Veteran Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung and Carina Lau are trying yet again to have a baby, but it looks like it may still be a ‘Leung’ wait. Could the powerhouse couple be lucky this time and end years of intense media speculation?
A Second honeymoon in Japan
The famous showbiz pair was seen out celebrating during the recent Chinese New Year and was also said to have taken a holiday in Hokkaido, Japan, as a second honeymoon. According to an anonymous source, the couple opted not to stay in a hotel for the sake of their privacy and remained in their apartment getaway. Except for skiing, they did not go outside too often and appeared to have spent most of their time shacked up inside.
Previous False Alarms
Since Carina Lau and Tony Leung wed in Bhutan in 2008, it is well known that they have made efforts to conceive a baby. Due to progressing age and demanding work schedules, Lau, now aged 46, has been unable to get pregnant.
However, the couple’s current childless condition has been often subjected to intense media scrutiny. In 2010, Lau dismissed rumours of her pregnancy and put her ‘baby bump’ down to a recent gain in weight after a long rest from work. She also stated Leung and her mother-in-law had never pressured her into having children.
Last year, there were unconfirmed reports that the couple had gone to New York for the process of in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Lau has also strongly denied rumours that she and Leung had gone to the United States in May 2011 to see a surrogate mother agency on the advice of fellow Hong Kong star Sandra Ng.
Child-bearing hope for older parents
Older parents who still wish to have children past the ideal child-bearing age should not give up. Busy couples like Tony Leung and Carina Lau may opt to start a family, and yet normally feel no urgency to do so until well into their thirties or even forties.
Apart from considering various health factors, older parents may feel more financially stable and sure of themselves to have a baby. This may be because both potential parents have had plenty of time to devote to their careers, so they may be more ready and willing than younger parents to make the sacrifices that having children means. Older parents are perhaps better able to deal with the emotional and financial aspects because they have had more time to plan.
Naturally, the best time to have a child is when you and your partner decide to do so. Tony Leung and Carina Lau have made this choice most likely after careful consideration.
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