It’s been about 10 months since the mistress of all celebrity cheating scandals — and secret dash cam recordings — sent shockwaves across Asia. While things seem to be cooling down for the parties involved, it looks like it might be a while before everyone actually stops talking about it..
We are, of course, referring to the time Andy Hui was caught making out with Jacqueline Wong in the backseat of a car. A clip like that alone would have been embarrassing for anyone, but it was extra damaging because Andy was — and still is — married to singer-actress Sammi Cheng, while Jacqueline was — but is no longer — dating actor Kenneth Ma.
On the evening the day the scandal broke, Andy held a press conference where he tearfully apologised for his actions and announced that he would be halting all work activities “until [he finds] the right version of [himself]”. Even his wife, who graciously forgave him, admitted that she is “in no hurry to see him go back to work” as he should be reorganising and reflecting on himself instead.
Sure enough, there hasn’t been news of any comeback project from Andy. Instead, he’s been busy going on vacations with Sammi and being a supportive husband at her concerts (even though he got booed by disapproving fans). You know, generally keeping a low profile.
Recently, reporters spotted the 52-year-old singer meeting some friends for tea, and grabbed this rare opportunity to catch up with him. According to Hongkong media, Andy was in a very good mood, and was more than happy to have a short chat with them.
He also appeared to have put on some weight, judging from his slightly bulkier build and rounder face (no doubt the result of being on an indefinite work hiatus). Perhaps that’s why he told the paps he’s been exercising and hiking regularly.
However, his friendly demeanour took a 180-degree turn the moment he was asked if he has heard the rumours about Jacqueline and RubberBand drummer Lai Man Wang, who were snapped shopping for pet supplies together.
As soon as he heard his former mistress’ name, Andy stopped smiling and immediately turned around to escape into a nearby building, signalling the end of the conversation and proving that he is in absolutely no mood to address any questions about the scandal.