Andy Lau buys RM10mil house before birth of child

HONG Kong superstar Andy Lau is expected to take a break from his entertainment career to take care of his Malaysian wife Carol Chu, who is four months' pregnant.

China Press reported that Chu would be giving birth in May or June next year.

The daily said Lau had spent more than RM10mil (S$4.1 million) to buy a bungalow for his wife of three years in Kuala Lumpur.

"This will allow Chu, 45, to stay in Malaysia and spend time with her family," said a source.

Sin Chew Daily reported that many of the couple's close friends from the entertainment industry were elated over the good news, which the 50-year-old announced to his fans on his official website on Monday.

Jacky Cheung urged Lau to enjoy the happiness of being a father.

"It is better late than never. Once you have a child, your life will be different," he said.

Singer Eason Chen said it was double happiness for Lau, who was named the Best Actor at the recent Golden Horse Award ceremony in Taiwan.

"I can share with him some parenting tips if he (Lau) doesn't mind but my wife is more experienced," he said.