Malaysian singer Peggy Lai (also known as Lai Bing Xia), 55, announced through a Facebook Live session on Jan 2 that she's been officially ordained as a Buddhist nun.
The singer, who has been vegetarian for eight years, shared in her caption that it was a “life-changing day" for her.
Some netizens weren’t pleased to hear of Peggy’s decision, writing that the singer had “abandoned her husband and son” by choosing to become a nun.
Peggy is married to Wang Yuxiang, a record producer. The couple have a 24-year-old son together.
Peggy has since stepped out to address the comments personally.
In an interview with Malaysian media, she revealed that she was actually briefly ordained as a nun around seven years ago.
However, her son was still young at that time, so she decided to return to the secular world. Today, her son is now married, and has a son of his own. Therefore, she decided to get ordained as a nun again.