Asia’s King of Pop, Andy Lau, has remained “single” for as long as anyone can remember. Like Jackie Chan,
he is worried (or in Jackie’s case, was worried) that revealing his
relationship status will cost him the support of his female fans.
Jackie Chan did not own up to having a wife (Joan Lin) and a
20-something year old son (Jaycee Chan)
only until five or six years ago. Andy Lau, who is in his mid-40s now,
is clearly following in Jackie Chan’s footsteps. There were countless
rumors surrounding Andy’s sexuality. When I attended a wedding in Hong
Kong a few years ago, I sat next to this chatterbox who told me that
Andy Lau would often travel to Taiwan to hook up with younger men. She
used to work for a gossip magazine so there could be an ounce of truth
in what she said. Gay men usually buy the gay story if the person in
question is attractive.
A more substantiated rumor is that Andy Lau has been married to a
Malaysian named Carol Zhu for many years. This past weekend, it was
reported that he attended Carol’s sister’s wedding in Kuala Lumpur
and even sang two songs to congratulate the newlywed. He stayed no more
than 10 minutes and his appearance caused quite a stir among the
guests. Andy Lau has always denied his relationship with Carol, but his
presence at this wedding has indeed confirmed his relationship with
her. The son of this influential businessman in Malaysia (let’s call
him “Alex”) once told me that he was invited to Andy Lau’s party and
Carol was there. He introduced her to Alex as “his wife”. Apparently
the two have been married for 18 years, and get this, they even have
twin daughters who are teens now. Xinhuanet (a mainland Chinese
newspaper) got hold of their pictures
and published them today. Andy Lau’s rep wasted no time in denying the
allegation made by the paper that these girls are indeed Andy Lau’s
daughters. Oh, how juicy!
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