HONG KONG • Was cash the explanation for the general public disclosure of Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong’s illegitimate son?
Wong, 56, admitted to the media final week that he has an illegitimate son after a girl recognized as Joyce made the disclosure to Hong Kong’s Apple Daily.
Media reviews over the weekend recognized Joyce because the niece of veteran actor and producer John Shum.
She dated Wong when she was 17 they usually had been in a relationship for about 10 years. She gave beginning to their son in October 1998 when she was 23, and took William again to Britain when he was two. He is now 19.
It was additional disclosed that she was married twice in Britain and has two kids along with her present husband.
Wong has reportedly taken care of Joyce and William by shopping for a home for them in Britain and supplied cash for his son’s dwelling bills.
However, she reportedly offered the home and moved to a suburban space, the place the usual of dwelling is decrease.
Wong advised Hong Kong’s Ming Pao Daily News that Joyce stored half the cash meant for his or her son, so he determined to deposit the cash instantly into William’s account as he was going to school quickly and will handle his funds independently.
“That is why she is angry about it,” he mentioned.
However, Joyce rebutted the allegation.
She advised Apple Daily that Wong gave her HK$25,000 (S$four,358) a month, with half the cash used for varsity charges and the remainder for financial savings. She mentioned that the cash has been handed over to their son for the previous eight years.
She added that William has been finding out in state colleges all these years and that his college charges is not going to be paid by Wong, however by means of loans from the government.
She declined to touch upon the sale of the home purchased by Wong.
“Money isn’t everything, money isn’t love,” she replied.
When Apple Daily requested Wong about her newest response, he replied: “The matter is over.”
The actor mentioned earlier that he has maintained telephone contact with Joyce over time, however solely on points regarding their son.
He mentioned he felt relieved after the matter got here to gentle, however he was involved in regards to the impression on William and didn’t need the folks round him to really feel awkward in regards to the disclosure.
He advised the media that he doesn’t have any extra illegitimate kids.
The award-winning actor went on social media final 12 months to search for his father who left him as a toddler, and succeeded in reuniting together with his two half-brothers in Australia in March.
He has appeared in dozens of flicks, most notably The Untold Story (1993), Infernal Affairs (2002) and Initial D (2005).
Wong has been married to his spouse Ng Wai Zing for 26 years they usually have two sons.