How did Allan Wu’s children react to his new love?

The actor-host considered a second marriage, but will consult his children first

Allan Wu and his girlfriend Yvonne Lee (Photo: Yvonne Lee/Instagram)
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Singapore-based Chinese-American actor Allan Wu went public with his relationship with former Malaysian beauty queen Yvonne Lee last year, when the two shared a chummy shot on Instagram as they celebrated Allan’s 45th birthday together.

As this is the actor’s first public relationship since he separated from his ex-wife, former media personality Wong Li Lin in 2013, we wondered if his two tweenagers, son Jonas, 12, and daughter Sage, 14, had anything to say about their dad’s new love.

We caught up with Allan at the lensing ceremony for upcoming Toggle Original series Cover Your Eyes, the brand-new project that local actor Zhang Ge Ping will helm as executive producer (EP), where the multi-hyphenate shared deets about his new relationship, and his children’s take on a potential stepmum, should Allan and his lady-love decide to walk down the aisle in the future.

“Honestly, at the start, the children were shocked and a little upset when they learnt that I’ve got a new girlfriend,” the actor admitted, “but over time, things got much better because they’ve been taking baby steps to understand her more.”

Allan Wu and co-star Lina Ng at the lensing ceremony for Toggle Original series 'Close Your Eyes'
Allan Wu and co-star Lina Ng at the lensing ceremony for Toggle Original series 'Close Your Eyes'
“I don’t intentionally create chances for them to meet as Yvonne stays in Kuala Lumpur. However, from my perspective, they seem to think she has a great personality and is easy to get along with,” Allan added.

“My daughter tends to be more vocal about her opinions. As for my son Jonas, well, he’s like any other boy. Give him video games to play and he will not have an opinion about anything.”

As for tying the knot a second time, the actor shared that “nothing is set in stone” at the moment, but revealed that he and Yvonne have discussed the topic before. He also intends to consult his two children and hear them out before making decisions, but believes that they will give their well-wishes.

“Right now, Yvonne and I are just cherishing each moment we have and making happy memories,” he said, “I’m open to having more children, but it’s a lot to think about now that my kids are older. It takes a lot of time and money to raise kids, and it got me wondering if I really want to do it all over again.”

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