Ekin Cheng’s (鄭伊健) social media pages have been buzzing lately with the news of his upcoming concert, “Along With Ekin”, in February next year. In a recent interview, the actor and singer shares details about his marriage with Yoyo Mung (蒙嘉慧) and also explains why he doesn’t want to have children.
Having been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, 51-year-old Ekin has consistently maintained quite a fit and youthful appearance, much of which is reflective of his own playful and seemingly carefree personality. Despite often being described as “not wanting to grow up” (his love for video games is well known), Ekin hasn’t found it necessary to explain himself. “It doesn’t matter what other people say about me. Everyone has a different path in life. People used to feel that I just play video games all day; now bit by bit I have work that is related to video games, and it is becoming a part of my career. I feel lucky that I don’t have to change myself, and can still carve a path for myself.”
Ekin does have a mature, responsible side, though, and he showed this in 2013 when he and Yoyo had a low-key wedding in Japan. According to Ekin at the time: “A marriage certificate is not only a promise from the heart, but also a protection for those closest to us. If I suddenly die, how will my assets be legally distributed? Signing the marriage certificate is a way to plan for your partner’s future.”
Having been married for five years, the couple has reached a consensus not to have children, and instead to spend their free time doing exercise and travelling. According to Ekin, he hasn’t quite felt the desire to become a father just yet. “Sometimes I see Sandy Lamb’s (林珊珊), or my good friends’ (Jordan Chan (陳小春), Michael Tse (謝天華)) kids, and I want to be able to help them look after them, but I haven’t thought about having my own children yet, because I am very clear about what I want. Of course, no one knows what will happen tomorrow, but my current lifestyle is very fulfilling, and I am very happy to have found a good partner, who shares the same life goals.”
For Ekin, his main responsibility is to take care of family and their own health, especially Yoyo’s. “Because the doctor often says that Yoyo’s health is not good, so her priority is to look after her body. Now her lifestyle is quite relaxed, she can take on whatever work she wants or learn new things … In fact even going to the park can be a happy time; witnessing her body become healthier means a lot.”
This article is written by Jen for JayneStars.com.