Loneliness Brought Gillian Chung and Husband Together
Michael Lai shares the reasons behind his romance with Gillian Chung.
Gillian Chung (鍾欣潼) and her husband, Michael Lai (賴弘國), are currently featured in Mainland reality show, Parenting Class <爸媽學前班>. In a recent episode, Gillian and Michael had to take a psychological test requiring them to pen down the names of the most important people in their lives, before choosing to delete those whom they must imagine will “disappear from their lives forever”, until they are left with just one remaining name.
Gillian deliberated on the exercise for a long time before picking her cousin, whom she had grown up with since young. Michael unreservedly chose Gillian. Although close to his family members, he declared sweetly that “my wife is the most important person in my life.”
In the first episode of the program, which highlights celebrity couples’ preparation for parenthood, Gillian and Michael, who got married in May this year, showed all the happiness boost of newlyweds.
According to Michael, he and Gillian have rather opposite personalities, and what drew them together was actually their mutual ability to “understand the other’s feelings of loneliness”. He said, “Being able to share our loneliness was why we found ourselves together.”
He recalled how when he first knew Gillian, she was at a stage when she would often spend time alone, whereas he too found himself solitary due to frequent travel commitments. Because of this common bond, the two would later build up a close relationship. “No matter which families we had come from, from now on we want to build a great family of our own, and a nurturing environment for our (future) kids.”
Younger than Gillian by five years, Michael is a cosmetic gynecologist, whose good looks and striking resemblance to a Taiwanese actor have earned him the nickname of “Sunny Wang (王陽明) of the medical world”. Briefly married to Taiwanese blogger Ivy Chao (趙筱葳) in 2016, Michael proposed successfully to 37-year-old Gillian after a six-month courtship.
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.