Michelle Ye Cryopreserves Eggs; Can Have Kids in Old Age

By on January 7, 2014 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

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Some women may be concerned that their biological clocks start ticking in their mid-30s, but the same cannot be said for Michelle Ye (葉璇). The 33-year-old has her future all planned out.

“I will not give birth,” said Michelle. “A few years ago I went to the United States and spent hundreds of thousands of RMB to cryopreserve my eggs. That way, I can still have children when I turn 80 years old. I know that, biologically, the best time for a woman to have kids is between 30 and 40 years old; after those years it would be difficult. Sometimes, even younger women can’t just have kids at will. We have a lot of stress in our life nowadays, and the best guarantee is to cryopreserve your eggs, fertilize them, then transfer them to a surrogate mother. With this plan, I am not afraid. [I] can have a lot of children. I can have as much children as I want.”

Michelle, a former Miss Chinese International winner who debuted as a TVB actress in 2000, transferred her career focus to mainland China nearly ten years ago. Mainland China opened a new world of possibilities for her, and in just a few years’ time, Michelle opened her own production studio to produce her own dramas, some which have attained notable popularity throughout the country.

Has Not Found Mr. Right Yet

One of our industry’s brightest bachelorettes, Michelle shared romantic rumors with many costars, most recently with Li Dongxue (李東學), her costar in her latest self-produced drama The Ninth Widow <第9個寡婦>.

“It’s not true,” said Michelle. “None of [my rumors] are true. I’m too busy. I haven’t met anyone yet. Also, as the production’s producer, I cannot encourage office romance. Even if they were interested in dating me, I would say no.”

Michelle expressed that she is in no rush to get married, explaining that she hopes to find a balance in her career and private life. “Many people are getting divorced around 40 years old, and this tends to happen when you get married too soon. I’ll rather cultivate and better myself first now before I go search for my other half. I have my entire life to look for him.”

Michelle, who is working and studying for her EMBA at the same time, listed three qualities she is looking for in a man – talent, aspirations, and wisdom. Asked if money also factors into these demands, she said, “Not really, but honestly, if a man has any of the three qualities I named, he wouldn’t be that poor in the first place.”

Regardless of when Michelle starts her family, she emphasized the importance of her career, firmly stressing that she would be balancing time for both her family and career. “Many parents see their children as they’re everything, and I really respect that belief. However, in my opinion, we shouldn’t see our children as the focal point. I will love them, but I will also leave some room for myself.”

Michelle’s New Theater Project

Testing out new waters, Michelle is currently starring in the Hong Kong theater production The Soongs: By Dreams Betrayed <如此長江>, produced by the Hong Kong Repertory Theater. In the production, Michelle stars as renowned Soong May Ling (宋美齡), the educated wife of Chiang Kai Shek (蔣介石). “All three of the Soong sisters are so good at choosing husbands,” Michelle joked. “Hong Kong women should really come to watch the show and learn a few things!”

On speaking about her debut as a theater actress, Michelle said, “On stage, enunciation is important and outtakes are not allowed. I have to memorize my dialogue really well. The production also has a historical background, so my lines are also very long and hard to remember.”

Michelle was originally hesitant about accepting the job, but gave in when her mentor, TVB producer Poon Ka Tak (潘嘉德), strongly encouraged her to take it. “I hope I can challenge new things and increase the depth and knowledge of my craft.”

Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

47 comments to Michelle Ye Cryopreserves Eggs; Can Have Kids in Old Age

  1. layna says:

    Somehow I find her story interesting.

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  2. Hannah says:

    What’s EMBA?

    Whoa…seems like she has everything planned…

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    • thewong replied:

      Executive Masters degree in Business Administration.

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  3. Mindy says:

    I like Michelle IMO she is an independent successful career woman, however this article makes her sound selfish.

    She obviously prioritize her career above all else.

    She definitely has high expectations of herself, as she has everything planned out.

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    • daisy replied:

      She reminds me of Ruby Lin very ambitious of their career.

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      • annoymous replied:

        At least she knows what she wants which could be a good thing as some people go with a lifetime of not knowing what they want.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      Maybe at this point, but as she gets older and craves a family,her views may change. Also who said everything in this article is true and cold cut in stone?

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  4. myxx says:

    She is awesome. I wonder where she’s studying for her EMBA?

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  5. char says:

    I wish and raymond lam was a real couple! So compatitble

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    • AL replied:

      yea…i wish too…I am a big fans of Raymond Lam…sigh…

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      • sandcherry replied:

        I think she is too smart for Raymond Lam. Sometimes it is not good to marry a super super smart woman unless you are smarter.

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      • windy replied:

        @sandcherry,

        EXACTLY my thoughts hahaa..She is way too smart for RL. Come on, yes, that dude is 2nd generation rich but he’s not that intelligent compares to above. Since he picks such a young woman, I doubt he likes women who are even a bit intelligent and too independent.

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      • AL replied:

        i don’t mind LF’s current girl friend is not smart…just hope he will not be hurt by her!

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Exactly. The kind of girls that Raymond Lam likes, i.e. Mavis Pan and now Karena Ng. It is not a fault to like “not so smart” girlfriends.

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      • Fox replied:

        It’s kinda proven that RM has a short love relationship although they didn’t admit publicly. Until now she is still keeping their picture in her bedroom.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I also have a good feeling they did date at one point but it might not have lasted. However, I think she is like a ” hong Yan zhi Ji” to Raymond which is also special.

        I did not know that she keeps their photo in her bedroom. That is sweet and I think deep down they must still have special feelings for each other.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        It depends on the guy but some do,want intelligent women. However, I do not think any guy wants a girl who is smarter than them.

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      • Fox replied:

        HTS, she said that he is her Lam yan zhi ji which means a male friend that close to her than a lover.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Fox, she really did say that? I am so happy to hear that and had a feeling that they are Zhi Ji to each other. At times I feel that is in some ways even more special than a lover. You know the saying, you can easily make thousands of gold taels but it is hard to find a Zhi Ji.

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      • Fox replied:

        Due to Purple, they told a lot about each other again. I have the feeling Michelle is still having feelings for him but she accepts that they are zhi ji than lovers. She wrote in her book that her secret bf is someone too similar to her and it’s one reason they can’t be lovers but definitely best friend.

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      • Rika replied:

        Most men picked looks over intelligence. Kind of explains why we are seeing more and more idiots getting born everyday.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      In his eyes she is a bit older than his preference I suppose.

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  6. abc says:

    her saying about having surrogate children is just strange in my personal opinion but whatever floats her boat

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    • jasmine7 replied:

      She has the looks and the brains but the article gives me an impression of a woman who is overcalculative and selfish. No doubt it’s good to know what you want like carving a career and future plans for marriage/children, she cryopreserve her eggs already and even contemplates having children even when she turns 50 or 60. I’d rather think she and Andy Lau makes a good match in that department.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I think you can have a career and a family but of course you will have to cut back on your career to take care of family. Of course that does not mean you need to give it up completely.

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  7. Hannahh says:

    Not a big fan of her acting. I do Love reading about Michelle. She is a good role model.

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  8. Karma says:

    theater actor to her resume too? quite the busy one she is–no wonder she has no time to date, married, have kids

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  9. sandcherry says:

    “I can still have children when I turn 80 years old.”
    ——————————————————————–
    If Michelle Ye is so career minded, I don’t think she should ever have children.

    There is no point to have a child when a person is already 50+ years old. Don’t ever mention have a child at the age of 80 years old. She will not be able to play and have fun with her children, and it is not fair for her children.

    I don’t like the idea of getting a surrogate mother unless it is due to health reasons.

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    • Fox replied:

      Yes, it’s true that a 80 woman can’t have children, physically.

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    • Karma replied:

      I do believe you she was just exaggerating to make a point. LIke 80 years old–last thing you want to think about is kids.

      Although, my cousin did have his last kid at 50 years old–it’s tough but so far so good. 🙂

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      • sandcherry replied:

        It is tough already to have his last kid at 50 years old. Just imagine that someone has her very first kid at 50+ years old even not physically (if she hires a surrogate mother), but mentally and emotionally.

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      • Vel replied:

        My dad had me when he was 44. I’m not sure about other kids that were in the same situation as I was, but for me I was constantly afraid that one day my dad would pass away for no reason , and I would lose a dad at a young age. I think I was about 6 when I asked my mom how old my dad was, and she told me he was 50…I was shocked and scared. (obviously now I know it’s not a big deal)

        It’s been tough for my dad though….I think it’s always better to have kids when you’re young.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        My mom’s friend had her last kid in her 50s and she is now a doctor. It is hard but doable. Having kids too late is hard but it really depends on your situation but I do believe that in order to have a family and be able to raise that family, you must have a stable career first because it is not good to always rely on the guy financially.

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    • jasmine7 replied:

      It maybe an exaggeration but with her mindset, I’m not surprised that if she does have children before 40yrs old, they’ll be looked after by nannies and such because she’ll be too busy with her career.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        She needs a career to support her kids and family in case her husband does not make much.

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  10. Woot says:

    I don’t see what’s wrong in having surrogate mothers to take care of the delivery of the baby. If it’s legal and affordable, I would so opt for that. All the talks about “bonding with mother from womb” and etc. is just getting too annoying. If you’re a good mother, you can be fantastic eventhough it’s not your own children by blood. Who says blood is thicker than water nowadays…so many irresponsible parents and children themselves.

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  11. jc says:

    Now a day if you have plenty of money, your wish will come through in this moden generation. .esp. .celeb.

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  12. J says:

    There is nothing wrong with using a surrogate, but I wonder why she wants to use a surrogate. Because she doesn’t think her body at that age can handle it or is it b/c she doesn’t want to ruin her body? If I had the option, I’d use a surrogate too.

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    • ninja mommy replied:

      i’m one of the few that loved being pregnant so i would offer to be her surrogate! 😛

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      • sandcherry replied:

        You are such a great woman!

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Personally I don’t like to carry the pregnancy, but I definitely don’t want to hire a surrogate mother for my child.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        My personal opinion is …….. if you want to have children, you will have to assume all the responsibilities of being a mother. Don’t ever be a mother if you don’t plan to be one. Of course, if it is due to personal health reasons, it is a different story.

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  13. iampheng says:

    I do not agree with the opinions that say she is calculative – she’s strategic and just happens to be a woman. In fact, while I disagree with her choice to freeze her eggs and search for a surrogate mother but I can see the practicality in it. After all, bearing a child is a long and laborious process, and for someone who is currently talented, has aspirations coupled with ability and intelligence, its not practical for her to have a baby…especially when it seems like she’d want a husband and relationship before that! Which is a process in itself.

    I just think she’s focused. If she were a dude, nobody would call her selfish or over calculating.

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    • Rika replied:

      I think you are the only one with a logical opinion here. There is absolutely nothing wrong with what she did. In fact, I fully applaud her for thinking far enough into the future as it not only allows her to have her own biological children when she has reached the age she could no longer conceive, if any mishaps were to happen to her before 40 which impairs her ability to have children, there is always a last resort. Michelle is a really intelligent lady, a quality which is absent from most women celebrities.

      People who think she is selfish lack strategic and visionary qualities in themselves. Well, not everyone is smart after all. Shrugs.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        I guess there are all kinds of people on earth. Some are smart, intelligent but self-centred, while some are lovable, willing to make sacrifices for their families, but still smart and capable. Personally I would prefer to deal with simple, lovable, and generous people. Too smart people can be dangerous to deal with.

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      • Rika replied:

        @sandcherry: “Too smart people can be dangerous to deal with.”
        If the world only consists of “simple, lovable and generous people”, you will not be typing comments over the INTERNET using a COMPUTER powered by ELECTRICITY. It is a prejudiced accusation that smart people are dangerous. Without the smart people asking smart questions and finding smart solutions, we will all still be living in stone age. Do you prefer dealing with simple, lovable, generous but ignorant people who will end up becoming the ones launching a witch hunt on you when you do something they consider blasphemous since they lack the capability of deduction and reasoning? You confused intelligence with ethics. Not every intelligent person is unethical and not every simple person is ethical.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        I just said “can be”, and not “are”. Of course, there are still a lot of smart, intelligent but still nice people around on earth.

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