‘We don’t need luxury travel’: Evelyn Tan says life after marriage is ‘very exciting’, Entertainment News
Former actress Evelyn Tan has taken a back seat in showbiz since taking on the full-time role of motherhood in 2005, but she revealed on the latest episode of variety show meWATCH A Night Under The Stars – hosted by her husband Darren Lim – that her life is still full of color.
The 45-year-old married Darren in March 2004 and gave birth to their daughter in January 2005. Today the couple have four children: Kristen, Jairus, Way and Elliot, but the duo are still living their best lives.
Says Evelyn on the show: “I think my life after my marriage [Darren] was very exciting. What I want to pursue in life is a whole host of experiences, and Darren, the adventurer that he is, has really made that happen. He showed us the world.”
Between 2012 and 2016, the actress and her 49-year-old husband lived mostly on his boat, sailing the high seas and exploring the world with their children.
The original itinerary was to sail to Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Japan, the couple said in an interview with The New Paper in July 2015.
However, they halted their plans in 2016 when Kristen had to focus on her PSLE in 2017.
But for Evelyn, while sailing around the world has helped her pursue her quest for “a host of experiences,” there are also things she wants in her home.
The activities they did on A Night Under The Stars helped bring the family together – an outcome which Evelyn and Darren considered a “success”.
“The last time we were all together in the same room, [the children] were all still very young,” she said. “[The activities] really took us back to that experience all those years ago – it made me feel all warm and fuzzy.”
Evelyn also explained that watching a sunrise together is a rare thing because she had a different sleep cycle than Darren and the two prefer to wake up at different times.
For the show, Darren managed to wake up early, all “so the whole family could watch the sunrise”.
“We don’t need luxury travel,” Evelyn said. “Even spending our time together doing simple things is more than enough for me.”
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