Several years ago, Steven Cheung (張致恆) made a bold move—admitting to the public that he was addicted to sex. Whether or not he was trying to pull out sympathy cards to quiet down his numerous cheating scandals, the 34-year-old member did eventually recover from the fiasco and reunited with his BOYZ partner Kenny Kwan (關智斌), restarting his career. In October 2018, BOYZ held their first ever concert at the Star Hall, 16 years after debut. Last month, the duo announced that they will be making their Hong Kong Coliseum debut in September 2019.
But that has all taken a U-turn.
Steven Never Learned from Previous Cheating Scandal
A few days ago, Steven dropped the surprise announcement that he is married and has a son. The mother of his child, Au Man-man (歐雯雯), worked as a model and was a longtime fan of Steven. The news shook the fanbase and the entertainment circle, as it was public knowledge that Steven’s girlfriend was April Leung (梁皓恩).
April immediately reacted to the announcement. Confessing on Instagram that she had no idea that Steven was in a relationship with Man-man, she told her followers that she wasn’t sure if she would be able to “make it pass the night.”
“May I know what’s going on?” she wrote. “Why does it suddenly feel like it’s the end of the world?”
When Steven posted a family portrait on Instagram, April angrily replied to the post and demanded Steven to explain himself. “What about me? Don’t you think you have something to say to me? How much longer are you trying to avoid this? Not even one phone call? All your clothes are still at my place. All those messages saying you love me. I was still receiving them up to a few days ago. You still owe me a lot of money right? If you don’t call me soon, I’ll see you at the hospital.”
Three More Victims
But April isn’t the only victim. An Instagram user called “Moon” tagged April in a new post, writing, “He also told me that he loved me! April, please reply to my DM. You’re not the only victim. We still have two other women.”
Soon afterwards, two other victims, known by the media as “Miss C” and “Miss S,” told their sides of the story to entertainment journalists. Miss C said she met Steven five years ago, and the two didn’t make things official until around March of this year. At the time, Steven told her that he had already broken up with April.
A day before Steven dropped the marriage news, he apologized to Miss C, telling her that they could no longer be together. She didn’t know there were more victims until Moon personally contacted her.
“He also borrowed $3,000 from me,” said Miss C. “That night he told me he would return $2,000, but I still haven’t gotten anything.”
Miss S, who is 33 years old and works for an airline agency, said she has known Steven for 18 years. She didn’t meet Steven officially until the BOYZ concert last October.
“I used to love dancing as a child, and that’s how I met him years ago,” she said. “It was puppy love.”
Miss S would hang out with Steven every week. She even followed him to work in Hengdian. “I did ask him at the time if he had a girlfriend, but he claimed that he had already broken up with her.” Like April and Miss C, Miss S had also lent Steven some money. “He borrowed $5,000 from me for emergencies. In the end, he only returned $2,500.”
According to their interviews, the three victims said Steven would all flirt with them in similar ways, with endearing terms such as baby, wifey, etc. The girls also received the same intimate selfie photos from him.
Steven’s Ex-Girlfriend Xenia Chong Responds
Xenia Chong (莊端兒), who dated Steven from 2013 to 2016, said she did not expect Steven’s scandal to reach so far and wide. Reporters pointed out to her that there were rumors that April was the third person in her relationship with Steven. Xenia said, “I didn’t know that. I only knew about the Taiwanese girl.”
Extremely heartbroken that Steven had cheated on her, Xenia admitted that she had considered taking her life at the time. “Now I feel stupid about it,” she said. “But at the time, I felt horrible. It wasn’t just that relationship. There were so many other factors. I felt like it was the end of the world. (What do you want to say to April, who doesn’t seem well?) Not only to her. To those who have thought about taking your own life, consider your family who loves you. At the time, I had a cat. I thought about my cat. Who would take care of it when I die?”
Xenia does not regret dating Steven, stressing, “There were definitely happy moments. If not, it wouldn’t have lasted that long.”
BOYZ Concert “Officially Shelved”
But women aren’t the only sufferers in this story. After the scandal broke, their agency EEG pulled out BOYZ’s Hong Kong Coliseum Concert. Steven’s bandmate, Kenny, is feeling helpless.
“I still don’t know how to face and digest this news,” said Kenny in an interview. In tears, he said, “But I am still very thankful for all the support we got for the concert. At least I know BOYZ could have had the opportunity to do a show at the Hong Kong Coliseum.”
Kenny thanked his management, saying, “They knew I’ve been wanting this for over ten years. This was my wish and dream. We shot a lot of different things this year, and it was for the purpose of promoting this concert. I really want to say sorry. This concert is now officially shelved.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.