The Tay children all grown up

The Tay children all grown up

Andrew Seow

Who: Andrew Seow, 42, played the rebellious eldest son Gary. His role earned him the Best Newcomer accolade at 1996's Asian Television Awards. He starred in all six seasons of Growing Up.

Life after Growing Up: After Seow left MediaCorp in 2007, he set up a callcentre company and helped out at a friend's pub.

Today, he runs an online business selling paintings and antiques. The selfprofessed animal lover's flexible schedule allows him to volunteer regularly at dog shelters. He has five dogs, including three rescued dogs.

The bachelor is open to going back to acting and would like to be in independent films.

Speaking fondly of his Growing Up character, he says: "Gary is very close to my heart. I feel that everyone has a Gary in them. Have we not been rebellious before? Was there not a time when your parents asked you what time you were coming home and you ignored them? I guess that's why people can relate to the role."

Irin Gan

Who: Irin Gan, 43, played the wilful eldest daughter Vicky. She starred in seasons one to five.

Life after Growing Up: Gan left Media-Corp in 2000 to further her studies. She returned to show business later that year to join rival and now-defunct television station MediaWorks.

The willowy beauty made it to FHM Singapore's annual 100 Sexiest Women in the World survey in 2002 and 2003.

She reportedly joined the corporate world after leaving show business for good in 2003 when her two-year contract with MediaWorks ended and has kept a low profile since.

Till this day, netizens are curious about her, though. She was out of town when Life! contacted her and was not available for an interview.

She is low-key about her love life and her marital status is unclear. She was married to businessman Steve Ting for two years. They wed in 1998 in a glitzy do at Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.

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