Other secret marriages

RONALD CHENG, 39, AND CHARLENE CHOI, 28

Married when: Jan 31, 2006

The dirt: The pair started dating in 2004 after both starred in the film, Hidden Heroes.

Reports surfaced last March that they had registered their marriage in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, in 2006.

The pair then confirmed their marriage, and simultaneously announced their divorce in a teary press conference.

Before the news broke, they had constantly denied that they were married.

They are now dating different people - Choi is with her label mate, singer William Chan, 25, while Cheng is expecting a child with television presenter Sammie Yu, 31.

ANDY LAU, 49, AND CAROL CHOO, 45

Married when: June 24, 2008 The dirt: Lau admitted he and Choo wed quietly in Las Vegas in 2008, after Hong Kong media dug up records from the official website of Clark County in Nevada in 2009.

Lau, who has been with the former Malaysian beauty queen for 24 years, had first denied the marriage and promised that his fans would hear from him if he tied the knot. Branded as the Lying Heavenly King by the media, he later posted an apology on his Andy World Club website, saying he was ashamed he had not kept his word.

The couple had tied the knot so that they would qualify for fertility treatments in Hong Kong.

LEON LAI, 44, AND GAILE LOK, 30

Married when: March 9, 2008

The dirt: The marriage between the Hong Kong-based actor-singer and his model girlfriend was exposed in 2009 after the Hong Kong media produced a copy of their wedding certificate from the website of Clark County, Nevada. It showed they got hitched in Las Vegas under the names Leon Lai Ming and Lai Gia. They first met in 2000 when she modelled for advertisements for Lai's website. The two started dating in 2005.

Marriage rumours started circulating in March 2008 but the pair flatly denied them. Lok later admitted to tying the knot with Lai, asking for the public's understanding.

MIRIAM YEUNG, 37, AND GARY TING, 32

Married when: Aug 11, 2009

The dirt: The Hong Kong actress singer and Ting, a public relations account manager (and a former boyband member), registered their marriage secretly in Las Vegas after dating for more than two years.

Rumours quickly emerged that they were married but Yeung denied them repeatedly, saying she would announce it when she tied the knot.

But just two weeks after the nuptials, reporters found their marriage records on the website of Clarke County in Nevada.

The singer later said her contract had required her to wait for "an appropriate time" to reveal the news.


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