Ada Choi suffered a miscarriage before becoming mum of two

May 13, 2019
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    Fans of Hong Kong actress Ada Choi would know she’s the loving wife of Chinese actor Max Zhang, and mum to two lovely girls, Zoe and Chloe.

    Until recently, not many were aware that she suffered a miscarriage before her daughters were born.

     

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    In a stunning revelation on the latest episode of reality show My Dearest Ladies, Ada let on that she lost a baby not long before she was cast in the highly popular period series, Empresses in the Palace.

    Related: Miscarriage: I lost two babies in three months

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    Then, “on the night of my costume fitting, I discovered I was pregnant” with her first child, the 45-year-old actress revealed in the show.

    Her husband Max was so happy that he “couldn’t sleep the whole night”, she recalled.

    Related: Here’s what Singapore celebs did on Mother’s Day 2019

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    According to AsiaOne, Ada was 38 then. Pregnancy at an older age can come with higher risks and her miscarriage had happened just six months earlier.

    She thought of pulling out of the palace drama to prepare for the birth.

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    But she decided to proceed, given that her empress role required her to be mainly seated and that her character would be assisted by palace maids in other activities.

    She even kept her pregnancy a secret from others in the show, to avoid distractions on the set and work disruptions.

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    Max, 44, has been hailed as the successor to action star Donnie Yen. The former wushu athlete is the leading actor in the Ip Man franchise spin-off Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy.

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    The couple got married in 2008. They appear in reality show My Dearest Ladies, which sees male stars travelling with their wives and mothers.

    A version of this article first appeared in The Straits Times.

    (Photos: Instagram)

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