Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan and Her Baby Bump Steal the Show at China State Dinner

09/26/2015 at 09:40 AM ET

Among the 200 celebrities, moguls and other big-name guests who attended the Chinese state dinner Friday at the White House were Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, wife Dr. Priscilla Chan — and their growing baby girl!

The couple announced they were expecting their first child in a July 31 post on (where else?) Facebook.

Priscilla Chan Baby Bump
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In that post, Zuckerberg revealed, “We’ve been trying to have a child for a couple of years and have had three miscarriages along the way.”

“It’s a lonely experience,” he said, adding that he hoped revealing their own struggles “will give more people the same hope we felt and will help more people feel comfortable sharing their stories as well.”

“Cilla and our child are both healthy,” Zuckerberg said in his post. “I’m extremely excited to meet her and our dog Beast has no idea what’s coming.

“In our ultrasound, she even gave me a thumbs up ‘like’ with her hand, so I’m already convinced she takes after me.”

— Adam Carlson

FILED UNDER: Mark Zuckerberg , Maternity , News

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drgrady on

It’s so cute how excited he is about this baby girl.

lisa4569 on

The look in his eyes when he looks at her is beautiful.

Mes on

Zuckerburg looks like a hapsburg. Love her dress

EllaHella on

I love how humble and down to earth they are. Best of luck to them.

Jane on

It is refreshing to see a husband that looks lovingly at his wife. I have seen him look at her like this in more than one photo. I am happy for them. Not happy with fb at the moment, but that’s another story.

JJ on

Baby Zuckerberg “likes” this ultrasound.

packer on

A very nice dress and she looks good in it

Cate on

Pretty sure you should be calling her Dr. Priscilla Chan…

maryhelenc on

Dear People,
I’m not sure how fussy you are about titles, but shouldn’t Priscilla be referred to as Dr. Priscilla Chan? I just know if I had worked my life to be called a Dr. I would REALLY want people to use the title. Also, most journalism style books indicate that her title should be used during the first reference. But that’s just me being a stickler.

I commend these two for making their relationship work through college, what I can only assume are crazy work schedules, her residency, his company, and even fertility struggles. In this day and age when divorce is commonplace, it’s refreshing to see two people look at each other with such love after many obstacles.

Jayleen on

Pregnant and dressed absolutely classically beautiful! Others could learn a thing or two from this lady.

Anne Ganrs on

Boo. Facebook encourages superficiality ! Did he finish his mansion that inconvenienced local SF residents! Congrats on his kid.

Glen on

Their facial expressions say it all 🙂

A.J. on

I hope it’s Baby Zuckerberg-Chan or Baby Chan-Zuckerberg. No reason for one parent’s surname to be used and not the other.

Karen on

Love this couple. They are so well suited. Their daughter will be super intelligent just like her parents.

CC on

what a cute couple! I really love her dress, looks good on her!

RazzleDazzle on

For all his money, and everything he’s achieved, he just can not clean up nice. Even in a tux at the white house, he still looks like a smelly teenager. Dr. Chan looks great.

anon on

Gosh, she looks just gorgeous! And the way he looks at her is stunning.

mer on

She looks gorgeous and I love that she is referred to as Dr. We need to know and see that women can accomplish a lot, too. I am sorry for their experience with three miscarriages, but I am glad they have shared the story. Now, I hope everything goes well with their girl on the way!

gymluv on

A pregnant woman with class sure beats the one showing her ass-

Maria on

@ Ella – Yeah right, he’s so humble and down to earth that he STOLE the idea from facebook in the first place and had to settle the lawsuit with the twins out of court. He’s a lying thief. What else is he lying about.

@ Mary – she is referred to as doctor in the article. They rarely put titles in the title, even for presidents.

Tanya on

She looks so beautiful. Congratulations to them!

John dou on

They look really happy. Very cool.

K on

Yikes, those toes, though…I think I would have worked in a pedicure or gone with close-toed!

Cat on

Looking beautiful Priscilla. Congratulations to you and Mark on the pregnancy. And thank you for sharing your journey with us all.
Hoping everything is going well.

Savina on

Has anyone seen my porcupine?

Savina on

prasila, stop eating it’s my birthday and u should stay in your cage!