Deric Wan Prepares for Third Marriage
Former TVB actor Deric Wan (溫兆倫) revealed on April 18 that he will be marrying his girlfriend, mainland Chinese actress Zhao Ting (趙庭). This will be Deric’s third marriage.
The Looking Back in Anger <義不容情> star first dropped the nuptial hint on April 17 via his Weibo. On his post, he attached a photo of an elegant high-rise ballroom with tables arranged like a wedding banquet, and wrote, “Does everybody really not understand what I’m trying to say? Next time don’t blame me for not notifying you guys!” Deric’s post was then followed by many animated “double happiness” icons.
The next day, Deric ended speculation with another Weibo post, writing, “This is the official announcement: it is true that I’m marrying my wife. It is true that there will be a wedding banquet. Refusing to tell [the media] about [the wedding] location is also true. If you guys figured it out, come and get me! Even if you do come, you will not be let in! Thanks, thanks!”
Deric and Zhao Ting were rumored to have gotten married in 2011, but that rumor was immediately refuted by Deric. Nonetheless, the 48-year-old’s relationship with the young Zhao Ting was openly acknowledged, and the pair frequently interacted with each other on Weibo.
Deric’s Tumultuous Love Life
Deric debuted in the industry as a singer, and in 1982, he started a job as a DJ for RTHK. Around this time, he was dating Sara Lee (李麗蕊), who was also a singer. Deric and Sara broke up a year later, and Deric wrote about his feelings in his single, “My Sara” <我的 Sara>.
Soon after meeting each other on the set of TVB sitcom, City Japes <城市故事>, Deric began dating Ho Mei Ting (何美婷), the second runner-up for the Miss Aerobic Beauty Pageant, in 1986. The pair broke up two years later, with rumors indicating that Ho disliked Deric’s temper and chauvinistic nature.
Deric’s first wife was Lee Mei Ling (李美玲), a rich heiress from Malaysia. They had a flash marriage in 1989, but their relationship went sour after the outbreak of Deric’s affair with former Miss Hong Kong contestant, Bessie Chan (陳明君). In 1993, Lee filed for divorce from Deric. The actor then claimed that he had evidence of Lee committing infidelity during their marriage.
After his divorce with Lee, Deric made his relationship with Bessie public. However, the couple broke apart in 1996. Deric later sued Bessie to ask for repayment of money he had lent her while dating.
Deric met his second wife, assistant Winnie Poon (潘燕妮), in 1996. The couple registered for marriage in Australia in 2002. However, rumors quickly followed that they had accumulated plenty of debt after business failures. Winnie escaped to mainland China to avoid debt collectors, leaving Deric responsible for the debt.
Prior to his marriage with Winnie, Deric had once arranged for marriage registration with Miao Hong (苗紅), whom he met on the set of Cang Tian You Yan <蒼天有眼> in 2000. However, Deric backed out of the wedding last minute and did not provide a reason.
Deric’s most famous relationship, however, was with Hong Kong beauty, Sonija Kwok (郭羨妮). The two met on the set of The Legend of Love <牛郎織女> in 2002. Sonija finally gave in to Deric’s pursuits when he gave her half a dozen of pineapple buns as a gift. There were rumors indicating that Sonija helped (and some say she took complete responsibility) to pay off Deric’s debts. However, their relationship was plagued with negative press, and in 2005, the couple finally split. Nonetheless, Deric and Sonija insist that they are still friends.
Through the matchmaking of mutual friends, Deric met his next girlfriend, Chinese model Wen Jiarong (溫嘉蓉), in 2004. But this romance also ended on an unfortunate note – Wen later went on to accuse Deric for cheating off 500,000 RMB from her. She also pressed charges on the actor for physical assault. Deric denied all of Wen’s claims.
In 2008, it was rumored that Deric had been seeing Qin Li (秦麗) of Qingdao. Qin Li also affectionately called Deric “Prince Wan.” However, three months later, Deric was seen hanging out with late mainland Chinese actress Pan Xingyi (潘星誼). Deric had hired Pan to endorse his company’s hair products in January 2009. On February 20, 2009, Pan fell on broken glass that slit her main artery and passed away.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.