Nicky Wu Worked as Trash Collector and Car Washer to Help Family

By on November 15, 2012 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

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Riding on the success of his mainland hit TV drama,  Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步驚心>, Nicky Wu’s (吳奇隆) career experienced an amazing revival. Establishing his own production studio, the world is Nicky’s oyster. However, not every thing was as perfect as the world sees it. Appearing on Where to Listen <可凡傾聽>, Nicky spoke about his tough childhood, working several jobs at the age of 13 to financially help his family, and touched upon on his current lack of a love life.

A Strict Father

Nicky is not the only boy in the family. However, his father was particularly strict when raising him. If Nicky was not placed in the top three students of his class, Nicky would receive a spanking from his father. One time Nicky’s father caught him altering his report card to make it seem like he earned better scores, and he received a severe beating as a result. Because of that, Nicky felt he was poorly and unfairly treated, and his relationships with his brothers started to weaken. Nicky said, “I told myself I must be adopted since I felt they are always the favorites.”

Trash Collector and Car Washer

At the age of 13, Nicky started working part-time to help out the family financially. Waking up at 5 AM to pick up and sort trash for his morning shift job, Nicky also earned money doing car washes at night. Looking at how he earned a paltry few dollars per day back during his teenage years, to  how he is supporting his entire family now, he certainly has come a long way.

Not Looking for Love Intentionally

Nicky also spoke about his lack of a romantic life since his divorce with Ma Yashu (馬雅舒). He said he will simply accept romance to come naturally, but will not force himself into it. “Before I would tell myself,  ‘Why does everyone have a girlfriend and I don’t ?’ When I tried hard and finally found one, I didn’t have time to spend with her and we ended up arguing many times. At the end I realized I have problems dealing with romance and a career at the same time.”

Nicky also expressed, “Being alone is sometimes empty and boring, but on the other hand, it’s nice to be free!”

Source: Apple Daily

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19 comments to Nicky Wu Worked as Trash Collector and Car Washer to Help Family

  1. Darren says:

    i didn’t know he was married. always thought he a bachelor

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Dated, married and divorced. Wife cheated on him.

      Anyway I did read he did less work when he was married to Ma Ya Shu. So I don;’t get the he was busy so they divorced. I think she realised marrying your idol is not the same as marrying the man you want as a husband. Nicky is a soft soft of guy. Still a good man.

      Saw his interview when I was in Shanghai, he did comment a little on his ex wife but very very little only.

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      • Yuyu replied:

        What is a soft soft guy?

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Bad sentence. I meant sorta soft kinda guy as in mild mannered.

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      • Terminator replied:

        Just think that he gave up Ada Choi for her too. Bad move Nicky.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I think it was generally agreed that they broke up before he started with his ex wife.

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    • sky replied:

      nope…..

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  2. Funn Lim says:

    “At the age of 13, Nicky started working part-time to help out the family financially. ”

    Kinda OTT for me. It would be more like he was working part time to add to his own allowance.

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    • opium replied:

      you are ignorant man. nicky worked to help his father’s debt. watch the interview of him and liu shi shi. T,T. not everyone are happy when they are young.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzlBtmQHSIY

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        NOT at the age of 13 when his father has yet to suffer huge financial loss. Have we watched the same interview?

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      • VivaMDM replied:

        he began to help his father’s debt after around one year he joined Little Tigers. so around in his 19th.

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    • Ivy replied:

      He can’t read!! He’s helping his family before and now. His father is so strick. I would run away. Hahah

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  3. Rambling Mind says:

    Nicky, the pretty Chinese girls are often the gold diggers….. FYI

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    • Lee replied:

      Yep, and there are no gold diggers in Taiwan or Hong Kong… give me a break.

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    • Terminator replied:

      I thought the only shameless gold-diggers are the HK actors who despite their annoying bad mandarin often “go up North to dig gold. LOL!!

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      • Lee replied:

        Nice one!

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Just a matter whether dig with shovel or a spatula or a spoon. Everyone is a golddigger in some ways.

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  4. Cloud says:

    Didn’t he cheat on Ada with that mainlander who later became his wife?

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      He didn’t. Generally agreed they broke up before.. oh never mind! I mean they divorced, Ada found her happiness, I hope he finds his.

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