Saturday, June 02, 2007

Nhu Quynh's Controversial Pregnancy


Image taken @ Nhu Quynh's Official Website
Nhu Quynh’s real name is actually Quynh Nhu; she is one of the top Vietnamese singers in the U.S. Nhu Quynh first made her debut in 1994 singing the well known song “Nguoi Tinh Mua Dong” in Asia Entertainment Christmas Special, Dem Saigon 5. Since then, she became a household name due to her beautiful voice and pretty appearance. It is safe to say that Nhu Quynh made a name for herself in the Vietnamese showbiz and hold the heart of many adoring fans. Nhu Quynh was seen as the innocent girl wearing a white traditional Vietnamese long dress with silky long black hair. But oh how the time has changed and people soon forgot the past.
Life as a famous singer wasn’t always smooth for Nhu Quynh. Her earliest confrontation was the lawsuit battle with Asia Entertainment in which she won. Later on there were rumor relationships with a lawyer and with an office candidate Andy Quach (not Andy Quach the singer). However, none of that hit Nhu Quynh the hardest until the news of pregnancy broke out. It then became a bittersweet story for the singer.

Image taken @ Nhu Quynh's Official Website
We see Nhu Quynh on television and it seems like everyday, but for her the moment is just a small part of her day. She has a life behind the curtains that we do not know about and we shouldn’t because it is not our business. If we love music and we love Nhu Quynh we should focus only on her voice and when she’s singing for us and not judge her on her personal life. But no one can do so, simple because audiences are always curious of the artist’s personal life; thus the reason there are magazines like Van Nghe Magazine. It also gives reporters their job. Everyone wants to hear of the nasty things, the bad things and not the happy things because it is interesting news. We want drama; we want conflict and so forth.
Nhu Quynh’s pregnancy news spread through out newspapers, magazines, and online forums. It was said that Nhu Quynh held a small gathering to announce her pregnancy and shared her happiness with friends and family. But the question soon arise, “Who is the father?” We are living in a modern period where things are supposed to be less traditional and people are open minded but that is never the case. Although Nhu Quynh is not a single mom, people will assume she is and anyone who doesn't have a husband or is marry and have children. She doesn’t want to reveal the name of the baby’s father. And so that bothered a lot of people who started to call her names and talk bad things about her on the newspapers, magazines and the typical he said she said.
If you read the newspapers and magazines, there were many “dirty” reporters who bashed Nhu Quynh, claiming that she committed a sin of some sort because she was with many men. Furthermore they said that after the break up with Andy Quach not long ago, she’s now pregnant. How could that be in just a short time, unless? You can imagine all the kind of news that was fabricated to create a juicy story on the well-known singer’s pregnancy. I don’t have evident or anything to say that the most of the published articles were false, but as a reader I know that I cannot believe in everything I read. The media makes a living of off half true, half false stories and most of the time made up just to get our attention and to sell their stuff. Base on that it is a definite warning for many people to not believe everything they read. Indeed I am defending Nhu Quynh just because I believed she deserves better. Her occupation is a tough one no matter what. (Read more on the struggles of Viet artists in my upcoming post). Sadly, some people believe everything they read. Even some of Nhu Quynh’s fans showed their disgust and shock to the news like it is some sort of major crisis. Instead of congratulating her on her first child, people are mocking and questioning her of her personal life. I can understand that it is in people’s beliefs to be against pregnancy before marriage (or simple sex) but please don’t be shock like it’s not a common thing in today’s world. Society is changing and women have more options now compared to the past; it is the decision of the woman that we should respect. Part of the reason why Nhu Quynh received so much heat for her pregnancy is because a part of our society and society around the world in general are still very narrow-minded and discriminatory toward women and their rights compared to men.


Image taken from Vietshowbiz.com

Reported on Mautam.org that Nhu Quynh gave birth to a baby girl in February of 2007 name Melody Đông Nghi. Mẹ tròn con vuông. Nhu Quynh is excited to be mom because it is something she always wanted. I want to congratulate and wish her the best of happiness. NQ was back on stage and singing soon after the birth of her first child. She is happy than ever. I leave you with a quote from a fan.
“I'm so proud of Nhu Quynh and her pregnancy! She's one true diva and the role model for the women of the new century. I believe it will help her to grew stronger as an artist.”

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please check your sources before you post things and over exaggerate.

Just for clarification, she is NOT a single mom.

Anonymous said...

So, who's the baby's father?


Ok then, she IS a single mom =)

Anonymous said...

Very perceptive and nicely written.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

this article is a very respectable one in my opinion because I'm a huge fan of nhu quynh and u r right..society today is very corrupted therefore people should not judege nhu quynh like that cuz I think she will B a great mother... and I congratulate her on her first baby..

Anonymous said...

In this modern day, having a child as a single mom or with a lived in partner / boyfriend is not so out of the norm. Why has the identity of the child's father not been recognized? Is he a shame or does she commit a shame being with him? Or he is not a "Mr. Someone" who doesn't prossess a public reputation to be paraded around? She is neither the shy type nor shy going in public with her last two relationships (they are both well-known public figures? The last one with her,notoriously, attended some Democrat parties and mayor-running campaign)

The general suggestion of protecting him from the public eyes doesn't sit right in this case. Like all other celebrities in the showbiz bussiness, she should have known, she can't keep her personal life out of the publics. Isn't it simply "the rule of the game?"

Clap hands to the family of Bang Kieu & Trizzie Phuong Trinh as they seem to handle their personal and showbiz life well

Ms Netress.

Anonymous said...

A girl sexually active = whore.
A guy sexually active = stud.

Double standard. And quite sad.

A woman have a child without marriage = bad bad bad.
A man have a child without marriage = who cares?

This world is so wrong. If the Viet media really want to attach and target infidelity or adultery or "sinful" behavior - look to the VK that goes oversea to have sex with the girls back home. Our Viet society is male dominated and target women when something happens but never the guy. Sad part of our culture.

Anonymous said...

To Ms Netress.: how can you keep anything out of the public eyes and to add on top of that she is highly popular and famous which makes people want to know her business even more. People can try living under a rock but they can't live under a rock forever nor hide forever. Everything comes out in the end.

Anonymous said...

shes so ugly lol n her voice is so weak
but yeah...she shouldnt b hated on just cuz she got a kid. its her right. but then its others pplz right to hate on her, even if its for no reasons, its still a right. but then its also her right to ignore those haters. w/e

Anonymous said...

Don't naive everyone! Nobody or any papers said that rumor. Supprsingly the rumor is passed on the web by singer herself NQ. She thought by done that, she will look like she is a traditional VN girl. Everyone make mistake, but by this low NQ make herself no other than just another ho. She get an unwated pregnant by some guy that she dating for couple months. Of course no doctors wanted to go out with her. Come on get your act straight.

Anonymous said...

A girl sexually active = whore.
A guy sexually active = stud.

Double standard. And quite sad.

A woman have a child without marriage = bad bad bad.
A man have a child without marriage = who cares?

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its NOT double standard. Its reality. Guys have nothing to lose. Girls do. Guys dont physically lose their virginity, girls do. There has to be double standard. Why do you think we have separate bathrooms for men and women. If there is no double standard, men and women would share the same public bathroom already. Sometimes reality sucks but that's life.

Anonymous said...

she has kids already tho

Anonymous said...

Ms Netress y don't u reveal youself and your husband. Who cares about your double standard. Everyone has their own privacy. I love her singing and that is all matter. What she does with her personal life or any celebrity is none of our business. Stop pretending to be Ms perfect. Cuz we know you are not innocent. haahahah.

Anonymous said...

may nguoi nao noi xau ve NQ, thi no cang chung to no la ke xau. Vi xau va bat tai vo dung nen thuong hay ganh ti do thoi. Neu ban la nguoi tot thi khong nen nghe nhung ke nay no noi lam gi cho ban lo tai cua minh

Anonymous said...

ones who are dummy, uggly, and useless should never be heard, because what they said about NQ are all just trash like them, so keep yourself clean by not listen to theirs stupid words, they are just envy pigs

s said...

This is phucking bullsshiit. Why even bother about the singer's personal life? She's human; human has NEEDS! Learn to love the voice, not the singer!

Anonymous said...

I do not care !!! go away please

Anonymous said...

How she dated with nasty drunker Andy Quach. That guy tried to have sex with NQ for fun, no love
Bad guy put NQ at the corner is called a man????????????????

Anonymous said...

Please let me start first by saying that I love NQ so dearly, not only because she is famous as a singer, but as a beautiful sweet Vietnamese lady. I also respect her private life as I would like other to respect mine as well...but I am not a "household" to many people. NQ is as the writer simply stated. It is very hard and will still be very hard for NQ to live a double lives without much secrets and still want to be a "household" and a typical Vietnamese lady figure to many people. Many people was looking up to her and even name her daughter "Nhu Quynh", or "Quynh". I know I did. I hope some day I can hear another explanation from her. It just broke my heart to see her have to deal with all the complications. I blame the "father". He isn't a true man in my thought. If you did something right, you have nothing to hide! if it was true love, you should be proud of your child and want the world to know and share your joy.

Linh said...

Bunch of hipocrites here. I know you all have nothing to hide. So tell us about your life. We want to know also. I think stupid comments from idiots are to blame for this controversy.