Cecilia Cheung opens up on why she uprooted her sons to Canada

1 September 2013 / 3 years 1 month ago

Cecilia Cheung is determined to start a new life in Canada. She bravely left behind the glamorous celebrity lifestyle in Hong Kong and settled down with her two sons, 6-year-old Lucas Tse (謝振軒) and 3-year-old Quintus Tse (謝振南), in Vancouver, Canada.

“It’s not just about me anymore. Now, I have two more little beings with me, and I have to be responsible. I am not the centre of my life anymore,” Cecilia was quoted as saying on a Sudden Weekly report carried on Jaynestars.

Cecilia is currently living in a 3,000-feet, four-bedroom house that she purchased for CA$400,000 (S$484,000) years ago.

The home is located in Surrey, British Columbia, and her neighborhood also has easy access to various local recreational centers.

Last month, Cecilia and Lucas were spotted swimming in the Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre and last week, Cecilia was also seen taking her two sons to a dim sum restaurant.

An insider said: "Cecilia has been thinking about immigrating to Vancouver for years. Her half-sister lives there, which was one of the reasons why Cecilia chose Vancouver.

"Cecilia wasn’t very concerned about estate prices, because they wouldn’t be really expensive there. Her only condition was that she would not live in Richmond, because there are many Chinese living there.

"She didn’t want to be recognized."

Her current neighbourd reportedly consists of mainly Koreans and Indians.

Cecilia was also said to have had a thorough discussion with ex-husband and father of her two boys, Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒), before making the decision to uproot.

The insider spilled: "Cecilia told Nicholas the reason why she wanted to move was so their two sons can live new lives.

"Children have strong adaptation skills and the earlier they immigrated, the better.

"Nicholas grew up in Vancouver himself, and also believed that studying there is not as stressful as studying in Hong Kong.

"He really didn’t have the heart to see them leave, but Cecilia was firm on her decision so he had no choice but to agree.

"However, Nicholas didn’t agree to it immediately though as he didn’t want to alarm his parents."

Lucas will start in first grade next week at Walnut Road Elementary School, while Cecilia is currently searching for a suitable preschool for Quintus.

The boys were photographed on several occasions with their nanny.

After strengthening her beliefs in Christianity recently, Cecilia found solace in religion.

She regularly attends the Evangelical Chinese Bible Church, in Burnaby, British Columbia which is an hour away from her hometown.

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