On January 5, Vivian Chow (周慧敏) and Joe Nieh (倪震) sweetly celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary with a chocolate cake in a simple manner. In the blink of an eye, the couple has been together for 30 years, with a portion of it laced with cheating scandals and negative press. Despite the number of times they split up, Vivian’s heart was already his – in the end choosing to be with him for the rest of her life.
In 1989, the couple loved passionately. Joe was known for using harsh tactics to ward off other men around Vivian. The most famous case was when he used his best-selling magazine Yes! to trash Vivian’s possible pursuer, Canti Lau (劉錫明), continuously for three years. Eventually ruining Canti’s career, it forced him to move to Taiwan.
However, Joe also had a lot of women around him. The media exposed his disloyalty a few times, including his wooing of Yammie Lam (藍潔瑛) and Monica Chan (陳法蓉) among others. Still, Vivian forgave him repeatedly.
In 1995, Joe sold Yes! for a huge sum of money and moved to Canada with Vivian. Although he was not loyal, he went through extreme measures to make his love happy. When Vivian said she missed Hong Kong’s coffee roll cakes because she was accustomed to eating one slice per day, he visited all the nearby cake shops and bought a variety of coffee rolls for her to try, hoping she’d find one that tasted like Hong Kong’s. Vivian also loved a certain type of yogurt only sold in American supermarkets, so he would often spend a few hours driving across the Canadian border to buy it in bulk in America. When the US customs officer found out he crossed the border just for a few boxes of yogurt, the officer said, “You are so crazy.”
Unfortunately, moving to Canada did not stop him from cheating. The most publicized time was when he was caught French kissing Miffty Zhang (張茆) at a bar 10 years ago. He was shamed by thousands of people and was labeled as the new generation of sleazy men. Just as everyone thought Vivian was finally willing to let go, she released a statement that said, “My partner can definitely make this mistake.”
What was even more surprising was their sudden low-key marriage at home. People questioned what Joe possessed that made Vivian so forgiving of him. She once said Joe is extremely rebellious and often pranks her, and she likes lively people.
“When I was with Joe, we went through a lot of highs and lows together, we already achieved the art of getting along,” Vivian once said in a statement.
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.