Chen Xiuhuan worried about daughters’ chances at marriage

“After my daughters go to university, I want them to get boyfriends before all else,” said the celeb mum

Lucky Boy cast

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Former Channel 8 actress Chen Xiuhuan might win the title of World’s Coolest Mum if there ever was such a competition. The Star Maiden lead actress has no qualms about her 17- and 18-year-old daughters falling in love when they head to the UK together for further studies next year.

“After my daughters go to university, the first thing I want them to do is to get boyfriends,” she said. “In fact, I’m concerned that if they don’t start dating while at university, they might never get the chance again!”

Xiuhuan would even stay supportive should her two older daughters choose Caucasian partners, she added.

The actress was speaking on October 5 at the lensing ceremony for Lucky Boy, a comedy directed by Jack Neo’s protégé, Boris Boo, and co-starring Chew Chor Meng, Wang Weiliang, Jeremy Chan and Hong Kong’s Venus Wong.

The plot revolves around Weiliang’s character, a bloke who doesn’t have the best fortune in life and always misses success by just a little bit.

Chew Chor Meng, Chen Xiuhuan

Chor Meng plays Weiliang’s father and Xiuhuan’s husband, making this the first time they’re an on-screen couple since their collaboration on 1993’s The Witty Advisor.

In real life, the two actors have five daughters between them: Chor Meng’s are in primary 5 and secondary 1, while Xiuhuan’s youngest is entering primary 6 next year.

Unlike Xiuhuan, Chor Meng is stricter when it comes to his daughters’ personal lives. “(I’ll only let them start dating) when they turn 21, so they’re more mature then,” he said.

The Lobang King actor even said he’ll be vetting his daughters’ future beaus. “I’m a man too, so I know how to tell the boyfriends from the potential husbands,” he said.

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