Carol Chu’s Pregnancy Is More Apparent In These New Photos
In late July, Andy Lau (劉德華) brought his wife Carol Chu (朱麗倩) and daughter Hanna Lau (劉向蕙) to Prague. It was a graduation gift for Hanna, who graduated kindergarten this past June. According to an earlier report, Andy had purchased a home in Prague for the convenience of travel.
Being overseas and laying low, the paparazzi didn’t get a chance to follow Andy and his family to Prague. But now that the Laus are back in Hong Kong, the paparazzi are ready to strike again, and this time, they’ve managed to snap photos of a pregnant Carol.
Andy and Carol welcomed their daughter Hanna in 2012. At the time of her birth, Andy was 50 years old and Carol was 46. Though it was a high-risk pregnancy, Carol delivered Hanna safely. The couple are very private and protective of their daughter, but they did allow Hanna to make an appearance at one of Andy’s birthday party with fans.
Now 6 years old, Hanna has grown much taller. As seen in the airport photos, Hanna was bouncy and active, while Andy and Carol looked visibly tired from the long flight. Andy held Hanna’s hand tightly as they walked out of the airport and to their car.
Exhausted and perhaps ready to be back home, Carol walked ahead of Andy and Hanna. She wore a white dress that accentuated her protruding belly. Though Andy and Carol never announced their second pregnancy, it was an open secret among the media circle.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
It is a tough life being Andy Lau’s wife pregnant and giving birth at 52 years of age…
@jimmyszeto Gotta hand it to her though… being fertile at 52. A good majority of women have already reached menopause at that age.
@sugarcane I know….OMG can’t imagine my mom’s age having a kid at that age. Oh Lord!! You are right, I have heard of older colleagues are already reached menopause at 50 max but then again everyone is different.
It depends on the person as my mom’s friend gave birth to her last kid when she was in her 50s. My mom still had her period in her 50s. She said that if you start your period early you will get menopause sooner but if you start your period later you will menopause later. But I wonder how true it is?
When the 2nd child reaches the age of 18, Andy will be 75 and Carol will be 71….
Going for a boy
I have seldom commented on Andy Lau.
Even for this supposed pregnancy – while it doesn’t sound logical to want to be pregnant/a parent at 52 when other women are heading for menopause … oh well.
BUT this is extreme.
= Kindergartenders + Grad celebraton to Prague? Seriously? Whatever happened to a good time at the local playground/playland with ice cream or Disneyland?
= “According to an earlier report, Andy had purchased a home in Prague for the convenience of travel” – even more bizarre.
Just my 0,02 – as one matures and know what it what – it’s nice to see celebs who remain down to earth.
I roll my eyes at those who need to spend $2-10 million on weddings too … sure their money to spend however meaninglessly, but I also think of the people who are desperately trying to put together $500 just to get food on the table for their kids and pay rent.
Andy lives a life of protectiveness and paranoia outside of filming his movies. I don’t think a fan will be able to get within 50 metres of him or any member of his family without being pounced on by his formidable security team. Probably hires someone to test his food for poison before he tucks into his meals. Can’t speak a word of Czech but has vacations there because he has the money to do whatever he pleases…..
@jimmyszeto lol! As always, your comment is hilarious! Andy also hire translator so np when travel to Prague lol.
I agree that this is excessive >_>
A translator is good for getting things arranged while on holiday but for things such as communicating with the locals, imagine using the translator. “Please tell him in Czech I said ”The weather is nice'”. Though I doubt he would let himself or his family anywhere near the locals.
Maybe in HK but I bet he and his family is more relaxed overseas. Also, would you allow your family to just openly approach strangers in a foreign country? I doubt it so why are you blasting Andy?
Actually I 100% would allow myself and my family to interact with locals when on holiday in a foreign country. The whole point of visiting other countries is to blend into their culture, see the world and learn from the holiday experiences. If wanted to only stick together in a family group without interacting with others, it would be the same as staying at home.
I agree but once again, how do you know he did not allow them to interact with locals? You are just assuming he did not. I bet he did but he was by their side. I do not blame him 100% as you never know if you get scammed or mugged. My cousins got robbed on vacation so it is not wrong to be cautious. Since he was in a more relaxed environment I am sure he gave them more freedom. My parents were like that with me as I am their only daughter. However, as I grew up my parents learned to let go a bit as they knew they cannot accompany me for life which is what happened as I lost both my parents already. I am sure Andy knows that too so I have a good feeling he will give her way more freedom as she grows up since he knows he cannot accompany her for life.
Parents do eventually become less protective of their children mainly because the children will go against it as they grow older. The most important thing as parents is teaching them well though so that the children have good morals and ethics. The rest will be up to themselves….
Why do you think it is excessive? Honestly do you hear Andy travel for vacation often? He mostly travels for work. There are many artists that have way less money travel all the time but yet no one says anything. But Andy takes a rare vacation with his family and it is considered excessive? I do not get what the big deal is.
Sorry but I do not think what you said is fair. It is not true that fans cannot get close to Andy. Andy is very nice to his fans but he is of course cautious to some due to those crazy instances that I am sure you have heard about. Andy gets close to his fans and talks to them all the time. I have heard many stories about it. He is protective of his family, but honestly who would not be with how crazy the HK press is.
Do you need to know the native language of any country to visit it? Of course knowing the native language of any country would make it easier but how can you learn all of the languages in the world? Just because you do not know a language means you cannot visit that particular country? That does not make sense. Andy does not travel for pleasure often so why is everyone making a big deal out of it?
So you are saying a fan can get within 50 metres of Andy or a member of his family without getting pounced on? I can bet against you on that. Im not talking about his rare fan club meetings where I’m sure everyone are already searched prior to meetings him anyway.Regarding the holiday discussion, I’m basing it on buying a property in a country that has no links to him. I’m not talking about a quick vacation where of course not knowing the language is ok. I feel that being overprotective over the children might not be so healthy for the child in growing up. She would not have enjoyed a natural childhood like other kids. I understand that Andy is worried about his family but sometimes doing what’s he thinks is good for them can also have negative impact….
Yes! Fans have gotten close to Andy before and he is fine with them. His other family members I am not sure but his parents, many have met on many occasions and he is fine. I am not talking about fan meetings. I remember several stories when Andy saw fans outside of fan meetings and he was very busy but stopped and talked to them, signed autographs, took photos, etc… you truly do not know enough about Andy or you are just bias to make that conclusion. I know what you mean as my late parents were the same way with me which is why many think I am naive about the world which is not true. When I was younger maybe but not now. I am sure as his daughter gets older she will get more freedom just like me. She is only 6 for heavens sake. She is still a child so of course it is normal to be protective. My brother is very protective of his sons too but they are still kids. He refuses to take them to the zoo as he is afraid that the animals will escape and hurt his sons. But I am sure he will give them more freedom after they grow up.
Well to be fair, celebs live a different lifestyle then we do. The amount of money they make is enough for us to live happily for the rest of our lives. But for them, that amount of money is not much. Also, I would not say Andy is very lavish in his spending. First of all, he did not even have a lavish wedding or even had a wedding at all. He gives to the needy, helps his family and friends when they are in need,etc.. He is genorous with his money.
Maybe this trip was a chance to take his family out of the country for vacation but was also conveniently used as a reward for Hanna graduating kindergarten? In my family, my aunt held a wedding for my cousin but my other cousin was complaining about how wasteful it was as it was expensive. He was also saying how he would make it simple when his kids marry. My aunt said that one of her main purposes besides giving her son a memorable day, was to have our family members and friends gather together like a big reunion since we all rarely get to see each other. Maybe that was why Andy took his family out? He wanted to spend fun quality time with his family which is not a bad thing. Of course, I understand they could have done it more simply but it was his choice. I do not feel that with his wealth that taking a trip to Prague is a big deal. Andy does not vacation much too. Others that have way less money than him go all the time. He is not stealing from anyone and it is not like he does not help others with his money because he does. He worked hard for all his money so he has the right to enjoy it.
@nomad822 well, if it’s an ordinary child, holiday would be in HK Disneyland or ocean park…but this is andy lau. we can’t be expecting an ordinary holiday for them.
but why prague?
pregnancy in late 40s for a woman is like ‘wow, that requires courage’. carol is determined to try for a boy, so I guess she will do what she can since money is no issue.
Well am an only child too and while family inheritance would easily amt to $30 million (give or take real estate remaining stable in Asia) … no thanks to spending it thus. As it is, I am quite DIY and to this day, do not use family money to survive thus far beyond studying abroad.
And yes in agreement anal over-protective molly-coddly parents often have kids who want to escape. Or may have no guts to, and lie. A case of forbidden fruit being more interested, if you’ve been deprived. for eg: Teens here who go to bed at 10pm … and then creep out at 3am to meet bfs at the beach. Back by 6am in time for orchestral rehearsal at 7.30am, with parents none the wiser. The perfect daughters, lol.
– no, nothing against holidaying in Prague. but according to article: he had bought a house in Prague, in prep for this holiday. OTT much?
– ok family holiday, fine. but to say it’s a Grad gift for a kindergartener again is OTT (over the top).
it’s like the folks who spend $1million on a baby’s first yr party … it’s really an adult thing, rather than for the kid.
Kids that age will recall fun times in the park and playground – whether that playland is local or in Prague … really does NOT matter. Heck I barely recall details of a 12 yr old Europe tour (one month). What was impressionable was the fact the Italian tour guide was pretty racist, and kept making digs at Asians. We were in the minority, it was 3/4 Caucasians on that tour.
Congratulations to Carol and Andy, i hope they will have a healthy and happy second child.
Many people struggle to fall preganant, but Carol is blessed and lucky to be able to have a second child over 50. We do not know the reason/s they are having children at this late stage. But it could have been biological or other reasons, i as a fan cannot judge.
Whilst i dont support celebrities spending hundreds of thousands/millions on their children or weddings. I however feel that Andy has worked very, very hard over the 30 or so years he has been in the industry. Therefore, his family has every right and he also has every right to lavish his hard earned money on them.
Much, much better than reality stars, instagrammers who dont have to do much but earn megabucks. Then lavishing that on their children. This unfortunately is the age we live in, looks are everything and you can become famous for doing very little, but revealing a lot.
Andy has never come across as extravagant or very showy about his wealth. He’s worked very hard for all that he owns, he and his family have every right to enjoy it.
Well said and I honestly never felt Andy is that lavish with his spending at all. I rarely hear him shower or spend big bucks on his family besides houses for them to live in. But a house is normal as we all need a place to live.
In terms of a wedding, Andy never had a wedding and I haven’t heard of Andy lavishing Hanna with anything very expensive. This is one of the first times I heard of Andy taking a vacation with his family so I do not see what the big deal is.
Many of us want to have kids early in life, but sadly things do not always turn out as we all want. We all have different stages and life cycles. Sometimes people have kids too early and regret it too. I just talked to one of my cousins recently and she had her first kid at 26 and regrets it as she felt it was too early. It just varies and shows that we can have kids later in life if we had to. Hope they have a healthy baby boy if she is truly pregnant.
I agree that Andy worked hard for over 30 years and deserves to enjoy his life now. It is not like Andy does not help out others with his money because he does. He is very generous with his money too so I wonder why everyone is judging him just because he took a trip to Prague? Maybe it is because he bought a house? Maybe it is to save money as he hopes to come back for vacation again in the future? He can save a lot if he had a place to stay rather than staying in hotels all the time.
I do not feel Andy is lavishing big gifts on his daughter much. His wife is very thrifty and frugal so I hope she teaches her daughter those good traits of hers. I agree that Andy is not very extravagant or flaunts his wealth. He is pretty humble and down to earth about it like Tony and Carina. They are really rich too but do not show off or really flaunt it. I actually hear other less famous celebs with way less money flaunt their wealth more than they do.
@hetieshou I agree that Andy goes a bit boinkers with the security measures. I can’t see anyone harassing him or his family, I think it is all in his head. I also agree he should’ve tried to make the baby boys years ago. It must be hard on Carol trying to get pregnant during this late stage of her life. However, Andy has worked really hard for his money and if he spends it on real estate, that is a wise and profitable investment for the future, that is a good thing. He also is very generous with charities and helps out down and out family members and friends. Andy is so financially secured that he can buy a few houses without blinking an eye. There are many of his fellowmen and women, who live above their means in order to keep up with the Jones. Andy and Carol don’t have to eat ramen noodles everyday when he buys these houses. Look at Joe Cheng, he and his now wife go to Europe every year since 2009 and they rent private boats, yachts and eat lots of the best food. Last time I checked, Joe was worth 12 million US dollars. That is coffee money for Andy, so if he wants to buy real estate, I agree that he should. Yes @hetieshou, Andy rarely takes vacations, and he does not spend money for the sake of spending. He almost died over a year ago, and if he took a family vacay and bought a house, good on him.
@dramafan Right?? The man spent half his life working to attain his wealth, and can spend his earnings however he wishes. That’s the whole point of working hard early on… to have the freedom to spend and relish in your later years.
If spending on his kids/family is what brings him joy, so be it. Life is short, and it’s not like his spending is disproportionate to his income. He is not living above his means.
I really don’t understand this mentality of making megabucks just to leave it laying around, and living a standard life. You never know what tomorrow may bring… best enjoy while you can.
Congrats if Carol is really expecting. Children are God’s gift. With technology, late pregnancies are fine.
Yup congrats and that was what my parents said when anyone ever told me I will be too old to have kids. They said with all of technological help these days, why is everyone so concerned about not being able to have kids at a later age?
If the media is to be believed, Carol has been pregnant for a long time already like for the past 6 years since Hannah was born and she will still be pregnant for the next few years till she is maybe 60 or 70.
I agree with that. Plenty of articles in recent years On her being pregnant again…
If she still can get pregnant at this late age that means she’s got the luck as long they’re happy that’s all matter. Better than some people don’t want to have kid at all or can’t have kid at all so they’re thinking to adopt.
if this rumor is indeed true, why can’t fan bing bing’s mother give brith at 46 while carol is 52!? at this age, wouldn’t it make sense to go for surrogacy?
Haha I am amazed people actually believe this article and everything else the paparazzi wrote. If all reports were true, Andy will already have more than a dozen kids by now.
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