The couple had their ups and downs, but despite the setbacks, award-winning Hong Kong director Peter Chan (陳可辛) and Film Queen Sandra Ng (吳君如) stayed strong for 16 years. Though the couple never registered for marriage, they remained committed to each other, and especially to their daughter, 7-year-old Jillian Chan (陳是知). However, it turns out that Peter may not only love Sandra, but splits his time with another woman.
Tian Pujun’s Intimacy with Peter Chan
Thirty-two-year-old mainland Chinese actress, Tian Pujun (田朴珺), revealed that she had been in a close relationship with Peter for the last 10 years. In a column she wrote for a Chinese male magazine, titled “My Male Soul Mate – the Peter Chan You Didn’t Know”, Pujun spoke about her relationship with Peter in great detail, also revealing bits and pieces of Peter’s average life.
Pujun wrote, “Sometimes, he would come visit me at my house, but before doing so, he would first ask if I had any Coca Cola. If I didn’t, he wouldn’t come. His doctor told him to not drink coke, especially iced coke. After his check-up and realized that he is healthier, his [obsession] with coke was restored.”
Pujun said she and Peter had “broken-up” at least three times. Their last breakup was a few years prior, when Peter was preparing for the production of his May 2013 film American Dreams in China <中国合伙人>. A film investor herself, Pujun wanted to invest money in the film, but Peter declined her offer.
She said, “We’ve known each other for 10 years. We were in a good relationship. It was my first time offering it, and I believed he [initially] warmly welcomed my weighted investment. However, he felt that he wouldn’t be able to convince the other investors, so he rejected my investment. I got so upset I didn’t talk to him for three months. Afterwards, for whatever reason, he came back to find me.” Pujun was later credited as an executive producer.
“Typically, after every break-up, he would give me little hints. He would send me a Weibo message such as ‘Want to swim?’ I said, ‘No.’ The next day he sent another message, asking ‘How about swimming today?’”
Pujun described Peter as a friend so close, she is able to contact Peter at any hour of the day. “However, his usual reply would be, ‘I’ll call you back later.’ But he always needs to be appeased.”
Pujun also added in the end, “Thanks to his repeating honesty, you can now say that I have some sense of fashion taste. He said in order to look beautiful, one must be skinny enough so the rib bones show. When I was still 106 jin (117 pounds), he told me that he would give me a gift if I dropped to 95 jin (105 pounds). For the sake of his gifts, I changed my menu. At dinners, I would only eat cucumbers. I dropped to 97 jin (107 pounds). I waited for him to return to Beijing, but he never came. I could only continue on with my diet, but now, I faint whenever I see cucumbers.”
Tian Pujun’s Background
According to reports, Pujun is a graduate of the Central Academy of Drama, with a focus on directing. She starred in The Legend of Zhen Huan <后宫甄嬛传> as a concubine, and in 2004, she portrayed the mistress of Tony Leung Ka Fai (梁家輝) in Dumplings <三更2之餃子>.
Pujun, though virtually unknown in Hong Kong, is well-known in China for being the mistress of real estate tycoon Wang Shi (王石). Their high-profile relationship attracted media attention, especially since Wang Shi did not formally divorce his wife, Wang Jiangsui (王江穗), when his relationship with Pujun was confirmed in 2008.
Days ago, Wang Shi attended the funeral of Wang Jiangsui’s father as the role of a son-in-law. A Chinese netizen remarked, “You got rid of your wife long ago. You still have the face to be his son-in-law?” Another netizen remarked, “Boyfriend is Wang Shi, soul mate is Peter Chan. A typical person cannot support and please a woman like her.”
Peter Chan Responds
In regards to Pujun’s claims, Peter said, “Soul mate or not, it is just a matter of opinion. But as for me, I only have one soul mate, and that is Sandra Ng.”
Peter expressed that he and Sandra are not in a hurry to sign marriage papers although they have a daughter together. He said, “To go to the United States and sign the papers when I’m 70 years old… I find that really romantic.”
Peter declared that his love for Sandra is strong. In a press conference last month, he was quoted saying, “I admit I like women who are rather fierce. I have one at home!”
Sandra responded, “It does not matter whether they’re girlfriends or soul mates, as I know his heart (and money) belong to me! Ha ha!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.