Contrary to their loving public image, the couple seems to experience much friction in daily interactions.
Marrying actor Shawn Zhang (張碩倫), who is 12 years her junior, 48 year-old Christy Chung (鍾麗緹) often shares sweet moments of themselves on social media. Within one year of marriage, Christy also changed the surnames of her three daughters from her previous marriages to Zhang.
Bad Temper and Critical Words
Christy and Shawn’s relationship may not be as perfect as it seems, if the first episode of Chinese reality show My Dearest Ladies <我最愛的女人們> is an accurate depiction of their daily lives. Shawn brought Christy and his mother along on a vacation. In the first episode, Shawn requested Christy to block the filming cameras as he was preparing to take a shower. She immediately used paper to cover the cameras and went on to prepare breakfast in the kitchen. However, Shawn seemed displeased and asked why she did not just remove the cameras, to which Christy replied she would do so the next time before returning to the kitchen.
Visibly upset, Shawn went into the room to complain to his own mother. “It’s not that she doesn’t know, she’s just lazy!”
Hearing this from the kitchen, Christy felt wronged and started crying, and later put down her spatula and went into the room to explain herself. She defended herself, stating “It wasn’t intentional, alright?” To this, Shawn replied, “You did it on purpose! Can you be more serious?”
In the end, Shawn’s mother had to soothe Christy and apologize on her son’s behalf. Although Shawn apologized to Christy later and admitted that he had lost his temper, he also blamed her callous and insincere responses as the cause of his anger. Christy felt maligned and wondered why such a small matter had to be blown out of proportion.
Netizens Supportive of Christy
After the episode aired, many netizens were supportive of Christy and chided Shawn for his foul temper and for overreacting. Despite the director assuring Shawn that his nudity was not captured on camera, Shawn still complained to his own mother. Many netizens also felt sorry for Christy, whom they believed had done her best to help.
Christy and Shawn Arguing on “My Dearest Ladies”
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.