Singer Faye Wong and 18-year-old daughter Li Yan seen together in rare photos

By Minh Duc   June 5, 2024 | 03:00 am PT
Hong Kong pop star Faye Wong recently shared two photos with her daughter, Li Yan, garnering attention on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.

In the photos, Wong, 55, embraces and kisses her daughter on her birthday on May 27, according to the Straits Times.

Faye Wong and her daughter Li Yan. Photo from Wongs Weibo

Faye Wong and her daughter Li Yan. Photo from Wong's Weibo

Wong, who usually keeps a low profile, is rarely seen in public with Li Yan, her daughter with former husband, Chinese actor Li Yapeng, 53. Netizens have extensively discussed Li Yan's striking resemblance to her famous mother and noted her transformation from earlier childhood photos.

Li Yan has been in the public eye since infancy, having undergone cleft palate surgeries in the United States shortly after her birth in May 2006. To shield her from media attention, Wong enrolled her in Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil, a private school in Ollon, Switzerland, in 2019, according to Epoch Times.

Despite Wong's generally private nature, her interactions with Li Yan occasionally make headlines. For example, earlier this year, they were spotted together at Beijing Capital International Airport. Fans took note of Li Yan's impressive height, which nearly matches her mother's 1.74m stature.

Wong moved from Beijing to Hong Kong when she was 18 and rose to prominence in the early 1990s with her Cantonese songs. Her international reputation grew with her appearances in movies directed by Wong Kar-wai, especially "Chungking Express" and "2046."

The singer has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Chinese musician Dou Wei, 55, in 1996, but they parted ways three years later. Her second marriage was to Chinese actor Li Yapeng in 2005, ending in divorce in 2013.

Wong later reconnected with her ex-boyfriend, Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse, 44. The couple has maintained a steady relationship and is often seen traveling together.

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