From an extravagant proposal to registering their marriage in a span of months, Mario Ho and supermodel Ming Xi share another good news. On Oct. 24, Mario Ho announced that they’ve become new parents to a baby boy. It’s not exactly a surprise given the rumors that Ming Xi already had a bun in the oven when she got engaged. Mario’s mom Angela Leong and sister Sabrina Ho who gave birth to a baby girl in August were among the many visitors.
The youngest addition to the Ho family joins a large clan with gambling mogul Stanley Ho as the patriarch who has 4 wives and 17 children. Mario is Stanley’s son to his 4th wife Angela.
The 24-year-old Mario Ho wrote a long thank you to his wife and also reveals the connection between his son’s name and his father Stanley. He writes, “Long time no see. Sharing some happy news from our clan to everyone! My wife Ming Xi and I have become new parents.
Thank you to my wife, Xiao Ming! Being with her from her pregnancy until her delivery, I came to realize the sacrifices and difficulties mothers face. She used to skip while walking but after getting pregnant, it became hard for her to even walk. She also had to endure severe morning sickness and uncontrollable mood swings. Moms in this world have it hard! Thank you to my wife for giving birth to a healthy and adorable baby.
My dad will be 98 next month. To me, he is like Superman, there is nothing that he cannot do. When I was young, he fulfilled all my wishes yet he had one wish that hadn’t been fulfilled and that was to have a grandson. Today, I can happily tell him, he has a grandson! His wish has come true, we finally have a boy for the fifth generation!”
With regards to the baby’s name, Mario Ho explains that based on their family genealogy, the second character Kwong (广) is the name to be given to his son’s generation. The third character Sun (燊) was chosen by Stanley Ho himself. Mario explains that his father once said that his wealth was his gift to his descendants and how long it will last will be up to them. But for Stanley Ho’s eldest grandson, he wished to give him something unique, a gift that will last a lifetime and that was to give him the same name.
Mario Ho reveals that his son’s name is Ronaldo Ho Kwon-sun (何广燊) with the 3rd character Sun taken from his grandfather’s Stanley Ho Hung-sun (何鴻燊).