Chinese star Ma Tianyu (馬天宇) revealed his tragic childhood on interview program about how he grew up without both parents as his mother committed suicide and his father escaped to another city to run away from his debts.
“Maybe I Will Not Be Orphaned Now”
On a recent episode of Very Quiet Distance <非常靜距離>, the 35-year-old shared how his mother had chosen to end her life when he was just five, as she could not take family pressures. She had instructed Ma Tianyu to buy sleeping pills for her back then, and told him he could use the remaining sum to get chocolate. Reflecting on the episode years later, he thought, “If I had not craved for that bar of chocolate, maybe now I will not be orphaned,”
The 35-year-old said that his mother had actually decided to “take him away with her”; though he was eventually saved, he ended up losing her forever, and this became his most painful memory. Many of the guests on the program who were listening to him teared up. Host and actress Ada Liu Yan (柳岩) consoled him, reasoning he had been very young then and what he heard from those around him after his mother’s passing might not have been the entire truth. She concluded that it might well be his mother’s intention for Ma Tianyu to continue living, adding “Maybe she did not really want you to leave with her,”
Started Working Since Young to Reduce Grandparents’ Burden
Entering the entertainment industry at a young age, Ma Tianyu is the original singer of the song “Damned Gentleness” <該死的溫柔>, whose cover was made famous by Jackson Wang (王嘉爾). As his mother passed away when he was merely five and his father also left home due to huge debts, he was single-handedly brought up by his grandparents. To reduce the family burden, the star started working at a young age. Sharing that he has “almost never lived for himself”, he shared plans to quit showbiz after another two years.
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com