Taking a hiatus from the limelight after getting together with businessman Richard Li (李澤楷), and later caring for their 3 sons born out of wedlock, 34-year-old Isabella Leong (梁洛施) made her showbiz comeback with 2020’s Love After Love. Since then, she has been sharing more of her daily snippets and filming updates on social media, to her recent return to her hometown of Macau!
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In a recent photo showing her posing against the backdrop of Macau Tower, the mother of 3 was casually attired in a white long-sleeved tee, jeans and shades, looking radiant and svelte as she did years ago.
Born and bred in Macau, the actress’s father Luis Alberto Macques from the famed HN Business Group had businesses across diverse realms from alcoholic beverages and aviation to building and construction. Sadly, Isabella’s father passed away soon after she was born and it was said that the family did not acknowledge Isabella and her mother, who had to work hard to bring her up. Isabella started modeling since 12 to help lighten the load and was later signed on by Emperor Entertainment Group, with a brilliant future ahead of her, after her lead role in 2007’s Isabella <伊莎貝拉> garnered her the Best Newcomer at Golden Bauhinia Awards and Best Actress at the 27th Edition of Fantasporto.
Grandmother Expresses Wish for Isabella to Reunite
In 2008, news of Isabella and Richard Li’s romance spilled, and she birthed 3 sons for him though they were not officially married. Although the two eventually broke up in 2011 and she and her sons was reportedly excluded from Li Ka Shing (李嘉誠)‘s inheritance, Isabella allegedly received HKD500 million in separation fees in addition to being gifted a luxury Shek O mansion of over 20,000 feet, which had taken 8 years to build.
While Isabella seldom brought up matters related to her father, her paternal grandmother had publicly sought for her in a 2013 social media post. Located in Portugal, her grandmother Terry Macques Nolasco had written “Dearest Isabella, It has been a long time since we have had any news from you. We your family are very concerned but did not want to trouble you,” Expressing her wish to reunite, she shared in a media interview about her desire to get in touch with her granddaughter, though she added that she would leave it to Isabella to decide if she would initiate contact. However, there has been no news of the pair having reconnected through these years.
Source: ChinaPress, Instagram