Hong Kong singer and Cantopop diva Joey Yung (容祖兒) has plenty of achievements under her belt. From her extensive music repertoire to her lucrative acting career, one would think she’s content with life. However, as it turns out, the singer does have one regret.
The 42-year-old recently revealed during a show that she regretted not being able to find a good partner for life. Although she had tried to wave it off, her social media posting later made it apparent that it had affected her. Fans and friends flocked to comfort her, including our own Datuk Lee Chong Wei (李宗伟).
Joey had apparently been on the TV show “Let It Be (牧野家族)” which encourages artists to take a step back from their busy life. During the show, the artists often takes the time to reflect on their lives and get real with themselves. Joey took the opportunity to speak to her mom and during one session, asked her an introspective query. “What is your biggest regret as a mom?” she wondered.
Unlike their earlier conversations, Joey was tentative as she posed the question. Her mom took a second to respond, but the reply made Joey tear up. “Not being able to find (someone) to accompany you,” her mom quietly admitted. Joey tried to lighten the mood by brightly summarizing her mom’s answer as: “A good man!“. Yet it was evident the response had shaken her. Still, the singer went on to grumble at her mother, saying, “I’m not worried, why are you?”
The conversation clearly affected her as Joey later posted the clip on her social media. “(It) took me by surprise,” she confessed. However, friends and fans were quick to assuage her fears. Some reassured Joey, saying marriage wasn’t the be-all and end-all of life. What’s more important was her happiness.
Others were certain one would come to her in time. “It’s not that you don’t have one, it’s (just that) you haven’t found one yet,” actress Nancy Wu (胡定欣) said. Artist Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍) promised, “The best is yet to come.” Even Datuk Lee Chong Wei had words of encouragement for Joey. “(Soon you) will find a good man,” he told her.
Remaining single as you get older can be hard. Especially when it feels like everyone and everything is pressuring you to find a life partner before it’s “too late”. However, as netizens pointed out, having someone to support you is great. But ensuring you’re happy with your life is even better.
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