Shirley Yeung and Gregory Lee End 9-Year Relationship

By on June 28, 2011 in Hook-ups & Break-ups, NEWS

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Appearing at an environmental awareness event with Oceane Zhu (朱璇), Shirley Yeung (楊思琦) smiled widely while onstage. Climbing off the stage, Shirley was on the verge of tears. She indicated that she had something to announce before the media. “I have something to announce. I have broken up with Gregory Lee (李泳豪)!”

Thirty-two-year-old Shirley Yeung and thirty-one-year-old Gregory Lee dated for nine years. Due to their romance, Shirley was allegedly frozen by TVB at one point in her career. Previously, the pair also pretended to break-up and pursue an underground relationship. Last month, Shirley also attended Gregory’s birthday celebration and hinted that the couple were preparing for marriage. Furthermore, at an earlier appearance on Peter So’s (蘇民峰) feng shui program, Shirley admitted that she and Gregory were considering marriage.  The public thought that wedding bells were ahead for Shirley and Gregory. 

Although Shirley acknowledged that the pair had discussed marriage, she indicated that the break-up was a mutual decision. However, she did not wish to disclose the reasons for the break-up. Shirley said, “We decided to break-up several months ago. I decided to announce it now because I wanted the situation to settle down first. It is easier for me to discuss it this way.” (Have you been in contact with Gregory?) “We are still friends after break-up.”

Although Shirley and Gregory’s relationship did not work out, she was still protective towards her ex-boyfriend. (Which side had problems that prompted the split?)  “You cannot say who is right or wrong in a love relationship. Although both of us put in efforts, it may not work out. That’s why the break-up decision was made.” (Who raised the break-up issue?) “It was a mutual agreement.  After speaking about it this time, I do not wish to talk about it again.” (Was there a third party involved?) “I will not comment. Whatever needs to be discussed, I already addressed it today.”

The Lee Family Shocked by Break-up News

When the press confronted Gregory about Shirley’s announcement of the break-up, Gregory cried uncontrollably and claimed he did not know what had happened. Gregory’s father cursed angrily at Shirley for her actions. Allegedly, a third party entered their relationship. Shirley may have fell for an old high school friend named Andy Ng, whom she met eleven years ago.

At a Tsim Sha Tsui promotional event, reporters asked Gregory’s twin brother, Lee Wing Hon (李泳漢), about Gregory’s break-up with Shirley. Wing Hong was greatly shocked by the break-up news, indicating that he and Gregory have both been busy recently. Wing Hong was only interested in his brother’s emotional state and did not respond to the press’ further questions.

Compiled from On.cc and Orientaldaily.on.cc

This article was updated on June 29, 2011 to reflect additional details that emerged in Orientaldaily.

Jayne: I was very surprised to learn that Shirley and Gregory broke up. Just two months ago, the pair were celebrating Gregory’s birthday and he indicated that they will soon get married. Perhaps they reached a point in the relationship that either they get married or break up because they can’t see a future together. Likely they did consider marriage, but it just didn’t work out.

75 comments to Shirley Yeung and Gregory Lee End 9-Year Relationship

  1. Funn Lim says:

    Couple these days; Till marriage do us part.

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  2. exoidus says:

    what a shame really thought they were going to marry. Well at least they didn’t marry or have any children. still 9 years is a long time esp. for a woman…

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  3. CC says:

    I always felt that Shirley could do better…but at the same time I admired her for trying to keep this relationship despite all the impact. A few years ago she was well promoted by TVB…but I noticed in recent years…they seemed to have demoted her (in which some reports indicate that it is because TVB was not happy with her being so open about her relationship).

    Last month when I read Jayne’s article about how Gregory hopes to get married soon….I had a thought come across that the couple will probably break up soon. It’s weird how just when a couple appears happy to the public…we never know what happens between the two of them. Especially with Nicholas and Cecilia. I mean when they first got married…a lot of ppl had no confidence in this marriage and said that they will eventually divorce. They seemed so happy and loving a few months ago…and it’s kinda scary to think that now they are basically on non speaking terms. It is sad to see couples like Nicholas and Cecilia; Shirley and Gregory break up after so many years together…even though some may think that they will last to begin with.

    Anyways…I hope that Shirley will perhaps concentrate more on her career…and hopefull TVB will give her more opportunities. She was actually pretty good in “The Brink of Law”.

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  4. Melody says:

    I actually thought they were one of the celebrity couples who will last. The public never had a good impression cos Gregory earns less than her I suppose.

    But 9 years is a long time, its always said, the longer you are together the easier for the relationship to end.

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  5. Kidd says:

    Honestly, this is even more shocking than the Nic/Ceci split. I thought they were really tight and going to get married.

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  6. Aly says:

    I am shocked as well. I was hoping for a lasting relationship between these 2, especially Shirley seemed to hold on tight to the relationship even when they under media scrutiny and she was being demoted by TVB. This just shows that time doesn’t make a difference. It’s sad to see this end after 9 years.

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  7. ohno says:

    random fact but did you guys know Raymond Lam used to have a crush on Shirley when they filmed Blade Heart. crew said he was very attentive to her and very hurt when she fell off a horse. i thought his ex girl Mavis resembled Shirley at multiple angles, mouth, nose, forehead alike. Shirley was known for her bigger bust(though not quite as big as Mavis.) in a wedding promo they did, Raymond really seem to enjoy Shirley’s company, she was such a sweet looking girl, its possible he could’ve crushed on her before. they would make a cute couple if both she and Raymond are single. too bad if there is already an Andy.

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    • Kidd replied:

      But, I heard that Shirley fell for Gregory because he was very attentive and caring to her when she was recovering from the horse accident.

      I never heard the Raymond version.

      So, Raymond lose to Gregory those years ago?

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      • ohno replied:

        from what i read, report hinted Shirley felt Greggory was more of a safe choice. Media dubbed Raymond in a similar Rich Kid Playboy light back then as they do now so that scared Shirley. surely, she would of chosen Raymond for his appearance, wealth, and promoted status over Greggory if given they both like her. it was most likely that Shirley was intimidated, not believing Raymond liked her.

        technically, i wouldnt say Raymond lost because secretly she could of harbored similar feelings too. we also dont know if he outright pursued her, or just speculation of crush from crew that commented to news source, or whose game got more aggresive/desperate(Greg likely). Shirley never seemed to like Greggory as much as he adored her. so she pick the safe choice but in the end, still didnt feel it was the best choice apparently.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        In any relationship, it is always one liking the other a bit more(or some cases a lot more). In this case, it was Gregory liking Shirley more… I guess if in a sense it is better to end it now if they don’t see a happy future together instead of get married and then divorce. That would be a lot worse…

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      I did not know that and thanks for the info! I wonder how true the Andy rumour is though… I also wonder if he is the true reason for their break up??? But I guess it no longer matters since they have broken up already.

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    • Fox replied:

      I have never heard of this version. I know that LF has a big scar due to a horse accident in Blade heart but I didn’t know that Shirley fell off a hourse as well.

      However, if it’s true then I feel good for them. They are quite close as I saw from the MR function where they teased each other (he called her Si Kei Jie, she yelled: Si Kei Mui!)

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      • Melody replied:

        I thought the scar came from his accident when he jumped off the horse filming The Last Breakthrough?

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      • Fox replied:

        Not the one in his arm, I’m mentioning of the one in his back.

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  8. yina says:

    i find it kind of funny a lot of people kept dogging on the couple and said she could do better and now i read comments on how they thought they wouldve lasted

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  9. Daisy says:

    Even shirly is not a very popular artist like charmaine or sheren tang but she deservs a better partner than gregory lee!! i mean who is he??

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    • exoidus replied:

      common one should not marry depending on ones social status but TRUE love hehe…

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      • Daisy replied:

        i know what you mean but people are very realistic especially artist.. if you are not good enough than you have to go.. why do you think that shirly is not popular even she is 9 or 10 years in the business.. her acting and looking is not bad.. if she is single i’m sure the company will support her like charmaine..

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      • exoidus replied:

        Char is just very very very lucky and i agree shirley better than her in every aspect still not great.

        maybe the reason is that greg is balding since he is wearing a cap all the time

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      • ohno replied:

        wow the guy just got dumped and supposedly he is going bald, thats just downright unfortunate if he’s got so much bad luck. i feel heaps sorry for his break down and think Shirley did this man wrong.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Yea, I heard that if you wear a hat too much it will block the oxygen and cause your hair to fall off.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Greg is not balding. He has a minor role in Sister Fah and his hair is fine in there.

        That series was only filmed recently. So, it shows he’s not balding.

        Shirley is cute, but, her acting is still quite bad even now.

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      • Fox replied:

        @Kidd: Fa series ended the filming Sep last year. From Sep to now, enough time for him to grow hair.

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      • Kidd replied:

        @ Fox

        “@Kidd: Fa series ended the filming Sep last year. From Sep to now, enough time for him to grow hair.”

        Uh, I think you misread me. I said Greg is NOT balding in Sister Fah.

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      • Funn replied:

        I never thought she was cute. I always thought she is rather calculative. Something rather planned and executed as planned. Pretentious if you wish.

        Anyway I am sure she put in effort and everyone was fooled weren’t they, thinking wedding bells, etc. The way she dumped him, I think it is no turning back. But surely the old man need not curse her?

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      • Fox replied:

        Oh sorry Kidd, misread.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Sadly, it takes more than just love in a marriage/relationship, especially if you are a successful actress.

        I personally don’t think that Shirley is that cute and her acting is still really bad and stiff. She may be frugal and all, but I think being frugal can be good and bad depending on how each person is. I used to know this one girl who was frugal, BUT she was really calculative and was really petty when it came to money. Being frugal in that sense is VERY bad…. Not saying that Shirley is like that but we don’t know her personally so who really knows?

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      • Fox replied:

        Since you don’t know her personality, can’t really assume that, HTS. Gregory might be the big liar.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I actually don’t blame Gregory’s dad for cursing at Shirley. I mean, his son just got hurt really badly that it angered him so it is natural for him to be really upset. As a father, it probably hurts him even more to see his son so sad and hurt…

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      • Fox replied:

        A large amount of 25-40 years old ppl think ;ove isn’t the most important thing to a marriage.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        @Fox,
        I don’t even know what you are referring to.. Shirley has been known to be really frugal so I was just addressing that. The example that I gave has nothing to do with her. It was just an example of a person that I knew, which is why I meant to say that I was not addressing Shirley since as you have said, I don’t even know her personally…

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      • Fox replied:

        Typo: love

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      • Fox replied:

        I mean Shirley, HTS.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        @Fox,
        As I have said, I was NOT referring to Shirley since none of us know her at all… I am also not a fan of hers so don’t know much about her…

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Of course love is the most important thing in a marriage, but we need more than that in order for a marriage to be happy and lasting.

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      • Fox replied:

        I referred to this quote of you:
        Not saying that Shirley is like that but we don’t know her personally so who really knows?

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      • Fox replied:

        Of course love is the most important thing in a marriage

        No love isn’t.

        All of women I know say that: “Have good feeling with him is enough, most important is he is a good guy and he loves you and care for you more than you loves him.”

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Well I did not mean to refer to SHirley… You don’t need to over analyze everything sooo much since this only an entertainment site. Geez!

        Whether love is the most important or not, it is definately one of the most important things in my opinion in a marriage…

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      • Fox replied:

        It’s up to you HTS. Wish you can find your love soon and if found, be happily everafter.

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  10. Daisy says:

    yes char is very lucky and she really can handle her career!! i just think shirly can get more if she’s single.. thats the business especially in HK.. many artists dare not announcing their relationship..

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  11. Larry 3 says:

    Shocking indeed. TVB is having some problems….

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  12. le says:

    Thought Shirley was a different and willing to marry someone not in her level. Guess she’s not so different.

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    • ohno replied:

      if you ain’t got money, you ain’t got honey.

      often is the case.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        That is sad but true.

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      • LeilaFan replied:

        I don’t think so. The world have 6 billions people. Majority it is true, but you forget there are minority in the world too. You can use me as the minority example. I met my husband during my college years, we both poor, we married after college, now we both working to build our family. I work until I was 7 months pregnant with my son and after gave birth I resume working. My husband also work, we both works to bring home the money. It is not always the case of the girls stay home and spend their husband money. There are family which both are working, there plenty in American society. And there plenty of poor couples in USA, look at those Mexican couples. Mexican work very hard at low paid job and they have many children (as we all know Mexican majority are poor and have many kids) but guess what, they still have wife don’t they.

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      • Fox replied:

        I’ve just seen a T with this quote: “No money, no Honey”.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        There are many that work and not just depend on their husband to earn the income. However, have many of you seen women that work and their husband stays home?? Not many if any… If that were the case, then it is only temporary…

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      • Funn replied:

        Excuse me, stay at home wives and moms are not parasites. THey take care of home, cook, clean, etc (unless they’re social creatures such as those rich wives) so whatever the amount the husband gives them, it is considered a salary. In Malaysia husbands can even pay EPF for their wives!

        Yes there are stay at home husbands, very few but mostly westerners. And guess what? First reaction would be “useless husband”.

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      • Fox replied:

        Funn is rite. The view of the society on househusbands is: Useless man, no ball, etc.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Well I did not mean to say that women that stay home do nothing. But if it were men that stayed home then people will say that he is useless. It is a more traditional view that the women stay home and take care of the kids while the husband works. These days, both men and women work so it is not the old days anymore… Also, how many women these days actually get the privilege of staying home?? Not many…One of my friends does and she hardly needs to cook since they eat out all the time…

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      • Kidd replied:

        Agree with funn. Some women also choose to stay at home so that they can pay full attention to their child’s upbringing.
        They don’t bring in the money doesn’t mean they are parasite.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      That’s what I thought too but I guess maybe not…

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      • LeilaFan replied:

        I agree with you. This is the 21st century, men and women should be treated equally. I don’t know where you live, but I live in USA, and majority of the American married couples in USA both works. Maybe difference culture between Asia and western.
        Normal citizens are not same as Hollywood or Hong Kong movie stars, so cannot really be compared. Maybe that is why celebrity couples more easily break up than normal couples.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I live in the US as well and most couples do work and have to since the husband working alone is not enough. I live in California and the standard of living here is really high compared to many other areas in the US. There are some that get to stay home, but that is rare…Even in the Asian society, many of the men and women work because how many are lucky enough to marry someone rich and well off?? Not many… But some still want to work even if they did.

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  13. Vivien says:

    9 years end up like this so sad

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    • Veejay replied:

      It will be a harsh fact for Gregory but one must ask themselves before blaming others. Whether did they harm their other half during the relationship for eg. said something which made their relationship unable to fall apart? or did something which hurt your other half? Anyway, I am curious with the guy who has succesfully pursued Shirley after what others have been saying about the other “guy”.

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      • Veejay replied:

        Sorry i meant “said somehting which will destroy their relationship”

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  14. P says:

    Announcing like this means there is no chance of getting back together

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      I am glad that she at least announced it so that people can guess and speculate which can lead to even more untrue stories and make everything more of a mess. It is good to be honest from the beginning because it does pay off. If you lie, then it will just come back and haunt you…

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I meant to say “can’t” guess and speculate…

        I am just so sad to hear that they just suddenly broke up like that. I thought that they were going to get married and have a nice wedding and all. Gregory’s parents seemed to like Shirley as well. It is hard to find parents that will like their future daughter in law these days. I wonder if there was a third party involved?? THis is so sad but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be… I guess whether you will end up with a person or not is separated by a thin line… Wish them the best regardless and hope that they will move on since time heals all pain.

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      • Kidd replied:

        “Gregory’s parents seemed to like Shirley as well. It is hard to find parents that will like their future daughter in law these days. “

        Well, Shirley put in her effort to. Earlier, I read she has breakfast (yam cha) with Greg’s father every weekend. This make me believe that Shirley has put in a lot of effort to please the 2 elders. At that time, I remember feeling ‘this must be really tiring, always having to please someone’.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        It is true that she did, but regardless of who she is with, wouldn’t she still need to please his parents?? It is tiring to always have to please others…

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      • Fox replied:

        @HTS: If she get married with him, she will have to live with his parents for years. Please the bf’s parents and family members is like a part of gf responsibilities.

        That’s why I don’t feel SLM in MOL is a good gf. She only thinks of world of two, dun ever try to please the parents of her bf.

        Same on the guys.

        So love me, love my family.

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  15. kaye kaye says:

    on the other report it says that Gregory didnt know they broken up, he found out from the media, which i think thats pretty crazy/interesting but if that is true then i feel sorry for him or they did both broken up months ago then, i wonder why he said that?!

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  16. LeilaFan says:

    And to answer the question of the admin. I do not mind married a man who make less than me, in fact my husband is now we are both working to help out the family expenses. Not only that, we both every month pay expenses equally, split in half, since we both work and make about same amount, so we both pay the bills equally. When we were dating in college, on our dates we also split the bills or one time he paid, one time I paid. This is the western American culture style, it is not always the “men” who have to paid for ladies date and expense. Ofcourse when go on date, men feel that they need to pay, but if you are the girlfriend insist on want to split the bills, then nothing is wrong with that. My boyfriend/husband works to make money with his hands, they are his sweats money. If any women really love their man, help out your man sometimes, don’t just sit back let him pay.
    And ofcours, this is up to each individual personally and character. There are independent women out there, and there are women who enjoy their men money. It all up to individual taste, what ever float your boat, no rights or wrong, just different living styles and preference.

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  17. Masaharu says:

    I think it’s better to hear more from Shirley’s POV now that Gregory and Mr Lee has spoken up.

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  18. SDS says:

    Wow 9 years is a long time. Then again I’ve heard from various friends etc if a relationship goes past 4-6 years and still no marriage it often means your chances begin to drop, especially if you’ve already been cohabitating, unless there’s a money issue involved. Meh.

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  19. exoidus says:

    so maybe it’s better to just cohabting and avoid marriage. well it’s basically the same thing without the ring and instead and rings you can wear matching armbracelets.

    this makes money issues much easier when splitting up.

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    • Funn replied:

      Not if you have children. I think the position in HK is the same; your children will be illegitimate and can’t inherit from the father without a Will. Upside is natural custody goes to mother. And the “wife” can’t claim money or assets from “husband”. But if assets and children are not involved, then I suppose cohabitating is the way. BUT in Asia, even now, for women to cohabitate, it doesn’t look good on her. And I agree. Either you marry or just find someone else.

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      • exoidus replied:

        Well it all depends on whether the parties involved are considered equals when it comes to money/assets. Why would the “wife” want to claim assets/money from the “husband” if they split up? They can always how a contract on how much the wife will get in splitting fee, but i don’t like the idea of money hungry woman trying to strip their partner of their own hardworking assets…

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      • Funn replied:

        Sorry but when in love, everything is shared, when parting suddenly there is a division. It happens.

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      • exoidus replied:

        Ofcourse when in love everything is “shared” but it’s not correct in my opinion to share equally in an eventual split.

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      • Funn replied:

        Sometimes should. Because people seem to forget those who did not pay for the property may have paid for something else. So they have a right sometimes, but that is easier to prove for married couples.

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      • exoidus replied:

        guess you are right and that’s why it’s important to make sure both are contributing equally. easier said than done since in love people don’t care about these matters hehe.

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  20. Bridget says:

    What the eff?! OK shocked to say the least and I think it was very cruel of Shirley if it’s indeed true that she announced the split to the world before breaking up with Gregory…

    Makes me think of Rayvis Gate… look out, Shirley… he might come back and haunt you.

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