She was once dubbed a rising star with a bright future in showbiz. But in 2005, Evelyn Tan gave it all up. That was when she welcomed her first child with actor-husband Darren Lim, now 45, and made the decision to become a stay-at-home mum.
Today, the 41-year-old homeschools her four children – Kristen, 12; Jairus, 10; Way, eight; and Elliott, four – and wants to inculcate in them the idea that “life is not all about academics”.
Even more surprising was the family of six’s decision to live on a yacht for five years (they are now land-based), and their six-month sailing expedition in January 2016 to Phuket and Koh Samui.
The radiant mum chatted with Young Parents at the launch of popular German brand Frei Ol in Singapore – she is its celebrity ambassador – to find out more about the family’s seafaring experience and her child-rearing strategies.
Text: Lynn Wee, Young Parents/ Photos: Courtesy of Evelyn Tan