Comedian Dayo Wong once praised the relationship between Hong Kong singers Andy Hui and Sammi Cheng, describing it as “Hong Kong’s last fairy tale”.
And the statistics speak for themselves too; in an industry fraught with short-lived marriages and casual relationships, the pair have somehow managed to defy all odds by sticking together for 21 whole years.
Having gotten together all the way back in 1991, they ended things in 2004, only to get back together again in 2011. And this time around, it seems that the cupid has truly given his blessings, as the pair got married in 2014, a year after Hui proposed.
Indeed, Hui and Cheng’s relationship undoubtedly resonates of a modern-day fairy tale, and it’s no wonder Dayo Wong had such grandiose words for the pair’s relationship.
But it seems that like all fairy tales, the story would have to conclude eventually, though one would wonder whether the last fairytale will culminate in a happy ending…
Or a sad ending.
Caught with his pants down… non-literally
Just yesterday, Hong Kong’s Apple Daily News uploaded a derogatory clip onto its YouTube platform, in which Hong Kong singer Andy Hui and TVB actress Jacqueline Wong were spotted engaging in some ‘less-than-appropriate’ gestures.
And while that would’ve been entirely acceptable had they been a couple in their own right, it has to be mentioned that Hui is a married man and Wong an attached individual, the latter having gotten together with fellow TVB actor Kenneth Ma back in 2017.
Suffice it to say; the clip, that featured Hui and Wong holding hands and kissing in the backseat of a taxi or private hire car before eventually leaving for the same location together, did not go down well with Netizens, and many lambasted the adultering pair with calls for them to leave the industry.
You can watch the video clip down below:
An apologetic affair
Hours after the ugly revelation bared its fangs, Hui held a press conference at a Hong Kong hotel, where he confessed to a dalliance with 30-year-old TVB actress and former Miss Hong Kong first runner-up Jacqueline Wong.
Stating that he’s “very disgusting”, he also expressed the intention of putting all work on hold, until he finds his “real and right self”.
It has to be noted that throughout the seven-minute appearance, the singer kept his head bowed, and was struggling to contain his emotions.
“I want to apologise to my family, Sammi’s family, friends and people who love me. Because I did what I cannot make up for, something that will not be forgiven,” he said upon the commencement of the press conference, setting the tone for the event that followed.
“I drank a lot that night but I feel that being drunk is definitely not an excuse to do something so wrong. I am very regretful, I find it hard to face myself and accept myself.”
“After I saw the report, I found myself very shameful, very wrong, very bad, very disgusting and very unfamiliar. I reflected on why I could not control my lust.”
After the whole ‘fiasco’, Netizens have flooded Hui’s Instagram page to express their anger and disappointment, with many calling for him to leave the entertainment industry.
Wong, on the other hand, has fended off all potential attacks by disabling comments on her Instagram page.
Cheng’s latest Instagram post on Sunday (14 April) has garnered more than 3,300 comments, with many calling for her to stay strong, and some asking her to leave Hui.
And while Kenneth Ma has no Instagram page of his own, a fan page dedicated to him has seen its fair share of supportive Netizens as well.
“You maybe heartbroken but it’s good that you found out now than later. To me you two are just not compatible at all….you deserve a much more better girl in your life!” one Netizen commented.
“You may forgive the slut but please please do not take her back…Guess there is a reason why your mom doesn’t like her…mom knows best!”
It all began because Hui might have thought that it’d be “safe” to conduct this adulterous act inside a taxi or private hire car, and to some extent, he’s right.
In Singapore, we would have known by now that filming the back passengers is okay, but distributing it on social media carries a weighty penalty.
Over in Hong Kong, it’s somehow same-same but different. However, it’s Apple Daily that posted the video, so everything is a tad more confusing.
Whatever it is, everyone’s attention seems to be on Hui instead of the driver, so here’s a lesson to everyone:
There are eyes everywhere.