Acting legend Michelle Yeoh once chose to forgo acting to have children. Here’s what we know about Time Magazine’s Icon of the Year’s personal life.
Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian actress. Credited as Michelle Khan in her early films in Hong Kong, she rose to fame in the 1990s after starring in Hong Kong action films where she performed her own stunts, such as Yes, Madam (1985); Magnificent Warriors (1987); Police Story 3: Supercop (1992); The Heroic Trio (1993); and Holy Weapon (1993).
In 1997 Yeoh became known to a wider audience with Tomorrow Never Dies, a James Bond film in which she played a Chinese agent. A departure from the typical “Bond girl,” her character is as intelligent and capable as the British spy. The film was also notable because Yeoh was hired for her acting, not her stunt work.
Did you know that Michelle almost gave up acting at one point in her career to have children? Can you imagine the big (and small) screen without Michelle’s performances in films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Crazy Rich Asians to name just a few?
Michelle revealed in a Bustle interview that she almost chose to give up acting to have a family when she was 28 years old. So what prompted her change of heart? Does she have any children now?
Here’s what we know.
Does Michelle Yeoh have any children?
Michelle married her first husband, Dickson Poon in 1988. It was at that time she decided to step away from acting. She told Bustle, “It wasn’t because of pressure from Dickson and his family or anything like that — because in Asia, it does happen where the women are [expected to be] a married housewife or a mother as soon as possible and not work. But at that time, it was my choice to leave because I’m not a good multitasker.”
However, Michelle discovered that she was unable to have children herself, even though, as she told You Magazine, “I tried IVF, everything.” She was candid about how she felt initially about her situation, saying, “I was desperate. I love kids and saw myself surrounded by them. But there’s only so much you can put your body and mind through. It comes to a stage where you have to accept it, move on and deal with the repercussions.”
Michelle’s marriage to Dickson ended in 1992, but she had nothing but good things to say about him during her You Magazine interview, saying, “Although it didn’t work out [we] remained friends. He’s an amazing man.”
Michelle has been in a long-term relationship now with Jean Todt, a French motor racing executive. When Jean managed Ferrari’s racing division, Ferrari won 14 Formula One World titles!
Michelle Yeoh marries longtime fiancé Jean Todt after a 6992-day engagement!
Michelle Yeoh has tied the knot after a 6992-day engagement!
The Oscar-winning actress, 60, and her long-time beau, ex-Ferrari CEO Jean Todt married in an intimate ceremony in Geneva on Thursday, 19 years after the groom first proposed.
“We met in Shanghai on 4th June 2004,” a message in the wedding program — shared on Instagram by ex-Ferrari Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa — began.
“On 26th July 2004, J.T proposed to marry M.Y and she said YES,” the program continued, revealing that Todt and Yeoh got engaged after less than two months of dating.
“Today after 6992 days on 27th July 2023 in Geneva, surrounded by loving family and friends, we are so happy to celebrate this special moment together!” the note concluded.
How many children does Michelle Yeoh have?
Yeoh does not have any children and has cited her inability to have children as the reason for ending her first marriage.
Does Michelle Yeoh have a child?
Yeoh told Bustle that she left acting at 28 to have kids. However, she was unable to have children of her own.
Does Michelle Yeoh have a son?
The Malaysian actress does not have a son or a baby boy.
Does Michelle Yeoh have a daughter?
No, the famed actress does not have a baby girl or a daughter.
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