Being a parent is hard, and it’s even tougher when you’re a single parent. Ahead, we’ve put together a list of single celeb mums who have inspired us with their strength and grace – like Korean-Australian twin sisters and YouTube darlings Janice and Sonia Lee. The Lee twins perform cover songs together as “Jayesslee” on YouTube. In a recent Instagram post, Janice confessed that her five-year-old son Conor was “born out of wedlock”.
“I post this today as a single mum. I couldn’t find the words to articulate my stance on the situation, that I was remorseful for what I had done yet unapologetic for Conor’s life,” she revealed. Janice, who is separated from her now ex-husband Lee Sung Ho, opened up in an emotional Instagram Live that it had taken her four years to come to terms with being a single mum. She even thought about suicide until her younger twin, Sonia, who is also a single mother talked her out of it.
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Sometimes it’s easy to forget that celebs deal with some of the challenges that everyday parents face. It can be helpful to hear empowering advice and reflections from women going through similar experiences. Below, 9 inspiring single mum quotes from Asian celebs.