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Singapore actor Desmond Tan turns down work for the 1st time in 15 years to welcome baby daughter in March

Seeing his wife during this journey makes him realise a mother's greatness, and become more considerate and caring of her

Desmond Tan turned down a job so he can be around for his baby girl in March. (PHOTO: Instagram/thedesmondtan)
Desmond Tan turned down a job so he can be around for his baby girl in March. (PHOTO: Instagram/thedesmondtan)

Having a child is a momentous occasion and local actor Desmond Tan isn’t letting work get in the way.

Speaking to Chinese daily newspaper Lianhe Zaobao, the 37-year-old revealed that he turned down a job so he can be around for the birth of his daughter in March. This marks the first time Tan has rejected a job in his 15-year showbiz career.

He said, “A while ago, I was flying around for work, and I am worried about my family. Especially since my dog ​​Hoshi fell seriously ill before, and my wife is pregnant, it made me very worried.”

The job he turned down required him to travel to Milan. Tan shared, “My wife will be 37 weeks pregnant, and after asking the doctor, Mingshun (actor friend Christopher Lee) and some friends, everyone suggested I should stay to take care of my wife and offer her moral support.”

Tan also said that he has been discussing his work schedule for March with his manager. He was supposed start filming a new drama then, but it was delayed to April.

“I’m happy everyone is very understanding,” he added. When asked if he’ll be in the delivery room, Tan replied in the affirmative.

Unborn daughter has already changed him

Tan revealed to Lianhe Zaobao that he matured a lot because of his unborn daughter, saying, “It’s different now compared to when I was single or married. I have an additional set of responsibilities and worries."

Seeing his wife during this journey made him realise a mother's greatness and it reminded him of tough it must have been when his mother had him. Nowadays, he is more considerate and caring of his wife.

He said, “My work used to take up most of my time, so I rarely spent time with her. After she became pregnant, I shared some of her responsibilities, and then I realised how much she has been putting in. The reason my work is successful is actually due to the support of my family.”

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