While they were dating, Yoyo Mung (蒙嘉慧) and Ekin Cheng (鄭伊健) originally did not have any intentions to get married or have children. However, as the couple grew older and witnessed their friends enjoying family life, they changed their mind. In 2013, Yoyo and Ekin quietly got married in Tokyo, Japan. If the couple can change their minds about marriage, would they also change their minds about having children?
When Yoyo was spotted recently with a fuller figure, rumors were abound that she is expecting. However, the 43-year-old actress refuted the rumors in a recent interview. Known for their love of adventure and outdoor activities, the couple does not plan to have any children and hope to maintain their freedom.
Yoyo shared, “My mom is a willful person. As I watched my grandma worry about my mom every day, it made me understand that having children is a lifetime responsibility. If I had a child like my mom, then wouldn’t it be miserable? I like having just the two of us enjoy our freedom more.”
Reflecting on her childhood, Yoyo revealed that her parents divorced when her mother was still pregnant. Yoyo was raised by her maternal grandmother. Growing up in a single-parent household, Yoyo had a very unhappy childhood, which was scarred by the suicide of her half-sister. Yoyo did not believe in marriage and had no plans to wed. That was, until a discussion with her friend changed her mind. “A friended ask me why I didn’t gotten married yet. If something happened to either [Ekin or myself], no matter how close we are, the law will not recognize our relationship and we can’t do anything for one another. This made me reconsider.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.