Dating each other for 24 years, 52-year-old actress Louisa So (蘇玉華) and 53-year-old actor Poon Chan Leung (潘燦良) announced that they have finally tied the knot!
Meeting each other in 1988 at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, they later became colleagues at the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. Friends for a long time, they eventually started dating after collaborating in a stage play together. Poon Chan Leung recalled his impression of Louisa, “When I first saw her, it was like seeing a ray of sunlight. She always smiled and she was always so lively – she gave off a very happy vibe.”
Although Poon Chan Leung had proposed to Louisa numerous times in the last two decades, he finally succeeded in 2014 when he asked her again in Japan. The couple preferred to keep things simple and has already regarded each other like family, thus shrugging off the need to hold a wedding reception.
Despite having similar backgrounds and being very compatible with each other, Louisa and Poon Chan Leung still have their differences. He is more conservative and serious, whereas Louisa is more courageous and open. Like pieces of a puzzle, Poon Chan Leung expressed that their differences and similarities fit together perfectly.
Being in a long-term relationship requires growth together as a couple, and the ability to step back and accept each other’s imperfections. Poon Chan Leung shares, “It’s easy to hate someone and their actions, and it’s easy to name 10 negative qualities about a person. The most important thing is to remember why you liked that person in the first place. There must have been positive qualities that you admire, so you always have to remember that.”
Over the years, Louisa and Poon Chan Leung have been frequent partners together on stage. When asked about her relationship with the actor, Louisa states, “The most important thing for two people is being happy together, being able to help each other grow, and mutual appreciation for each other.”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.