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The media has been hearing wedding bells since pop queen Faye Wong and actor Nicholas Tse got back together and her daughter, singer Leah Dou, for one, is cool with that.

In an interview with Apple Daily on Tuesday, Dou, 19, mentioned that her favourite Cantonese song by her mother is Vertigo, which was composed by Tse and released in 2001, after the couple first started their May-December relationship. It created an opening for questions about Tse, 35, who resumed his romance with Wong, 46, in 2014.

“He wrote it, right, right, right, I like it,” Dou said.

Does she have a good relationship with him? “It’s normal.”

Would she like him for a step-father? “If she’s happy, it’s enough,” she said, referring to her twice-divorced mother.

What has Dou learnt from the three men in her mother’s life, her father, musician Dou Wei; her former stepfather, actor Li Yapeng; and Tse? “I don’t know. I think if I’ve learnt anything, I did it unconsciously. I haven’t thought about this. I think they’re all good.”

Dou, who was born in Beijing but has a Hong Kong passport, is in Hong Kong on a publicity tour for her debut album, Stone Cafe, a collection of 11 English songs that will be out tomorrow.


A version of this story was originally published in The Straits Times on April 21, 2016. For more stories like this, head to

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