Hong Kong singer Edison Chen rocked the Chinese-speaking world with a sex scandal that involved a host of female celebrities, including singer Gillian Chung and A-list actress Cecilia Cheung in 2008.Both Chung and Cheung’s careers had spiraled downhill as a result. There were even rumours that Cheung’s marriage with actor Nicholas Tse was in ruins. In a 2009 interview, Cheung also blasted Chen for “shedding crocodile tears” in public and let on that he had never personally apologized to any of the female stars involved in the scandal.
Cheung had since given birth to Quintus, her second son with Tse and is well on her way back to showbiz. Former flame Chen had also had success in his business ventures and is currently focusing on expanding his fashion label. Then the unexpected happened last week when the two took the same flight from Taiwan to Hong Kong.Apparently, Cheung had requested if she could sit next to Chen when the pair met on the plane.Chen even offered her the window seat.Eyewitnesses said they were talking and laughing throughout the journey.Cheung was even seen taking pictures with Chen with her phone and they were said to have exchanged contact numbers. Cheung was in Taiwan that week to attend a wedding while Chen was there on the same day to promote his latest fashion collaboration with Taiwanese singer Jay Chou.
It was after their “accidental meet-up” that the media began to speculate if their meeting was pre-arranged. So far, a rep from Chen’s recording company has confirmed she had met Cheung on the same flight and had interacted with each other.
Published May 19 2011