Recovering from Cheating Scandal: Joel Chan’s Lesson in Love
In 2011, Joel Chan (陳山聰) left his ex-wife, designer Ponny Yeung (楊渡萍) for heiress Florinda Ho (何超雲). Dating the rich socialite, Joel even neglected his job at TVB to travel the world with her. Although Joel and Florinda were initially passionately in love, the excitement in their relationship died down after two years and they eventually split. Reflecting on his mistakes and the pain he caused his ex-wife, Joel felt ashamed and is now a changed man. Working his way up at TVB again, Joel has also found another girlfriend, Apple, whom he wants to marry next year.
Dating Florinda Ho, the daughter of Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho (何鴻燊), was a painful lesson for Joel. The young heiress was allegedly difficult to please, and many people assumed Joel was a gold digger who wanted to marry rich and never have to work again. At the time, Joel lost a lot of old friends and the entire Hong Kong judged him poorly. When they broke up, Florinda even commented that Joel only sees love in money. Through this scandal, Joel felt very depressed.
Joel has learned to cherish his current relationship with Apple, who works in the makeup industry. He really enjoys this low profile and simple relationship. How does Apple feel about his past? She responded, “I don’t really care! That’s his past!” With her response, Joel feels even more confident that she is the right woman for him, and her attitude has influenced him positively. The couple is currently saving money for their planned marriage next year.
In terms of Joel’s career, he has always been a strong actor. His life experiences only shaped him to be more humble and hardworking in recent years. He impressed viewers in Burning Hands <乘勝狙擊> in which many fans speculated that the director made the role of a dirty gambler to match his real self. His performance in 2017’s The Unholy Alliance <同盟> helped him win Best Supporting Actor.
Back on his feet again, Joel is grateful for his family’s support and his older brother’s encouragement. Picking up running as his leisure sport, Joel gained back old TVB friends and new ones. It isn’t difficult to see that the 42-year-old actor has changed for the better.
Source: Elle HK
This article is written by Hailey for JayneStars.com.