Last week, 7-month pregnant Sonija Kwok (郭羡妮) was spotted shopping with her mother at the IFC mall in Central district. Since Sonija’s husband, action choreographer, Zhu Shaojie (朱少杰), was currently working in mainland China, she went shopping for baby goods in anticipation of her daughter’s arrival in June.
First-time mother, Sonija appeared to be anxious in entering the last trimester of her pregnancy. On her Weibo blog, the 37-year-old wrote, “My fingers have become painfully swollen; what should I do?” Sonija was eager to reach out to other experienced mothers, both celebrity friends and fans, in getting useful advice.
Michael Tao Denies Holding Grudge Against Sonija Kwok
Although Sonija Kwok got married to Zhu Shaojie last year and will soon become a mother, tabloids continued to link her with rumored On the First Beat <学警出更> costar, Michael Tao (陶大宇). In 2006, it was rumored that Michael got divorced from his wife of 17 years due to Sonija. Public backlash against Michael for breaking up with his wife was especially strong. Sonija immediately drew clear boundaries with Michael afterward.
Recent tabloids reported that Michael still possessed ill feelings towards Sonija. An insider told tabloids, “Michael Tao hates Sonija Kwok extremely, calling her a foul [expletive]. Although many years have passed, he continued to lament before friends that Sonija was heartless, in which he was almost put to ruin [during the divorce scandal].”
However, Michael denied claims that he still bore a grudge against Sonija Kwok. Michael sought out Eileen Cha (查小欣) and said, “The reporters asked what comments I had towards Ms. Kwok’s pregnancy. I said that I wished her well and was happy for her. It was entirely a positive response. However, tabloids twisted my words and claimed that I was angry. Since I cannot bear [the fabricated rumors], I reached out to you [to clarify].”
Michael Tao’s Words Were Twisted by Tabloids
In addition, Michael indicated that he was currently single. He maintained frequent contact with his ex-wife; the pair still care for each other’s well-being. Michael clarified that he and his ex-wife were not headed towards a reconcilation of their previous marriage, as reported earlier by tabloids. Michael said, “I am not in a rush to find a significant other. I enjoy my current freedom; I am very happy.”
It was reported earlier that Michael’s career outlook in mainland China was dismal. Allegedly he earned $20,000 Yuan per guest performance. Michael denied the rumors by stating, “I appear in a dozen shows on a monthly basis, or 60 shows yearly, in China. My fees are more than the reported figure of $20,000 Yuan. That’s not important. They can report that I am poor, but do not insult my character!”
This article was updated on April 18, 2012 to reflect Michael Tao’s response regarding clarification that he only wished Sonija Kwok well in her pregnancy.
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