n the latest mega-scandal to come out of Hong Kong’s celebrity sphere, singer-actor Andy Hui has bowed in apology to the world after being caught cheating on his wife, pop star Sammi Cheng.
The 51-year-old Hui was forced to call a press conference after video went viral on Tuesday afternoon showing him getting cozy in the backseat of a taxi with 30-year-old TVB actress Jacqueline Wong. In the surveillance footage, which was reportedly filmed earlier this month, the two are heard assuring another man that they will go home separately as he leaves the car, but soon start holding hands and locking lips.
At the press conference later that evening, Hui called himself a “scumbag,” apologizing to his wife and declaring that he is disgusted with himself. He explained that had been drinking a lot that night to celebrate a friend’s birthday, but noted that being drunk was no excuse.
Hui went on to announce that he was taking a break from his work while he trying to find his “real self.”
A singer with a career that stretches all the way back to 1986, Hui carried out a decades-long, on-again, off-again relationship with Sammi Cheng, one of the biggest Cantopop stars of the 1990s. The two finally got hitched in 2013 and have since kept things pretty low-key. They do not have any children together.
Back in 1991, they recorded a duet called “Do You Really Have Me In Your Heart?”
Meanwhile, adding yet more intrigue to the scandal, Jacqueline Wong, a former Miss Hong Kong runner-up, is in a relationship with 45-year-old fellow TVB actor Kenneth Ma.
How’s your Whatsapp chat group today Hong Kong? Someone forwarded me this old pic—Kenneth Ma (right) and Andy Hui …. pic.twitter.com/vzK0pL4jLD
— Vivienne Chow (@VivienneChow) April 16, 2019
After the video of her canoodling with Hui went viral, Wong disabled the comment section on her Instagram account. Hui himself has posted an apology on his own Instagram account as netizens have searched the pages for signs of their relationship. Like this photo from earlier this year of Hui helping Wong to celebrate her 30th birthday.