Since Yang Mi (楊冪) and Hawick Lau (劉愷威) announced their divorce last December, many were concerned how their separation would affect their daughter, “Little Sticky Rice”. Raised by Hawick’s grandparents, the four-year-old girl has always been very cheerful and her spirits didn’t seem to be dampened by not seeing her mother recently during the Lunar New Year holidays.
At a promotional event today, Hawick’s father, veteran actor Lau Dan (劉丹), shared that the family had a joyous holiday celebration since Hawick has been in Hong Kong for the last several months. Little Sticky Rice also gave the family a lot of happiness, as she learned how to say a lot of auspicious phrases this year.
Lau Dan said she made friends easily due to her cheerful personality, and attributes this to his wife’s wonderful care of their granddaughter. Lau Dan said, “[My wife] takes Little Sticky Rice to school and picks her up, as well as all the after school activities. Even Little Sticky Rice’s classmates’ parents are impressed by all that grandma does.” Asked if Little Sticky Rice prefers only grandma, Lau Dan said, “When I go home, she likes to be by side. She’s a very happy girl; the teacher calls her ‘Happy Baby’.”
Although the Laus are a tight-knit family, Yang Mi apparently has rarely stayed in touch since the couple’s divorce announcement. Asked if Little Sticky Rice gave her mother Lunar New Year greetings yet, Lau Dan hesitated, “She doesn’t really know how!” Asked if Yang Mi called to give him New Year greetings, Lau Dan said, “No, not yet.” When prompted if Yang Mi hasn’t been in touch since the new year started, Lau Dan pleaded for the questions to stop, “Let’s not talk about this anymore.”
Since Yang Mi’s separation from Hawick, there were rumors that the actress was interested in fighting for custody over Little Sticky Rice. However, these rumors are likely false. Sighted at airports over the past few weeks, Yang Mi has continued her normally busy work schedule and didn’t get to spend the Lunar New Year holiday with her daughter.
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.