Lady Wu lost her parents at a young age and was living with her younger brother, Wu Jing, when Sun Jian heard of her beauty and character, and desired to marry her. Lady Wu’s relatives disapproved of Sun Jian, they saw him as an idler and a rascal, and were going to decline his proposal. Sun Jian was embarrassed and angry at their decision. Lady Wu questioned her relatives, asking “Why bring disaster upon yourselves for the love of one girl? If this turns out to be a bad match, it would just be my fate.” And so they gave her to Sun Jian in marriage.