After Yang Mi (楊冪) and Hawick Lau (劉愷威) divorced in 2018, they shared joint custody of their daughter Noemie. Given that both artistes are busy with their careers, the 7-year-old has been brought up by her grandparents, actor Lau Dan (劉丹) and his wife in Hong Kong. When Hawick does not need to film, he is often spotted attending school events with Noemie, but Yang Mi has been criticized as an absent mother.
The pandemic created more difficulties for Yang Mi to visit Noemie in Hong Kong, as Lau Dan revealed that the actress has not seen her daughter in one year. At a recent promotional event for Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛·回家之開心速遞>, Lau Dan said he has never heard his granddaughter say that she misses her mother. Noemie has her own cell phone, in which her usage is monitored but they are not sure whether she has video calls with Yang Mi.
In recent days, the hot topics on Weibo have all been centered around Kris Wu’s (吳亦凡) scandal, but Lau Dan’s comment over Yang Mi also topped the searches. Many netizens expressed their relief at having something else to read, while others were angry at Lau Dan’s comments as he constantly had something negative to say about Yang Mi.
“It’s not easy being divorced, and every year she has to be dragged through the mud by her ex’s family. They’ve been divorced for a while, but you don’t see Yang Mi’s parents speaking ill of Hawick. They have been very respectful,” one netizen observed.
Another netizen commented, “Although I am not Yang Mi’s fan, but as a woman I understand that we have to nurture a life in your womb for 10 months and then undergo the pain of childbirth. How can you not love your child after all that? It is already pitiful to have to separate a mother from her child, is there a need to cause her pain again with your words?”
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.