Yang Mi and Hawick Lau got married on January 8, 2014 in Bali. They welcomed the arrival of their baby girl in June of the same year. After five years of marriage and many speculations that the two have split, they made a joint announcement today through a statement issued by Jaywalk Studio.
To friends who care for Hawick Lau and Yang Mi:
Thank you for your continued support and love towards Jaywalk Studio artists Hawick Lau and Yang Mi. After careful consideration from both parties, they have decided to relay this message through the studio: The two have filed for divorce this year, separating amicably to end their relationship as a married couple.
Their decision is a decision made out of mutual respect and after communicating with each other. Even though they are no longer living together as husband and wife, they will be jointly caring for their child as family and wishing each other well as friends.
For using the media for their personal affairs and for the trouble they’ve caused, the two artists give their sincerest apologies. At the same time, to protect their child and each other’s families, they will no longer make any comment on the matter. Requesting the media and the public to respect their wishes and give them space.
Once again, thank you for everyone’s concern, help and love, the two will continue to work hard and live earnestly, thank you!
Trying to save their images. They got married because she got knocked up. Neither of them wanted to slow down their careers. But I think the daughter has been staying with Hawick’s parents, which probably isn’t changing. It’s gonna be hard to share parenting since one parent is busier than the other.
I think this news itsn't really a surprise for anyone. Wouldn't be suprised either when one of them is already earnestly dating and that was the reason why it was made official.
Well now can the people get off yang mi’s back for always hating on her for her marriage? Now they’re going to divorce, hope yang mi can find happiness.. and damn it.. she was perfection on her wedding day
Hawick cheated on Yang mi. It's best for both patpart to end and moved on to better things in life. Hawick seems like the perfect husband but nobody is perfect there's flaws.
That is sad to hear, itnis unfortunate that it did not work out. It seems like Hawick really loved Yang Mi. Hope they bith can find happiness. Hawick will always be very dear since I saw him as the young kid in the TVB series Kindred spirit. I am glad that their child has their Grandparents to watch over them as that will provide a stability and the child will not feel the effect of the divorce as much.
Agreed but i think that little girl will be much closer to her dad than her mum bcos her mum doesn't seemed to want to slow down even for her little one..just so sad.
Good they finally made it official so the rumours canstop. They only got married because she was pregnant and it's obvious they have been living separate lives for ages.
The only person I feel sorry for is their little girl. Neither of them seem to be that interested in stepping up as parents and it is well-known Hawick's parents are the ones who have been raising her.
It is obvious one was not willing to be a wife nor mother. She wants to continue her career. Nothing right nor wrong. Both parties just have different directions in life. Thus they divorce.
I think people should cut them some slack on how both of them are raising their kid. This must be a culture thing, it is perfectly okay for a Chinese family to have the grandparents raise the child so that the parents can work. Both are not only providing for the kid but probably also have to shoulder the expenses of their elders. At the very least, it is not neglect, this is no different than parents going to the army and leaving the kids in the care of a trusted relative.
Good luck to both of themThe whole cheating scandal probably ruined their relationship, I mean do you really talk about a script at night on a hotel room with lights off?
Wow, all I can say is Yang mi is so pretty in that picture!
It's more a psychological thing. Sure the different genetics (what you call culture) means an impact of growing up without your parents can be different but you'll find different psychological growth between a child that grew up with parents to a child who grew up without (both in chinese culture).
Coming from a Chinese family I know Chinese parents are more likely to prioritize success than raising their kids (by allowing people they trust to raise their kid or leaving their kids to take care of themselves). Kids are often born just to shut other people up (or because abortion is still frowned upon).
Whether or not it's OK for them to raise their kids that way is up in the air, but when my parents wanted to be in my life again (after not being in my life since I was 7 y.o.), take credits in my achievements and meddle in my affairs thinking they knew me and what I wanted, I left overseas and never gave them my address. I won't feel too sad if they die because they were hardly in my life. Is this good? Is this bad? Eh. C'Est la vie.
The scenario with parents going to the army is different to YM's case. YM's case is more common around me. With the parents going to the army, the parents may find it difficult and will try to keep in touch as much as possible even while they're separated. With YM's case, the child is born while she's not in the mindset to be a parent so she actually didn't want it. In a way it's good that the child is getting taken care of by the grandparents because s/he may be neglected by YM otherwise.
We don't know their arrangements. From the little that Yang mi shares, it seems like she still keeps in touch with her daughter through different forms of telecommunications. Pretty sure Hawick will allow Yang Mi to see her daughter. At the very least, since the grandparents are taking care of the child, I doubt that the daughter will feel neglected at all. Lau Dan seems like he would be such a great grand dad given his interactions with his son Hawick on screen and off screen. You need to remember that Chinese Grandparents love their grand kids a lot, especially if it is the kids from their son. Leaving a kid to raise themselves is different than having grandparents raise them, and allowing any relatives vs the grandparents are also different. Perhaps Jules when you have a child of your own, you will then understand the hardships of being a parent and working to ensure that here is enough money to provide for the child and others etc.
Absolutely no surprises here. They only got married cause she was pregnant. And the separate lives they were living was super obvious. Between her difficult personality and his cheating, anybody could see that their shotgun marriage wasn't going to last long. Both of them, but especially Yang Mi, seem more interested in the entertainment industry than raising the daughter. Poor kid.
Yang Mi said before that she wanted to protect her daughter's privacy and shield her from the public and thus, she doesn't post about visiting her daughter or promote her daughter on social media or to the press. It's unfortunate that because of this, people are relying on tabloids and counting how many times they see YM going to HK as a reference to how often she sees her child and judge her as a parent. Ridiculous.