Jerry Yan Fan Meet in Manila 2004

My first time to see Jerry Yan at NBC Tent for Bench endorsement. I ask my brother Azrael to cover the event. His first experience in vlogging! I'll write a blog post about this memorable-chaotic-unforgettable experience!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Jerry Yan responds to rumours about being born out of wedlock

Posted: 05 April 2010 1232 hrs

TAIPEI: Taiwan superstar Jerry Yan responded for the first time to recent rumours he was born out of wedlock during a charity event on Sunday, said Taiwan media reports.

Expressing support for his mother, the 33-year-old said, "I don't really know [if the rumours are true], and I don't want to know. My mother worked very hard to bring me up.

"She is my role model. I will support her no matter what and I hope I can make her even more proud of me when I grow older."

The "Meteor Garden" star said he is actively preventing his mother from reading about the rumours to stop her from getting hurt.

Recounting his own poverty-stricken childhood, Yan also revealed that he had once been approached to be a gigolo when he was still in high school.

The former member of Taiwanese boyband F4 admitted that the lure of fast, easy money was hard to resist, as his friends who had accepted were all driving expensive cars, while he worked part-time without any holidays, just to make ends meet.

"In those days, I worked hard till 11pm every day. The temptation was great, but I remembered what my mother had taught me. A man can be poor but cannot give up his integrity. Whatever you do, you must be able to answer to yourself and to the people around you, so I replied that I was not interested," he said.

"If I really became a gigolo, my mother would kill me," Yan quipped.

- CNA/ha


  1. Anonymous6:24 AM

    I have a friend once mentioned that she was born as a love child. I like it much better than out of wed-lock.
    It sounds matter of fact actually.
    After all, it's no one's business.