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Daddy’s little girls: The celeb edition

More than just celeb fathers, these doting dads will do anything for their daughters

Daddy’s little girls: The celeb edition
Daddy’s little girls: The celeb edition
26 May 2017

Daddy’s little girls: The celeb edition

Father’s day is just around the corner (for those not in the know, it falls on June 18 this year), and children will (hopefully) spend quality time with the most important man in their lives.

There are many different types of fathers in this world, but today, we’re featuring a very particular type of dad – daughter pabos. If you haven’t heard of the term, here’s a short description: it’s the kind of father who will do anything for their daughters, and turn into fools (hence the word pabo, which is Korean for fool) in all matters that involve their precious little girls.

Ahead of the big day, we decided to dedicate this feature to the celeb fathers who are so besotted with their daughters that they’re the only ones they see. Read on for more.

(Clockwise from left: Qi Yuwu with Baby Qi, Tablo with Haru, Andie Chen with Avery and Jay Chou with Hathaway)

Xiu Jie Kai
Xiu Jie Kai
26 May 2017

Xiu Jie Kai

Princesses of the house: Angelina, Bubu, Bobo

When the actor was in town earlier this year, he gushed extensively about his daughters. Bubu and Bobo, who are born about two years apart, are his little angels, while Angelina is his wife Alyssa Chia’s daughter from her previous marriage to Sun Zhihao.

While Angelina isn’t related by blood to Jie Kai, he still spends plenty of time with her and treats her like his own, making sure that she never feels left out.

Photos: Xiu Jie Kai/Facebook

Qi Yuwu
Qi Yuwu
26 May 2017

Qi Yuwu

Princess of the house: Baby Qi

Not even our local stars are spared from being daughter pabos, as Qi Yuwu is often spotted on playdates with Baby Qi and Joanne Peh when he’s back in Singapore while on break. Such is his dedication to his daughter that they go to public places without any disguise – that, along with the mask of anonymity surrounding her (they have yet to release pictures or any information about her), is likely to give Baby Qi as normal of a childhood as possible.

With the addition of Baby Qi di di (little brother) this year, the protective parents are continuing to keep their brood well-protected from prying eyes, which, to us, is no mean feat.

Photos: Qi Yuwu/Instagram, Joanne Peh/Instagram

Andie Chen
Andie Chen
26 May 2017

Andie Chen

Princess of the house: Avery

Fun fact: Did you know that Avery and Andie share the same birthday? We don’t know if this made Andie extra smitten with his little girl, but his frequent Instagram updates with Avery can attest to how much he adores her.

Of course, firstborn Aden is also given all the love that he could ever ask for, which makes Kate and Andie’s brood the perfect pair in our eyes.

Photos: Andie Chen/Instagram

Tony Chia
Tony Chia
26 May 2017

Tony Chia

Princess of the house: Lucy

Sonia Sui’s husband, Tony Chia, had netizens chuckling in April when he blatantly ignored his firstborn Max in favour of singing to his newborn girl. The little boy’s calls for help to get a pack of biscuits open fell on deaf ears, with commenters quipping that Max was “no match for his dad’s lover from his previous life”.

Not to fear, however, as Tony has previously declared that both he and Sonia will always love their son the most regardless of what happens. Aww.

Photos: Sonia Sui/Facebook

Zheng Ge Ping
Zheng Ge Ping
26 May 2017

Zheng Ge Ping

Princess of the house: Tay Ying

Our resident hunkle has made it known years ago that he sends his daughter, Tay Ying, bouquets on special occasions – such as her birthday and Valentine’s Day – and chuckled that a man has to up his game majorly if he tries to woo her with flowers in future.

Apart from that, he recently told us that anyone who “bullies my daughter (is) a dead man”. Although he subscribes to the school of thought that his kids should learn things the hard way, that’s just his way of showing tough love and making sure that they can stand up on their own two feet. 

Photos: Zheng Ge Ping/Instagram

Tablo
Tablo
26 May 2017

Tablo

Princess of the house: Haru

When Epik High’s Tablo joined popular reality programme The Return of Superman back in 2013, netizens were delighted to have the chance to see little Haru on a regular basis. Alas, he decided to leave the show in 2015, which he explained was because Haru no longer wanted to be on the show.

He shared that Haru seemed uncomfortable when the crew came to their house for filming, and that their quality time would be disrupted by the changing of memory cards. Thankfully, for those who love to watch the little girl grow up, Tablo dedicated an entire Instagram account to her, with a handle that reminds us of how much of a daughter pabo he is - @tabloisdad.

Photos: Tablo/Instagram

Wu Chun
Wu Chun
26 May 2017

Wu Chun

Princess of the house: Nei Nei (Wu Xin Yi)

Wu chun starred in his first ever reality programme, Dad is Back, with his bundle of joy Nei Nei in 2014. Adapted from the Korean series The Return of Superman (yes, the one that Tablo and Haru were on), the father-daughter pair had viewers cooing at how adorable they were.

While they have since left the programme, Wu Chun still posts updates about his children from time to time (he revealed his son’s face for the first time on Father’s Day in 2015), and his fans have been glad to see his little ones grow up so beautifully.

Photos: PBE Media

Golden Zhang
Golden Zhang
26 May 2017

Golden Zhang

Princesses of the house: Yasmine Ross, Cayla Yen, Jaden Yen

While Golden Zhang has yet to have any children with his wife, Christy Chung, he’s been getting along swimmingly with her three daughters from her two previous marriages. He has been so charmed by them that the actor gushed that he “really likes them” even though he doesn’t usually have much interest in children.

Christy’s two younger daughters, Cayla and Jaden, even sent their well-wishes through a video ahead of Golden and Christy’s wedding last year, and in it, called Golden their dad. 

Photos: Christy Chung/Facebook

Jay Chou
Jay Chou
26 May 2017

Jay Chou

Princess of the house: Hathaway

The King of Mandopop might be a whiz at writing songs, but he credited his then-4-month-old daughter, Hathaway, as a co-composer on his song ‘Lover from The Past’. He shared that the song was inspired by the notes that she played on a toy organ, and even the lyrics are dedicated to her.

He’s also dedicated numerous social media posts about her including her, uh, very abstract artwork, and has put on special performances just for his little girl.

Photos: Jay Chou/Facebook

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