, but a direct needless and malicious attack on me?! Why am I the only one being scolded?. I guess I will be fair game for the haters here. People respond when they are directly attacked. Did you read my first comment in this thread and then jwog’s reply? Anyone would have fpught fire with fire. How would you or anyone feel if I responded to their comment like that straight off the bat? That is all I have to say about that.

        P.S, what is so pretentious about my comment. Since I’m being scolded, I’d like to know that much. Far from being pretentious, I’m a straigt shooter who speak my mind and who keeps things real.

      8. @bubbletea
        If you are going to retaliate with personal name calling and ridiculing after every negative opinion on one of your posts then it will be never-ending process. Can’t expect everyone to enjoy your posts. Not sure how you can play the victim to Jayne once again when everyone can see your attacks…

      9. @jimmyszeto what did I do to you that you are preaching to me? Explain to me, indulge me. I simply replied to a post you addressed to me, not even one you made about the contents of this article. Get my point ? So you are saying that it is alright for someone to attack me personally and directly. Yet when I tried to show you what happened, I was a nasty, negative person. WOW!!. Why do you have to feel you are the authority here, to police and kerp things in order, especially when it comes to me? I dont get it. Not looking for a fight. Just asking a question or two. I have that freedom, I hope.

      10. @jimmyszeto first thing first, I was speaking to Jayne, since she is the one who scolded me. I was expecting an answer from her, not you. You said that member’s comment was not meant as an attack, then when I reponded to you in kind, I was attacking you. Lol,lol,lol. Can someone shout double standard? Amen!. Funny thing is, my comment was expressing my thoughts about the couple in the article and I am pretentious for that. You started out on me and I responded to you, just like the member responded to me, and you said I was attcking you, yet the member was not attacking me as you so clearly pointed out……..okay………. Am I missing something here Jimmy?. Do explain it to me like I’m a backward, ignorant, illiterate two year old, lol. You know, if you want to be the site police and leader, be the man, be fair, or I dont think you should be policing the sitr. How disrespectful when you take sides without just cause to do so. You do all the time, especially if you have a beef with a member here. If that is not being shallow and pretentious, I don’t know what is.

      11. @bubbletea
        I didn’t say you was attacking me. I was talking about @Jjwong’s comment and your response all along. He/she made a comment about your ‘post’ but you mind remarks of him as a person. There is a difference…

      12. @bubbletea
        Anyway I don’t have a problem you. I’m just explaining because you reacted as it was unfair when Jayne scolded you. jjwong made a negative comment and then you flew in with insults, he gave up. It is what it is…..

      13. @jimmyszeto since you took on the job of site police and therapist, what was so pretentious of my first comment. How would you like it if that was your comment and someone said you sound pre tree entious, that’s all? I chose to respond to someone calling me named without just cause. Pretentious I am not. Acid tongue and sarcastic yes, but only when pushed and provoked. You have to be involved in everything. You can’t let people disagree or argue without getting involved, whether you are wanted or not.

      14. @bubbletea
        Not saying what he said was correct but there are better ways to respond than outright name calling. I didn’t get involved. I waited till your disagreement with jjwong was over. Just explaining to you since you thought being told off was unjust but since you have proven unable to accept any minuscule of criticism, I shouldn’t have bothered.

      15. @jjwong I wrote a comment after reading a very touching, emotional letter from a loving husband to his wife. It was heartbreaking to read that they had lost two babies in the past. It was wonderful to know that they now have a baby. I wrote my comment and you attacked me. You do not know me or what i was feeling as I wrote that post. I operate from the heart. I have been called a few things but a hypocrite, or pretentious are not any of them. You decided you are going to be a rabid psychic and attack me, and then follow it up with some commemt trying to justify your rabid, uncalled for attack. You were not even responding or disagreeing to my post, you just went off like a mad woman off her meds. Now how would you take it if someone said something to a decent, sensible on topic comment that you made. No you do not need all these things to do the tasks that you asked, but your opinion should be about a comment relating to a post which you disagree or agree with, then you can attack me if I attack you, not just some crazy, psychic-like ‘opinion’ attack. Your opinion should not be your psychic or psychological direct assessment of a member. You do that, and you will get heat.

      16. @bubbletea Honestly if I was to be malicious or personally attack you, I would’ve said a pretentious prick.

        “That letter will touch anyone’s heart, whether you are male or female. You actually felt their pain, then their joy and love while reading Yikuan’s touching letter” is pretentious; hence you sound pretentious. You attempted “to impress by affecting greater importance than is (as in the letter) actually possessed.”

        Because I don’t agree with your post, it doesn’t mean I’m not a “straight shooter who speak my mind and who keeps things real.” I did just that – in my mind you sound pretentious and kept it real by saying what’s in my mind.

        I meant to leave it be already but @jayne is invovled so I decided to indulge. I’ll follow her wish and really/finally end here.

    1. @bubbletea can I point out you should not call their baby fat 🙁 like you end it with “finally they have a fat baby”. And that just doesn’t sound nice at all. /that’s all (using this to say even if you attack me, I’m not gonna say anything further) 🙂

      1. @jimmyszeto lol, just saying xD I know Asian culture thinks fat is healthy, however, saying chubby and pair it with healthy will sound nicer (especially when the couple took a while to get there) 🙂 I’m prepared! Dw xD

      2. @littlefish
        Good luck lol. I believe accepting a criticism is a very important attribute for improvement.Yeh. I wouldn’t be pleased if someone said I had a fat baby. I just imagine an overweight, unhealthy child from that description….

  4. The journey of pregnancy is very magical! His love for his wife, his child, his family means more than fame to him, it is nice they found each other. She is lucky to have him and he much also be lucky to have her, she must be an amazing partner as well!

    1. @shishi “The journey of pregnancy is very magical! His love for his wife, his child, his family means more than fame to him, it is nice they found each other.”

      I was very moved by Yan Yikuan’s love letter to his wife. Not many actors will put aside work for half a year, so he can experience pregnancy together with Sunny. He seems to be a very emotive and appreciative person. Hope to hear more about their love journey as they experience parenthood.

      1. @jayne Indeed Jayne. I have always admired Yan YiKuan as an actor, he has always stayed out of scandal (that I know of anyway) and seems to be a very genuine person. It always good to hear positive news from celebs couple.

  5. 2 miscarriages are really heart-breaking.
    congrats on having a healthy baby girl.

  6. I love this! Especially, “pregnancy isn’t only a woman’s concern”! I think more fathers need to be involved in the pregnancy and child rearing process. I know too many men who think being present is the same thing as being engaged, it’s not. I love this guy so much!

    1. @iampheng well said. It is great when when fathers get involved in a pregnancy as the father helped to create that baby. The mother is the one who has the burden of swollen ankles, morning sickness, bloating from extra weight mood swings, and exposing herself to a lot of health risks during pregnancy. Some women even go through a life or death toss up during very high risk pregnancies. Yes, I agree with you when you said pregnancy isn’t only a woman’s concern. Yan Yukuan is a gem of a man and husband.

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