It’s the kind of announcement that no mother would ever want to make. But just a month after revealing that she’s pregnant with her third kid, Barbie Hsu’s management said in a statement that the 41-year-old star had to terminate the pregnancy as her doctor could not detect the embryo's heartbeat and determined that the foetus was “not fully developed”. Barbie, who is married to 36-year-old F&B tycoon Wang Xiaofei, is said to be recovering well now. The couple have two kids, daughter Hsi-Yueh, four and son Hsi-Lin, two.
In the same statement, Barbie expressed that even though her time spent with the child was very short, it made her realise a lot and that cherishing this moment of family togetherness is happiness. When asked about the sad news, Barbie’s sister, Taiwanese host Dee Hsu, said: “Even though she and this little life were not meant to be, and my sister couldn’t bear to let go, she and Xiaofei have decided to face this decision together. After all, they have two other kids to take care of! All I wish for is for my sister to recover well ’cos health is the most important.”
A Timeline of Barbie Hsu’s Third Pregnancy
News that Barbie was hospitalised after having an epileptic fit brought on by a cold made headlines. Tongues wagged then that she was pregnant again and her manager said that more will be revealed after Barbie recovers.
Barbie admitted that she was seven weeks pregnant when she was hospitalised and said that she had not reached the first trimester of her pregnancy which was why she could not reveal anything.
She and her family were seen filming a Chinese variety show, which had her kicking a ball around with her son.
Her management revealed that Barbie has ended the pregnancy.