In a recent interview, Heart of Greed <溏心風暴> star Susanna Kwan (關菊英) opened up about her failed marriage with composer Michael Lai (黎小田) and relationship with girlfriend, Willy Chow (周偉利). Despite potential scrutiny over her same-sex relationship with Willy, Susanna spoke forthrightly about her current love.
In 1982, Susanna married Michael Lai. However, the marriage was short-lived and ended in divorce after two years. Reflecting on her relationship with Michael, Susanna admitted that she was young and naïve, “At the time, I was still just a little girl. I really admired this talented big brother. He composed music and taught me a lot of things. We naturally began dating.”
Getting married at 24 years old, Susanna did not have a clear concept about marriage and rushed into it quickly. “All I could think about was how a drifter wanted to commit and marry me. Does that mean I conquered him?” Being a straightforward person, Susanna identified compatibility issues early on in the relationship and chose to address the problem. Instead of stubbornly holding on, Susanna sought a viable solution and asked for a divorce.
Treasures Relationship with Willy
Although many celebrities hide their relationships, Susanna instead chose to face public judgment bravely and acknowledged her same-sex relationship with Willy. Expressing that she was unafraid of public scrutiny, Susanna said, “I actually just want to be myself. Lying is very exhausting. I also don’t want to have to sneak around when we’re out in public. What I desire is simply a companion. I didn’t hurt anyone, so I chose to be honest and come out!”
Susanna denied rumors that the pair secretly got married in England. “I feel that being able to find a person who is compatible with me, dotes on me, and supports me is very precious. Why fuss about sex or race? I am very lucky to have met her. She is a very smart and kind-hearted person. She is especially filial to elders and is genuine with her friends. I treasure this relationship a lot.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.