Cantopop 'golden couple' Andy Hui and Sammi Cheng have seen many ups and downs in their decades-long affair
As a result of the latest scandal involving Andy Hui's infidelity, it is unclear what the outcome of his relationship with Sammi Cheng will be
Cantopop's golden couple 46-year-old Sammi Cheng and her husband 51-year-old Andy Hui have always had a roller-coaster-like relationship which has been through many ups and downs and has its share of twists and unexpected turns.
When the couple finally decided to tie the knot, it seemed to be the perfect fairytale ending with Hong-Kong actor-comedian Dayo Wong calling their story, "the fairy tale of fairy tales". However, that fairytale image was recently shattered when Hui was seen cheating on his wife of five years Sammi Cheng Sau in a 16-minute long video. Hui was seen holding hands and also making out with actress and former Miss Hong Kong first runner-up Jacqueline Wong Sum Wing.
According to Star Online, Hui shared, "I want to apologize 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. 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."
Hui and Cheng had reportedly got together in 1991 after they recorded a duet together but insisted that they were just good friends. In a 1994 interview, Cheng even said, "I do not find (Hui) mature and handsome enough." Around a year after this, Hui had reportedly shared that Cheng was not his cup of tea and her entire image was way too "avant-garde" for him. However, the media continued to report them as a couple. It was in 1996 that Hui confessed that he had liked Cheng for a long time.
During an interview, he shared that he was attracted to Cheng for her mind and character. It came to be known that Cheng had hoped he could be her possible mate but realized that they would never be happy together. Many rumors began that Hui had actually proposed to her many times but she had rejected him. Cheng still insisted that she cared for him. She even appeared as a guest star at his concert which took place at the Hong Kong Coliseum even though she was hospitalized for a sudden asthma attack earlier that day.
Hui also attended all eight nights of her concert at the same venue later that year. On her last performance, he gave her a bouquet of flowers and a kiss on the cheek. In 1999, rumors started that the couple had split up when Cheng was spotted with heart-throb Louis Koo. When asked, Hui shared that it wasn't a big deal as Cheng always went to karaoke along with friends. However, in 2004, news of the couple's split spread as Hui wanted out of the relationship post an explosive argument.
It was around that same period that Cheng lost a lot of weight and also reportedly suffered from depression. After their breakup, Hui was romantically linked to an assistant Poon Hang Cheung and also a model named Michelle Yu. In 2011, it was revealed that Cheng and Hui had gotten back together and were seen having a private lunch at Tai Ping Koon restaurant in Hong Kong.
It is not known whether the couple's latest scandal involving Hui's infidelity will put an end to their long and bumpy relationship.