Hsu: No link between work and husband's debt

Taiwanese singer Vivian Hsu brushes off rumours that she is doing more advertisements to bail out her husband's firm.
Taiwanese singer Vivian Hsu brushes off rumours that she is doing more advertisements to bail out her husband's firm.PHOTO: BIO-ESSENCE

TAIPEI • Taiwanese singer Vivian Hsu has laughed off talk that she has been doing more advertisements to bail out her Singapore-based, Indonesia-born husband, businessman Sean Lee.

At a skincare product launch in Taipei on Wednesday, the 42-year-old said: "I debuted at age 14. My life plan was to never stop working. So I want to work till I'm 70."

Her husband is the chief executive of logistics firm Marco Polo Marine, which is restructuring its debt. Hsu, who moved to Singapore after a whirlwind marriage in 2014, was reported to have returned to Taiwan recently to shoot four advertisements.

But she said there was no connection between her work and her husband's debt, reported Nownews website. "I don't think my workload is heavy," she said. "Compared with my previous workload, it's almost less than half."

Hsu, who has a two-year-old son, added: "I want to do a lot of things. In my performance work, I've pictured myself working till 70. I think women should have their own careers. That's different from the affirmation a kid and a husband give."

She was speaking at the launch for Singapore's skincare brand Bio-essence, which she has endorsed for nine years - "longer than many marriages", she said.

"I hope to continue next year. Let's see if they want a perfect 10," she joked, according to Apple Daily.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 17, 2017, with the headline 'Hsu: No link between work and husband's debt'. Print Edition | Subscribe