Hong Kong director Oxide Pang, 48, husband of actress-singer Angelica Lee, has found himself in hot water after he was photographed kissing a young starlet outside a Hong Kong cinema last Friday, reported Chinese entertainment news sites.
When contacted by a reporter, Pang reportedly got anxious and asked: "Did we kiss? What photos did you take? We are just normal friends watching a movie."
According to reports, Pang revealed that his companion is "Liddy", and the 26-year-old will soon appear in movies, though not his own.
Besides sharing a kiss, Liddy was also seen feeding Pang popcorn.
Pang and Malaysia-born Lee got married in 2010 after dating for eight years. They first met while collaborating on the horror film, The Eye.
Just last November, the couple appeared united when they turned up at Hong Kong actress Charlie Young's wedding in Singapore.
However, according to media reports, trouble may have been brewing in paradise due to the amount of time the pair have been spending apart.
Reports say 38-year-old Lee has been living in Malaysia and looking after his 12-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, while Pang, who is working on a movie in Hong Kong, will fly to Malaysia to visit them when his schedule permits.
When pressed further on his relationship with his wife, Pang retorted: "Nothing has changed, but we see each other less often because of work."
Asked whether he told Lee about his movie date with Liddy, he said: "No, it's only a movie."
But when quizzed about whether he still loves his wife, Pang initially refused to comment, but eventually replied: "Yes, lor."
He also refused to say how he and Liddy met, stating: "Don't ask about this."
When contacted, Angelica Lee's manager declined to comment on the matter.
According to latest reports, Pang flew over to Malaysia to seek his wife's forgiveness after the photos were published, and sources claim Lee is considering divorce.
Reports say Pang and Liddy's relationship began after he got her a role in horror movie, Four Nots, which he is not involved in.
However, Pang was often seen on set while Liddy was filming in Thailand. The two continued to see each other, until their rendezvous in a Hong Kong mall was captured by a paparazzo last week.
Chinese news site People.cn reported that Lee was kept in the dark until her husband confessed to her over the phone on Saturday. He reportedly flew to Malaysia in a desperate bid to salvage their marriage. This is reportedly not the first time that the director has strayed, but the extent of the affair this time may be the last straw for the actress, according to People.cn.