Vivian Chow and Joe Nieh celebrate 10th wedding anniversary, 11 years after he was caught cheating

Vivian Chow and Joe Nieh celebrate 10th wedding anniversary, 11 years after he was caught cheating
PHOTO: Instagram/Vivian Chow, Apple Daily Hong Kong

SINGAPORE - Fans speculated more than once that their relationship was doomed.

But Hong Kong singer-actress Vivian Chow, 51, and writer Joe Nieh, 54, have proven them wrong. The pair celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on Saturday (Jan 5).

Shortly after midnight, Chow posted a photograph of her with Nieh, who was holding a cake decorated with the words "Vivian n Joe", surrounded by frosting hearts.

The photo, which appeared on Chow's Facebook and Instagram accounts, was captioned "Once upon a time…happily ever after. Just to make a long story short. Our 10th Wedding Anniversary!"

Fans congratulated them on their relationship and marvelled at their ability to remain youthful.

Instagram user vichelly1983 wrote: "Both you and Joe still look good as ever! Here's wishing both of you 'A Long & Lasting Love'."

Another user, wxt022000, wrote: "How do you stay so young? I'm like 20 years younger than you. I see myself ageing daily but you look the same."

Despite her age, 90s pop icon Chow is known for her seemingly eternal girlish looks. In October 2018, her appearance on China's Mask Singer Season 3 was met with Chinese netizens praising her complexion and figure.

Chow, who was once dubbed "The Sect Leader of Virginal Maidens" for her squeaky-clean image, has been together with Nieh for around 30 years. Nieh is the son of famous novelist Ni Kuang.

However, their relationship was not always smooth sailing.

In 2008, Nieh was photographed kissing a college student while he was at a club. While Nieh later claimed he had been drunk and did not even know the girl's name, this led to him and Chow, who had been dating for 19 years at the time, announcing that they would part ways.

But to the surprise of many, the pair got back together within a week and tied the knot the next year.

In 2014, various Hong Kong media outlets reported that the couple's relationship was on the rocks, with Nieh and Chow sleeping in separate rooms. Chow dismissed the claims.

She acted in her first TV drama in 1990 but took a break from showbiz in 1997 when her contracts expired.

Since then, she has returned to stage occasionally and made several appearances in films, the most recent being Cafe. Waiting. Love in 2014. She also released a gospel album the same year.

Vivian Chow, 51, stuns fans with her youthful looks at 30th anniversary concert

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    Did Vivian Chow drink from the fountain of youth?

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    The 51-year-old Hong Kong singer-actress showed no signs of ageing when she held her 30th anniversary concert tour this year.

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    Fans gushed over her youthful looks and svelte figure after photos from her Macau concert surfaced online recently.

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    Many of them called her an "eternal goddess" while others asked what was the secret to her timeless beauty.

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    A netizen wrote: "This is a 51-year-old Vivian Chow? I'd believe you if you told me that she was 21 years old."

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    With her sweet looks, Chow became the dream girl of many in the 90s.

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    She started out as a singer in 1985 and starred in numerous Hong Kong movies over the next decade.

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    Chow took a five-year break from showbiz in 1997 when her contracts expired and returned to the limelight in 2004.

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    She married writer Joe Nieh in 2009 after dating him on-and-off for 19 years.

This article was first published in The Straits Times. Permission required for reproduction.

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