Me, my children & career
FAMILY: Wong Li-Lin with Sage, nine, and Jonas, eight. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/LILINWONG
Single for about a year now, Wong Li-Lin intends to stay that way, at least in the near future.
She divorced Allan Wu last June after nine years of marriage, and they have two children - daughter Sage, nine, and son Jonas, eight.
Speaking to The New Paper on Sunday at the ComChest Care & Share Charity Show 2014 last Sunday, a bubbly Wong says: "I am at the stage where I am looking at making more friends and knowing more people. But I am not looking for an exclusive relationship right now.
"I don't want anything serious."
The Community Chest ambassador adds: "I am in an exclusive relationship with myself, my children and my career. I want to focus on myself."
She explains that she had three serious boyfriends since she started dating 22 years ago and was single for only six months in between each relationship.
She says: "I have always been attached. I want to use this time for myself to heal so I can learn and do better in the next relationship."
Wong was notably chattier and friendlier during the short interview with the local media, a far cry from her former private and guarded self when dealing with reporters.
She credits that to being more comfortable with who she is now.
She also seems to have gotten over her divorce fairly well, sharing her feelings openly during the interview.
Speaking fondly of Wu, she says: "When a marriage breaks down, it is a big thing. The children get affected.
"But we can still be friends and Allan is still a fantastic dad to the children."
She adds: "It is unfortunate that we cannot show our kids how we handle an argument or a quarrel, but we can still be respectful and dignified towards each other.
"We just cannot remain in the husband-and-wife set-up anymore."