Jack Neo becomes a grandfather, welcomes first grandson

November 05, 2018
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    Acclaimed Singapore director Jack Neo is now a grandfather!

    He shared the excellent news on his Facebook last weekend, describing the day as “unforgettable”, thanking everyone for their best wishes and expressing his gratitude.


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    Jack and his wife Irene were visibly moved by the sight of their grandson Flynn, who is the first child for their daughter Ethel Neo and her husband Peter Lau.

    Besides oohing and aahing over the newborn, they also presented him with a birthday cake and a teddy bear.


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    This is Jack’s first grandson. He and his wife have three other sons aged 24, 19 and 14.

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    Ethel, 26, told Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Wanbao in an interview on May 27 that her expected delivery date is Nov 11, 2018. She gave birth slightly earlier, on Nov 2.

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    Ethel, a jewellery designer, said that when she first found out that she was pregnant, she burst into tears of joy.

    “I told my husband the news three days later one evening after dinner. And when he learned that he was going to be a father, he was moved to tears too,” she said.

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    In September 2016, Ethel wed Mr Peter Lau in a ceremony at Bedok Methodist Church, and they held a 40-table wedding banquet at the St Regis in December that year.

    The couple had dated for seven years.

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    Jack confirmed with Wanbao that he will soon be a grandfather, adding that his only daughter has grown up in the blink of an eye. He also has three sons with his wife Irene.

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    “Some 20 years ago, my daughter had just arrived into this world. And now in a blink of an eye, she has gotten married and will soon be ‘promoted’ to a mother,” he said.

    He revealed that he had been filming in Taiwan for his latest movie Killer Not Stupid when his wife visited him bearing the good news.

    Related: Look inside celebrity mummy Vivian Lai’s $8m Singapore home

    Photo: Instagram/@bobbykiranyeo


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    In her interview, Ethel said that since her parents found out that she was pregnant, they have been sending photos and videos of babies to her via Whatsapp, and wishing her well.

    She added that she rarely experienced morning sickness during the early stages of her pregnancy, and could sleep up to 16 hours a day “like a princess”.

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    While Jack is hoping for a granddaughter, Ethel said that she does not have a preference.

    She told Wanbao that she hopes to eventually have three children – ideally two boys and a girl.

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

    Photos (unless otherwise indicated): Instagram


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