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Leon Lai and Maggie Cheung in a Sunset Romance?

By on December 11, 2012

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Above: Leon Lai and Maggie Cheung heated up screens in the 1990s.

Recently divorced, Leon Lai (黎明) is rumored to be dating long-time friend, Maggie Cheung (張曼玉). The two lonely souls found comfort in each other since Maggie also broke up with her German boyfriend recently.

Leon’s feelings for Maggie may go back as far as 16 years ago. In 1996, it was reported that romance had sparked between the two after collaborating in Comrades: Almost a Love Story <甜蜜蜜>.

As the spokesperson for UNICEF, Leon reunited with Maggie at a recent charity event. The two hugged and chatted constantly during the event. After their reunion, Leon and Maggie were seen having frequent dinner dates together.  Recovering from their recent breakups, Leon and Maggie reportedly sought comfort in each other, sparking rumors of a sunset romance.

Maggie’s Influence on Leon

While filming Comrades: Almost a Love Story, Leon was reported to have developed special feelings for Maggie. He had a habit of writing down notes of his filming experience and costars in his personal diary.  Leon greatly enjoyed working with Maggie and happily jotted down his heartfelt thoughts about her. In his notes, Leon often praised Maggie and mentioned he truly admired her brilliant acting skills.

Excerpts of Leon’s diary were recently leaked to the media; they described his time spent with Maggie while filming in New York 16 years ago.  Many of the outdoor scenes involved only Maggie, but Leon would wait for her after filming his parts. They would often meet after work.

Leon recalled one special dinner date with Maggie and her assistant at a restaurant. During dinner, he and Maggie had a great time chatting nonstop and they got to know each other very well. Afterwards, Leon wrote about his feelings towards her, “Maggie is so intelligent and cultural as she has watched many plays and musicals. We both have many of topics to talk about. I would get so excited during our discussion about our favorite musical, Phantom of the Opera.”

While in New York, Maggie told Leon, “You must not have many friends, as a lot of people said bad things about you behind your back. They said you make people feel uncomfortable. Why are you not willing to communicate with others?” Leon shared the incident and credits Maggie for his subsequent personality change.

Not many people in the entertainment circle had wanted to have a close relationship with Leon in the past, as he kept himself very closeted. But suddenly Leon was seen dining with quite a few celebrities including Faye Wong (王菲) and Carina Lau (劉嘉玲). Leon was a changed man after filming with Maggie as he became more genuine and easy going.  Her comments greatly influenced Leon to change his attitude towards people. He mentioned that Maggie had taught him to open up to others and he is now a much happier person.

A Rekindled Flame? 

After many years of being apart and living separate lives, Leon and Maggie’ s romance is reported to be rekindling. With Maggie’s passion for music, Leon is reportedly planning to produce a song exclusively for her to sing and even offered to be her personal singing instructor. He is also planning to feature the song on his record company, A Music’s online apps for the fans to download.

Leon is reportedly trying very hard to prove his love for Maggie as he even followed her to Shanghai to stay by her side while she was working. Recently the two were seen dating in Hong Kong and Shanghai, appearing to be in the middle of a hot romance.

Leon’s Manager’s Response

Regarding Leon and Maggie engaged in a sunset romance, Leon’s manager responded, “Regarding such ridiculous news, we will respond.” Leon’s manager claimed that Leon greeted Maggie warmly at the UNICEF charity event, but hasnot remained in contact since.

Source: Sina.com, Sina.com

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  • Readers' Comments (30)

    1. apple says:

      If it’s true why not both are single now all the best to them. Hope Maggie could find her true love…

      • HeTieShou says:

        I agree and IF they both are single and all, why not? I hope they can both find their happiness…

    2. Little fishy says:

      Awww, now I rooted for them, dc too much about Leon, but I like Maggie, and it seem that they have been good and long time friend, and these kind of friendship is quite special, so do hope all goes well for both ^^ and papz keep out, don’t destroy good relationship lol xD

    3. Terminator says:

      Well, I guess Maggie must have gotten wind that most of us have been able to connect her to “Gweilo Loving Cougar”.

      Therefore, in this one stroke, she has immediately able to deflect all that speculation.

    4. kiki says:

      actually, i hardly watch HK movies i am not into their series n not much for the movies. i did watch this movie and i thought it was really well done. they look good together, good if they are rekindling their romance haha..why not, both single and maggie should really stop dating all those foreigners since it seems not much luck in that dept for her haha lol..

    5. Anna says:

      “We will respond”? or “Will NOT respond”??!

    6. me says:

      everybody thinks differently, my opinion is better for leon to go back to his wife’s side and maggie to return to her hubby if he and current wife not getting along, God mentioned that we should only get married once, the rest are adultery, who am i to go against nature and God

      • Kidd says:

        Going against God? – Yes (depending on which God you believe in)

        Going against nature? – Huh?

        • Excuse me! says:

          Well said, it depends on which religion, doesn’t it?

          The Muslim religion allows 4 wives at the same time.

      • HeTieShou says:

        What the heck?? When did any God say that you cannot marry more than once. Boy, if that were the case, then probably 90% or more of couples have gone against “God”.

        Sorry but you need to think for yourself and don’t rely on any religious beliefs too much or else you will become blind…

        • Kidd says:

          Luke 16:18 Jesus says:
          Every one who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

        • HeTieShou says:

          Thanks for the info Kidd… Ok, no wonder those “catholics” always tell me that they cannot divorce, but yet I have seen some that do. If things just don’t work out, you have to since what is the point of staying together if it isn’t working out??? I feel that it should be a personal choice rather than allowing any religion to make the choice of whether you should divorce or not.

        • harvest says:

          maybe you would like to view some youtube clips.. 23 minutes in hell (DVD full length video) by Bill Weise Testimony of Hell, 23 questions about hell, girl goes to hell and lives to tell and paint the tale what she saw, young ecuadorian girl back from the dead – angelica zambrano (heaven and hell)

      • sophia says:

        they divorced for a reason. They can remarried whenever they want.

      • RaySimpson says:

        I am sure the bible is always right… It also says rape victims must marry the rapist —

        If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her. (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)

        What kind of crap is that?

      • dd says:


        You religious zealots need to be rounded up like a herd of cattle and be nailed to crosses.

        Absolute fanatics, man.

        • HeTieShou says:

          Agree with you dd… I think religious fanatics regardless of any religion scare the heck out of me…

    7. LyNN says:

      wow. it must be really interesting to see Leon & Maggie end up together happily ever after :)

      • front says:

        better to stay as mutual friends, after parting become enermies, waste of time and energy, leon has a lot of girlfriends in line, may cheat on maggie (that’s why shu qi left him), don’t think maggie would like that, end up losing a friend

    8. msxie says:

      If L & M do eventually end up together, it would be like a plot from a romantic movie.

    9. Cloud says:

      They made a full circle and have finally reconnect with each other. If this news is true, then I’m happy for them.

      • HeTieShou says:

        That’s fate and sort of how it happened with Tony and Carina…I am also happy for them if it is true…

    10. Samantha says:

      Leon likes them tall, skinny and young. Just go and Google all his “past” rumoured girlfriends, the fit the description.

      • sundown says:

        maggie is not young, her biological clock is ticking

        • HeTieShou says:

          Yea, she was born in 1964 so it is too late to have kids..She is just way too old now…

        • msxie says:

          Maybe an older Leon now appreciates mature and wiser older women and hopefully will not follow the path of so many HK actors: go to China and marry girls young enough to be their daughters.

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