EXO's Chen welcomes second child, fans rejoice and say 'happy for you'
EXO fans everywhere are rejoicing over the birth of Chen aka Kim Jongdae’s second child. The powerhouse vocalist did not have smooth sailing in early 2020 when he suddenly announced that he would be marrying his long-time non-celebrity girlfriend who was expecting their first child. Obsessive fans banded together, protesting and demanding SM Entertainment to remove Chen from EXO. However, many supported the K-pop idol and sent him best wishes when he welcomed his first child in April 2020.
Chen was also the fourth EXO member to enlist for his mandatory military service in October 2020. After getting used to the fact that their favorite idol was now a husband and father to a baby girl, the fan's reception was more welcoming when it was reported that Chen’s wife was pregnant again with their second child. The news came in November 2021, a year and a half after their first child’s birth. Fans were excited but also worried that his wife must be alone and pregnant while taking care of their infant girl as Chen is still in the military.
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Chen welcomes second child
On January 19, we got the good news. There were reports that the EXO member had welcomed his second child. Minutes after the reports flooded in, Chen’s label SM Entertainment confirmed the news. They shared, “It is true that Chen’s wife has given birth to a second child.” Along with the birth of their second child, the couple must be celebrating as it is also their second wedding anniversary, having married in January 2020.
But we still have some time before we officially see Chen with his family and his group. His last comeback was with his group was ‘Obsession’ when they introduced the novel concept of EXO vs X-EXO. Since the K-pop star enlisted on October 26, 2020, in the usual military service, his duration will last one and a half years. His tentative discharge date is April 2022 right in time for his first child’s birthday.
Happy fans trended Chen’s real name Jongdae on Twitter. One fan tweeted, “CONGRATULATIONS CHEN AND WIFE!! I’m so happy for your family our dearest Chen!” Another EXO-L added, “Congratulations jongdae So happy for you 'w'.” One fan added, “Congratulations to Our Best Dad.” Another posted, “I LOVE SEEING IDOLS LIVING THEIR LIVES AND BEING HAPPY CONGRATULATIONS TO CHEN AND HIS WIFE.” One fan joked, "Omg my man Chen getting it on." Another shared, "We are so happy. Waiting for 3rd child, haha just kidding! Congratulations Chennie Full support exols!"
CONGRATULATIONS CHEN AND WIFE!! I’m so happy for your family our dearest Chen! @weareoneEXO #CHEN #JONGDAE pic.twitter.com/ZT4kAQf7ns— yelle 🎀 (@eriyelle_) January 19, 2022
Congratulations jongdae 🤍— 첸 (@chendoingthings) January 19, 2022
So happy for you 'w'
#CHEN #JONGDAE #첸 pic.twitter.com/y3BHU4U8dn
Congratulations to Our Best Dad.😭— EXO-L VOTING AND STREAMING SQUAD (@EVSS1485) January 19, 2022
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Either the news real or reel. We are so happy to welcome you in this world our prince / princess. 😍 #JONGDAE #첸 #종대 #김종대 #CHEN #EXO #엑소 @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/uS3v9MLlLq
I LOVE SEEING IDOLS LIVING THEIR LIVES AND BEING HAPPY CONGRATULATIONS TO CHEN AND HIS WIFE 👏🏾👏🏾— Myranda 💖🧈 (@simpforkpop__) January 19, 2022
Omg my man Chen getting it on— ᴛᴀɴɴɪᴇ | and I walk like a lion (@B1NZ0NE) January 19, 2022
We are so happy. Waiting for 3rd child, haha just kidding! Congratulations Chennie🤍 Full support exols!🥰— BYUNEE -E X O (@Baekhyuneeyaah) January 19, 2022