Linda Chung Spotted Dating New Boyfriend
Attractive to numerous TVB actors, Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) has rejected playboy Raymond Lam (林峯), and “women butcher” Ron Ng’s (吳卓羲) interests. Possessing a pure image, Linda had to retain secrecy in dating. On May 10th, the paparazzi discovered that Linda had dumped rumored boyfriend, Philip Ng (伍允龍) and was spotted on a dinner date with a new love interest in the Stanley district. When Linda realized the presence of reporters, she was frightened and decided to leave the scene and cancel her dinner plans.
Prior to filming Happy House, Hidden Dragon <樂府藏龍> in early May, Linda frequently met with new boyfriend, Mr. Cheung. On May 10th at 6 PM, Linda dressed in an understated manner, wearing little make-up, a black cap, black thick-rimmed glasses, and a casual bag. Her appearance was very casual and possessed no trace of a celebrity. It was difficult to spot her as a TVB fadan on the street. Transforming herself, Linda was careful to look around when she left her Tseung Kwan O apartment. Prior to boarding her boyfriend’s Audi TT car, Linda looked left and right for suspicious characters first.
Arriving at their dating destination in Stanley, Mr. Cheung parked his car in the lowest level of the parking facilities, which was the least populated with cars. When they were ready to head towards the restaurant, Linda realized reporters were taking photographs. Caught in a moment of chaos, Linda gave Mr. Cheung a signal and the pair went back inside the car. Mr. Cheung quickly drove his car away and ran past several red lights, attempting to get rid of the reporters.
[During the red light stops], reporters left the car to take photos of Linda and Mr. Cheung. The couple’s faces soured and turned their heads to avoid the camera. Linda pulled down the car’s visors to shade their faces from the camera. Realizing reporters continued to take photos, Linda changed her mind and changed her expression from “Miss Cool” and smiled instead.
Unable to leave behind reporters, Linda asked her boyfriend to allow her to disembark in Aberdeen. Linda’s intention may have been to distract the reporters from following Mr. Cheung. Asked whether she was on a date with her boyfriend, Linda had already prepared her response, “No, we are just friends! Originally, we were intended to have dinner, but now we canceled our plans!” Linda and Mr. Cheung headed home separately. Linda took a taxi home and Mr. Cheung returned to his Park View Court residence in Hong Kong Island on Lyttleton Road.
Mr. Cheung’s Profile
Linda’s date, Mr. Cheung, resembled Mark Lui (雷頌德) in physical appearance. Mr. Cheung was approximately 30 years old and his family background was quite wealthy. Mr. Cheung’s parents owned a house in Sha Tin, in which the current market valuation was $20 million (HKD). His parents have an interest in investing properties and often profited from such investments.
Allegedly, Linda and Mr. Cheung knew each other while attending school in Canada. The pair met again in Hong Kong at the beginning of the year and officially started dating two months ago. On Linda’s birthday in April, she revealed that she received a luxury watch from a man. The gift was [likely] from her boyfriend, Mr. Cheung.
Dating Mr. Cheung involved the right timing. Allegedly, Linda was in a 3-year underground relationship with actor, Philip Ng. Over the past few years, Linda was often the target of “hungry wolves” at TVB, including Raymond Lam, Ron Ng, and Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿) who were interested in her. However, Linda held onto Philip Ng and did not let go.
According to a source close to Linda, “TVB did not regard Linda and Philip Ng’s relationship highly and felt their [career] distance was too wide. When Linda rejected Raymond and caused him to lose face, Virginia Lok (樂易玲) did not want Linda to be too high profile in her relationship with Philip Ng, which would drag down her image. After three years, their love relationship fizzled. Linda wanted to boost career heights and needed TVB to give her an opportunity. Being obedient was one of the requirements; Linda chose to end her relationship with Philip!” With her relationship with Philip over, Linda started dating Mr. Cheung two months ago.
Excerpt from Next Magazine # 1108
Jayne: Based on Linda’s reaction to the presence of reporters and canceling her dinner plans, it looks rather obvious that Mr. Cheung is indeed her boyfriend!
Again, there is speculation as to whether Raymond did indeed pursue Linda.