Liu Ling Ling reveals her child's father and why she kept it a secret
Getai celebrity and actress Liu Ling Ling has finally revealed her son's father. And the REAL reason she kept it secret all this time...
For years, it was her biggest secret. But now, Getai celebrity and actress Liu Ling Ling has finally revealed her son's father.
And the REAL reason she had kept it as secret.
Liu Ling Ling and Her 'Mysterious' Child
5 years back, in 2013, Liu Ling Ling made news when she gave birth to her son, Xiang Xiang, at the age of 50!
No one had known of her pregnancy. Not even her family.
And to make matters more mysterious, Liu Ling Ling had refused to reveal who the baby's father was.
She once apparently told Shin Min Daily News, "Whoever you see me with one day, that person will be the child's father," and "I don't know who the father is."
Netizens did not react kindly to the news. They accused Liu of buying or adopting her baby. Other rumours claimed she was in fact estranged from businessman Qiu Jinhai.
The top three "contenders" for Liu Ling Ling's baby's father, according to rumour mills were, Liu's husband Qiu, local director Royston Tan and a 40-year-old Chinese businessman who was a friend of Liu's.
Back then, Liu had denied that the baby was Qiu's.
She told Wanbao, "We have been married for 17 years. If we wanted to have a child, we would have done so long ago!"
Now finally after a good five years, Liu has decided to set the record straight.
Liu Ling Ling Reveals Child's Father
Liu Ling Ling has revealed to Lianhe Wanbao that Qiu Jinhai is indeed her son's father, that they had conceived Xiang Xiang through IVF.
Apparently, Qiu was neck deep in trouble after his real estate and insurance business failed. He had ended up accumulating about $600,000 in debt.
Unable to repay his debts, he left Singapore in 2003 to work abroad.
Mummy Liu was worried debtors would try to harm Xiang Xiang if they knew he was Qiu's baby. That's why she vehemently denied the rumours.
She had had a baby after so long, the little one meant everything to her.
She tells Wanbao, "Even my mother and younger brother were kept in the dark when I was pregnant. I would rather bear the pressure alone."
Liu once told The New Paper, "Right from the start, I knew it wasn't going to be easy – from pregnancy to birth, or even thereafter."
"But I have not regretted it at all. Being a mother enriches your health, your well-being and mostly, your life."
Many have also been critical of Liu Ling Ling choosing to become a mother so late in life.
"Yes, I have been told that when I am 70 years old, my son will only be 19.
"The promise that I have made to my son and myself is that he will not find anything lacking as he grows up. I will bring him up such that he will learn independence.
"As long as he knows he will always bask in his mother's love, I am confident my child will be fine."