Anita Yuen’s Words Move Chilam Cheung to Tears
Together for 27 years, Chilam Cheung (張智霖) and Anita Yuen (袁詠儀) are what people like to call an “old married couple.” Date nights consist doing quick grocery runs, hanging out with friends, or planning for their son’s next big field trip. Chilam and Anita were never known to be the affectionate, romantic type, but what bonds them together transcends beyond romance and passion.
In the new season of the Chinese variety series Viva La Romance <妻子的浪漫旅行>, which follows a group of celebrity wives going on an overseas vacation without their husbands, Anita shared with the cast and her viewers that this trip was actually her first overseas trip without Chilam.
“Aside from work, whenever I travel, I always had him with me,” said Anita. “I would consider this to be my first trip without him. I know he’s very happy right now, because I’m not by his side to constantly nag him. But I want to tell him, that I’m not used to this at all, so you can’t run away from me!”
It wasn’t meant to be an emotional confession, but after recalling her lonely flight from Beijing, Anita started to cry. “I was alone in that plane, and I was not used to it at all. If I’m going on a vacation, I should be with my husband, or all three of us with our son. This is really the first time by myself. I really want to tell him that after this, I won’t be traveling by myself again. I’ll be following him.”
Chilam, who was watching Anita’s interview live in the studio room, started to tear up at Anita’s words. He said, “We’re not young anymore. There will eventually be a time when one of us would travel alone. Nothing lasts forever. We need to cherish the present.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.