Actress Rebecca Lim gives birth to baby boy, shares she gained 20kg during pregnancy

Jan Lee
The Straits Times
February 1, 2024

Home-grown actress Rebecca Lim has given birth to a boy.

In a WhatsApp message sent out to local media via her management, the Mediacorp star says she delivered her son via natural birth on Jan 30 after 14 hours in labour. 

She adds: “I hope that my baby will grow up to be kind, respectful and happy. And that my new family will make lots of wonderful memories together, with our families and close friends for many healthy years ahead.”

This is the 37-year-old actress’ first child. She married Singaporean Matthew Webster, who works in corporate branding, in November 2022 at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.

While the couple declined to reveal their child’s name, they say the baby is healthy and weighed 3.8kg at the time of birth. 

Lim will spend her confinement period at home during Chinese New Year. 

She says: “I packed all my hongbao to give away during Lunar New Year before I went into labour because I knew I’d be very busy through the new year. 

“I still want some festive cheer in the house for my child, so as much as I will try to get whatever rest I can possibly have, I am also looking forward to my family spending our first Lunar New Year with my baby.”

Lim’s younger sister, who is also pregnant, is expected to give birth in a month’s time.

The actress shares that she gained around 20kg during her pregnancy.

She says: “I expected my body to change as I was building a life inside of me and what is important is that my baby is healthy and that I am strong and well. I hope that anyone expecting will have this positive mentality too.”

Lim, who recently won Best Leading Female Performance at the Asian Television Awards for her role in the Channel 5 thriller Third Rail (2022), will be taking some time to rest and adjust to her role as a mother before returning to work. 

“I don’t wish to miss out on these growing months where the baby changes every other day,” she says. 

She looks forward to taking on more challenging characters instead of the romantic leads she used to play as she heads into the next phase of her career. 

She says: “I don’t think anyone wants to see me acting lovey-dovey with anyone on screen any more.”

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