Let’s be real—there is no perfect one-size-fits-all approach to maintaining any marriage. No shortcuts nor quick fixes, not even if you are head over heels for each other.
Just like any couple, Mandopop superstar Jay Chou and wife Hannah Quinlivan, had to constantly work on what they have together now.
Married for almost five years (since 2015) with two kids in tow, how does the couple still manage to keep their marriage fresh?
This is on top of the stress from netizens who voiced their judgemental comments of the couple’s relationship—or rather Hannah—stretching from as early as their initial dating days.
Turns out, it is something that’s not-so-secret after all. Something that new mums especially could overlook when things get busy with the kids.
Boils Down to One Thing
It is all about “care” when it comes to keeping the spark alive, the 26-year-old revealed in an interview with 8Days.
A lot of hard work is needed to maintain the love they have for each other shared Jay chou wife Hannah, a young mum of 5-year-old Hathaway and 3-year-old Romeo.
No matter how long a couple has been together, putting in the effort, day in and out to make things work is key.
While being a mum is viewed as a noble role or responsibility, she is first but a woman before she is a mother. Hannah further shares with 8Days that she always puts Jay first, even before their children.
While taking on various roles within the household and focusing her attention on the kids, a mum could find her identity diminished or her needs having taken a backseat.
A Reminder for All Mums
To which Hannah seeks to remind: “I understand that a lot of mums will want to focus all their attention on their kids after giving birth, but I feel that it’s important to have a sense of self-confidence.”
According to her, it is important for mums “to remember to pay some attention to yourself (sic)”.
“You have to carve out some time, occasionally, for date nights,” she added.
Earlier in June, the family took to the outdoors to celebrate their son Romeo’s 3rd birthday.
It was a cosy affair lounging on the grass with a makeshift projector showcasing precious moments of the family. There was even an outdoor fire pit.
There was also a shot captured from Jay and Hannah’s back view as they revisited past moments together.
The couple have been known to be protective over their kids, shielding them from the public’s eye.
While full-frontal shots of their children have been revealed previously on their social media accounts, their features are often covered with sunglasses or digital stickers.
Photos via Instagram/hannah_quinlivan.