After gaining notoriety as Macau tycoon Alvin Chau’s lover, Mandy Lieu is now penning a regular column about sustainable food culture for a UK-based international lifestyle magazine.
After being absent from the public eye for some time, ex-model Mandy Lieu (劉碧麗), the mistress of Macau casino magnate Alvin Chau (周焯華), made her high-profile comeback online as a columnist for a lifestyle magazine. While raising their three children, Mandy found her new passion in sustainable food and healthy living. The 35-year-old’s new position is even interpreted as an interest in entering the food industry.
Mandy’s extramarital affair with Alvin was exposed in 2014. At first, Mandy had claimed to deny knowledge of Alvin being a married man, saying she would break up with him after finding out. However, she continued the affair and accepted a luxurious mansion worth over 100 million Hong Kong dollars from him. Eventually withdrawing from the entertainment industry and leaving Hong Kong, Mandy had three children with Alvin.
Separation rumors between the two arose in 2019 with Alvin giving Mandy a HK$300 million separation fee. He returned to his wife Heidi Chan‘s (陳慧玲) side, spending memorable occasions and celebrations with the family. However, this arrangement merely lasted for a year before he got back together with Mandy again.
Managing Dual Families
After leaving Hong Kong, Mandy moved to Singapore and eventually settled down in England to raise her children. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mandy is currently staying in Thailand to make it more convenient for Alvin to visit. Their two daughters and son entered a local international school where they had the protection of a bodyguard and a nanny, bringing Alvin peace of mind.
In July this year, Alvin and Mandy were photographed enjoying a hot date on a beach in Thailand. Wearing swimsuits, they openly held hands, hugged, and kissed. The sighting brought to light that Alvin and Mandy are still together, with Alvin splitting his time between his two families.
Alvin remains married to Heidi Chan, with whom they have two children. Initially irate over Alvin’s affair, Heidi brought up divorce a few times, but Alvin refused to let go because of their long history together, exclaiming, “There is only one Mrs. Chau!” After a “cold war” between the two which lasted for a year, Heidi eventually accepted Alvin’s continued involvement with Mandy and reconciled with her husband. Heidi and Alvin continue to celebrate occasions such as their children’s birthdays together.
Mandy Takes Surprising Position as Writer
Though gaining notoriety as Alvin’s mistress, Mandy also has a talent for writing, which she is putting to good use as a new columnist for Sublime Magazine, a sustainable lifestyle magazine. Raising her children helped Mandy discover a passion in food culture and healthy living, and her ideal is to have her own farm so her children could eat fresh produce without added preservatives, chemicals, or genetic modification.
For her debut article, Mandy mentions the reason what prompted her to become a writer. “Five years ago I moved to the UK to bring up my kids, and started exploring how I could provide them with fresh produce. I asked my kids what Christmas gifts they wanted this year, and one of them mentioned wanting a cow and a chicken which s(he) had already named. In my daily life I’d share historical and cultural knowledge with them, and encourage them to experience the best our world has to offer.”
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.