In 1999, Ekin Cheng (鄭伊健)left Maggie Shiu (邵美琪)for Gigi Leung (梁詠琪), a break up that rocked Hong Kong. Since ending her relationship with Ekin Cheng, 46-year-old Maggie Shiu had dated intermittently without much success. Ten years after breaking up with Ekin, Maggie’s love life appeared lackluster until Sudden Weekly discovered that “leftover bachelorette” Maggie caught the last train and started a new romance!
Since converting to Nichiren Buddhism last year, Maggie’s normally stubborn personality and perspective in love became more open. Filming Johnnie To’s (杜琪峰) Tactical Unit, Comrades in Arms <機動部隊-同袍> at the end of 2008, Maggie met actor, Vincent Sze (施祖男). Maggie insisted on filming the action scenes herself, which offered Vincent an opportunity to pursue her. An inside source revealed, “Vincent only shared a few scenes with Maggie, but he knew how to flatter her. While filming at a rural location one night, Maggie injured her leg. Vincent applied tonic, wrapped up Maggie’s injury and even massaged her leg. The rest of the male crew members were rougher and not as attentive as a well-educated man such as Vincent. Whenever Maggie had scenes, Vincent would surface on the set, regardless of whether he had any scenes to film. Everyone on the set knew that Vincent was pursuing Maggie!”
In Hot Pursuit
Since breaking up with Ekin, Maggie refrained from dating younger men. After Vincent aggressively pursued Maggie, she put aside their 9-year age gap and accepted the younger-man-older-woman relationship. Earlier, Maggie revealed her preference in men, “There have been pursuers all along. However, they were not our type. I prefer muscular men so they can protect me.” No wonder Vincent Sze, who possessed black belts in Taekwondo and karate, succeed in winning Maggie’s heart.
Vincent Given Free Housing and Car Access
At the age of three, Vincent and his family immigrated to France. Several years ago, he returned to Hong Kong and entered the entertainment industry via a friend’s introduction. Over the last few years, Vincent filmed numerous action films. Although his martial arts skills were impressive, his recognition levels were not high and typically portrayed villain characters beaten to death by lead actors.
Since Vincent lived in an older housing structure in the Kwa Wan section, Maggie invited him to move into her North Point mid-levels apartment and allowed him free access to drive her white Toyota bB car. With one person working and two people spending, Maggie abandoned her prior rule of not filming in China and headed north to film two mainland dramas, Palace <宮鎖心玉> and Happy Marshal <歡樂元帥> last year.
Without any current work projects, Vincent often drove Maggie’s car for joy rides. In addition, he was spotted washing the dirty laundry at the laundromat near their home. Vincent often spent the remainder of his time home.
Vincent Cheating Behind Maggie’s Back?
In mid-July, Vincent was spotted leaving Viking Villas and driving to Tsim Sha Tsui’s Sheraton Hotel. Vincent got on the escalator in the hotel lobby and did not emerge until 2 AM in the garage facilities. By Vincent’s side was a hot-looking woman in white shorts. The pair spoke softly but laughed loudly.
Appearing more wary than usual, Vincent looked left and right. After paying the parking fee, Vincent waited until his female companion got inside the car. The pair drove to Harborview Horizon in the Hung Hom district and lingered for ten minutes prior to entering the lobby.
It was believed that after waiting ten years, Maggie had finally found a partner for the back-half of her life. However, Vincent may have secretly cheated behind her back. Perhaps Maggie’s love life was destined to be rough!
Maggie Shiu’s Love Life
In 1985, Maggie and TVB Producer, Jonathan Chik (戚其義)started dating. Since Jonathan was extremely focused on his career, this instigated their break up. The pair remained friends and Jonathan often cast Maggie in numerous lead roles.
In 1992, Maggie and Ekin Cheng started dating. When Maggie fell sick, Ekin vowed to take care of her for life. However, seven years into their relationship, Ekin fell for Gigi Leung and broke up with Maggie.
Cheng Lun Kwong
In 2003, Maggie had romantic rumors with real estate millionaire, Cheng Lun Kwong (鄭倫光). The pair traveled to Beijing together and photos were snapped in which Maggie leaned on Mr. Cheng’s shoulder.
In 2006, Maggie and Kenny Wong (黃德斌)had romantic rumors from filming Dance of Passion <火舞黃沙>. The pair flirted openly in front of others; however the rumors eventually died.
Lee Sing Man
In 2009, Maggie had rumors with Lee Sing Man (李成文), who was dating Chan Ling Lei (陳伶俐)at the time. Maggie and Lee Sing Man met through a mahjong table and denied the romantic rumors while praising Sing Man as a good man.