Sightings of Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung with two male friends have heated up since her recent Singapore holiday, and one of them was revealed as an amusement park performer from Beijing.
Hero Zhang, 26, spoke to The New Paper on Monday and said of the 33-year-old star: "I like her, I really like her. She is a goddess who looks beautiful without make-up."
Describing her as a good friend, he added: "We like to spend time playing water sports and eating together."
Zhang, who performs in zones including Ancient Egypt in Universal Studios Singapore, declined to comment when asked if he was courting Cheung.
Stories of the two have surfaced in Hong Kong's The Sun since Nov 7, after he posted their selfie on Weibo.
According to the newspaper, Cheung's other admirer in Singapore is a Caucasian known as Leo. Last Saturday, it said he had been seen with her and her two sons at a playground.
He was also spotted sunbathing with her, said the newspaper.
Zhang said he got to know Cheung a few months ago at East Coast Park, where he goes waterskiing. He said they went to the park together when she came to Singapore again late last month.
"When I first saw her, I recognised her, went up to her and started talking about water sports," he told The New Paper.
"She was very nice and friendly and had no airs at all. We found out we could really talk and we chatted for a long time about everything under the sun."
Cheung is divorced from actor Nicholas Tse, 33.
In recent months, she has travelled with sons Lucas, six, and Quintus, three, to Vancouver and Singapore, prompting talk that she may enrol them in schools in the two cities.
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