Hong Kong model Mandy Lieu is said to be pregnant at the same time as her lover's wife

Alvin Chau and his wife Chan Wai Ling. -- PHOTO: APPLE DAILY
Alvin Chau and his wife Chan Wai Ling. -- PHOTO: APPLE DAILY
Mandy Lieu. -- PHOTO: APPLE DAILY
Mandy Lieu. -- PHOTO: APPLE DAILY

Hong Kong - Mandy Lieu's manager has confirmed that the Hong Kong model is pregnant, prompting talk that she is having a baby at the same time as the wife of her lover, Macau gambling and movie mogul Alvin Chau.

Lieu's manager did not deny the pregnancy when she spoke to Sing Tao Daily on Sunday. She said: "I won't deny it. We will all know later."

The 29-year-old Malaysian-born model has been based in Hong Kong since 2003, according to the newspaper. She dated Taiwanese actor Chen Bo-lin for three years and had stayed largely scandal-free before August, when her affair with Chau made the gossip headlines. She said then she had not known of Chau's marriage. They broke up briefly, but made up.

Apple Daily said he gave her a HK$90 million (S$15 million) mansion in the Mid-Levels. They were recently photographed at a casino, where he sat on her lap as he played baccarat.

He founded Suncity, a gambling junket operator that runs VIP clubs in Macau's casino resorts. He was photographed with his wife Chan Wai Ling, a director of welfare organisation Yan Oi Tong, at a charity dinner last Tuesday. She is said to be pregnant too, reported Sing Tao Daily.