It is well-known that Leslie Cheung (張國榮) briefly dated Teresa Mo (毛舜筠) after meeting each other in the 1970s. Personal interviews with the two stars further revealed that Leslie was very much in love with Teresa and had even proposed marriage.
Leslie and Teresa met in the late 1970s while working on a music program for Rediffusion Television (RTV). Leslie was instantly attracted to Teresa and asked her out on dates. In a Time magazine interview, Leslie revealed that he had proposed to Teresa. “It is more fitting if you define me as a bisexual as I’ve had many girlfriends in the past. I proposed to Teresa Mo when I was 22 years old.”
Thinking back, Teresa recalled uncertainties surrounding their puppy love. “I did date him, but it just felt like two young people being happy together. He was rather clingy, and hung around me all the time. I thought he was a very cute boy who was really kind to me, but I didn’t think about him all the time. Can that be considered a type of love?” Teresa admitted that while she was very happy in the relationship, she would not have married Leslie.
Leslie and Teresa’s relationship ended shortly after the proposal. The two briefly lost touch but became close friends again when they reunited for 1992’s All’s Well, Ends Well <家有囍事>. Teresa eventually married director Tony Au (區丁平) and immigrated to Canada.
Despite a failed romantic relationship, Teresa remained in Leslie’s life as friend and confidant. Leslie even introduced his partner Daffy Tong (唐鶴德) to Teresa at one point, and was delighted when Teresa approved of Daffy and gave them her blessings.
During an iCable TV program hosted by Teresa, Leslie confirmed the influence Teresa had over his life. “If you had agreed to marry me back then, my life could have changed completely.”
Source: East Week
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.