Golden Horse best actor winner Lau to be father


TAIPEI–Fresh from winning a second Golden Horse best actor award, Andy Lau (劉德華) broke the news on his official website yesterday that his wife is expecting their first child.

“I would like to inform my fans that my family has good news and I want to share my joy with all of my faithful fans. Give us your best wishes,” wrote Lau, one of the most popular singers and actors in the Chinese-speaking world.

The 50-year-old Hong Kong actor, who won his Golden Horse — Taiwan’s equivalent of the Oscars — last weekend for his performance in “A Simple Life,” does not often talk about his family affairs in public, as he is known to be extremely protective of his privacy.

While attending the Golden Horse Awards in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan Saturday, Lau shunned media inquiries about whether his wife is pregnant.

On his website he wrote: “I’m overjoyed and overwhelmed as more pieces of happy news have come one after another.”