Sammi Cheng forgives Andy Hui

Sammi Cheng said in an Instagram post that she and Andy Hui had held hands and prayed together in these difficult times.
Sammi Cheng said in an Instagram post that she and Andy Hui had held hands and prayed together in these difficult times.PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG, ANDY HUI/WEIBO

HONG KONG • Hong Kong pop star Sammi Cheng has broken her silence two days after her husband, singer Andy Hui, was caught on camera kissing actress Jacqueline Wong in the back seat of a taxi.

Calling the incident "an important lesson in our marriage", Cheng, 46, said they need to face up to each other's flaws and not give up on themselves or the other party, signifying that she has forgiven Hui, 51, for his indiscretions.

She said a marriage consists not only of "the happiness and warmth" they give each other, but also embraces "each other's mistakes" and includes "mutual forgiveness".

Question marks over the marriage of Cantopop's golden couple had risen after Apple Daily uploaded on Tuesday an exclusive video clip showing Hui and Wong kissing. Wong, 30, is the girlfriend of TVB actor Kenneth Ma.

In her post on Instagram yesterday, Cheng added that she and Hui held hands and prayed together during these difficult times.

She said the experiences and lessons from the incident will definitely help her and Hui get their life back on track.

According to Hong Kong media reports, the driver of the taxi sold the entire video clip to the media for about HK$1.5 million (S$259,000). Media reports said there are two other video clips which have not been released.

Meanwhile, Hui's manager Paco Wong has confirmed that his planned concerts in Hong Kong in September have been cancelled as the singer has been emotionally affected by the incident.

Besides the concerts, Hui has other performances and shows scheduled in China.

Asked about the financial losses due to these cancellations, Mr Wong said: "It's not an issue of money. I hope there is no need for compensation."

There are reports that Cheng has moved out of her apartment as she does not want to live with Hui after the scandal broke.

But an Apple Daily report said that Cheng has not moved out and that Hui had apologised profusely to her after going back to their home after his press conference on Tuesday evening.

這次 ,是我們婚姻中共同重要的一課。這段期間, 我們共同經歷情緒起伏, 我們也就事件詳談很久很深 . 這是夫妻二人之間的一課, 也是往後婚姻路上學習到的一課. 我們在婚姻中走進更深處, 婚姻當中除了彼此給予的幸福溫暖, 當中也深深包含了彼此的錯誤和彼此的原諒. 人誰無過是老生常談,但事實確是如此啊。 在這次中, 重要的, 是更進一步身歷婚姻其中真諦. 幸福不只是一埸埸順利美滿,當中也有試煉, 也一起去經歷高低狀況,讓夫妻之間的感情厚度帶領著前行, 更要彼此走進對方的內心, 一起正視各自的軟弱, 不放棄自己, 不放棄對方,互相糾正, 互相提點, 在婚姻歴煉中, 我深信經歷和教訓一定會幫助重回正軌, 生命更會更生. 這期間在我們彼此都最難捱的時刻, 握著手一起祈禱, 對我們的幫助極大. 今天, 肩上的重擔彷彿輕了很多. 只願一切快平息, 回歸平靜. 最後摯誠請求各大傳媒不要再等候和追訪我年紀老邁行動不便的父母. 沒有更多想表達了,今天以後,就只向前看, 在時間的見證中,繼續一步步前行. ❤️

Talk of more video clips surfaced after Apple Daily released on Wednesday a more complete version of the video clip, which showed Hui and Wong leaving the taxi together after reaching her home.

A man who was shown in the video clip with Hui and Wong has been identified by Apple Daily as Mr Kenneth Yang, a senior executive at an insurance company. He is a good friend of both Hui and Cheng.

According to Hong Kong media reports, the couple had celebrated Mr Yang's birthday two days before the incident, but Hui and actress Wong gathered a group of friends two days later to celebrate Mr Yang's birthday again.

Mr Yang noticed that Hui and Wong were behaving suspiciously after the celebration ended, and in the taxi, offered to drop Wong off first at her home. However, she rejected his suggestion and insisted that Mr Yang alight first.

Hui took Wong's side and assured Mr Yang that he and Wong would go home separately.

After Mr Yang alighted, both Hui and Wong told the driver to head to Wong's home in Lei Yue Mun. They held hands and Wong kissed Hui numerous times in the car.

Hui was also seen to be sitting in a low position in the taxi as if he did not want to be seen by people in other cars.

The video clip showed them alighting together.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2019, with the headline 'Sammi Cheng forgives Andy Hui'. Print Edition | Subscribe