Hongkong singer-actress Gillian Chung’s ex-husband, Taiwanese doctor Michael Lai has gone through quite the glow-up since news of their divorce broke in May. After they officially signed the papers in March, Michael has evidently turned to exercise to get his mind off things, showing off his toned bod on his socials.
Apart from that, media reports are now claiming that the 31-year-old has been indulging in a spot of post-divorce retail therapy to numb his heartbreak. Michael, who is said to have an annual income of NT$20mil (S$946,000), reportedly blew NT$2mil (S$94,689) on shopping these past few months.
And here’s what he allegedly bought— a second-hand luxury car, which he got from one of his friends for NT$1.3mil (S$61,500), a NT$500,000 (S$23,600) watch, as well as high-end designer clothing.
In fact, Michael is said to have spent so much at a particular shop that the sales assistants even threw a mini-party for the big spender. Not bad at all.
According to reports, Michael’s net worth grew dramatically as a result of his marriage to Gillian. Using his newfound fame, the enterprising doctor seized the opportunity to establish a brand new clinic, which received quite a bit of coverage from the media.
He also managed to snag a seat at a number of business meetings with Chinese businessmen simply because he was “Gillian Chung’s husband”.
Michael also counts a number of Taiwanese celebs as his friends, like host Blackie Chen. Oh, and Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu is said to have sold some of her million-dollar properties so she and her Chinese businessman husband Wang Xiaofei can invest in Michael’s new clinic.
An anonymous source, who claimed to be Michael’s good friend, also went to the media to spill some tea about the ex-couple’s split. The source said that Michael and Gillian’s marriage was an unhappy one, and that Michael “didn't even dare to buy new clothes during the span of their one-year marriage”, which could be why he’s going on a shopping spree now.