Michael Miu (苗僑偉) and Jamie Chik (戚美珍) are often regarded as one of Hong Kong’s favorite celebrity couples. Although the two are often seen as a loving couple, Michael recently revealed their tumultuous past in their dating relationship and early marriage.
Falling in love while filming TVB drama You Only Live Twice <飛越十八層>in 1982, Michael and Jamie dated for one year and then broke up. He even briefly dated Anita Mui (梅艷芳) in 1983. For the next few years, breaking up and reconciling with Jamie seemed to be frequent cycle. Describing Jamie as hotheaded and short-tempered when she was young, Michael often got into heated arguments with Jamie.
Michael said, “Both of us got into fights all the time and many people didn’t think our relationship would last. But because of that, I made up my mind to change her – every time we broke up, we would always get back together. During the days when we were dating, I felt like I was fighting in a war for eight years.”
Refusing to let go of their relationship, Michael always made the first move to apologize after they had a argument. Learning to always take a step back and compromise, Michael lived by this motto and managed to make amends every time.
Besides always being the first to break the silence, Michael remained faithful to Jamie in their 28 year-marriage. Although the 59-year-old actor managed to attract many females in the industry, Michael never gave anyone a second look and rarely had any negative rumors. The actor expressed, “I’m not a fan of all this trouble so I’m not someone who plays around. There’s already enough things going on at home. I’m not going to look for more trouble on my own!”
For Jamie’s initial impressions on Michael when they met and her perspective on their relationship, read “Jamie Chik Reflects on Being Michael Miu’s Wife and an 80s Star“.