Hong Kong singer Andy Hui has admitted to cheating on Sammi Cheng, whom he has been in a relationship with for 27 years and married for five.

He described himself as “very disgusting” at a press conference held at a hotel in Hong Kong tonight (April 16). During the press conference, he admitted to a dalliance with 30-year-old TVB actress and former Miss Hong Kong first runner-up Jacqueline Wong. He also said he will put his work activities on hold until he finds his “real and right self”.

He was caught on camera holding hands and kissing in the backseat of a taxi with Jacqueline. Known for such hits as “Who Can I Love” (2002), he has been married to Sammi, 46, since 2013. The two do not have children. Jacqueline and fellow TVB actor Kenneth Ma, 45, have been dating since 2017.

The clip was uploaded by Hong Kong’s Apple Daily News on Tuesday afternoon.

Hours later, Andy, 51, showed up for a tearful seven-minute appearance. He kept his head bowed throughout and swallowed a sob before apologising to his wife of six years, saying: “Sorry, Sammi.”

He began the press conference with a deep bow and said: “I want to apologise to my family, Sammi’s family, friends and people who love me. Because I did what I cannot make up for, something that will not be forgiven.”

Through bouts of crying, Andy explained: “I drank a lot that night but I feel that being drunk is definitely not an excuse to do something so wrong. I am very regretful, I find it hard to face myself and accept myself.

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這是一件不可能被原諒的錯事,我不敢奢求原諒,因為我也沒有辦法可以原諒我自己。我只可以深切反省,並以最誠懇的態度,去為所有因爲這次事件而受影響的人,去說一聲,我真的做錯了,難辭其咎,對不起! 我沒有任何籍口,犯下了如此嚴重的行為,令到我的家人、朋友及所有愛我的人徹底失望,我感到非常遺憾和歉咎。我亦願意承擔由這次事件所引起的一切後果和責任。 最後作為一個丈夫,我要向Sammi說對不起,這是一個徹頭徹尾的錯誤,我感到慚愧及痛心。請大家給予時間和空間我去學習怎樣去改過及重新去做一個人。

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“After I saw the report, I found myself very shameful, very wrong, very bad, very disgusting and very unfamiliar. I reflected on why I could not control my lust.”

In the reportedly 16-minute video that was leaked, Andy and Jacqueline initially share a cab with another man, who alighted first. Before the man exits the cab, Andy can be heard assuring the man that he and Jacqueline will go home separately.


After the man leaves, however, Andy and Jacqueline provide only one location to the driver and begin holding hands. At one point, Jacqueline leans over to kiss Andy and his hand rests on her thigh.

According to Hong Kong media, they later left the cab together.

While Andy did not comment on his wife’s reaction or their marital status going forward, he said: “I hope that in the future, everyone I hurt, everyone I pained, can be well.”

As his speech neared the end, he said: “I have no soul. I am a broken man. I hope everyone can give me time to find myself.”

He gave another deep bow and left, ignoring all follow-up questions from reporters.

Following the bombshell news, netizens have flooded Andy’s Instagram page to express their anger and disappointment, with many asking him to quit the entertainment industry.

He posted a similar apology around 7pm on his Instagram with a picture of a black background.

Jacqueline has disabled comments on her Instagram page, which has more than 600,000 followers.

Sammi’s latest Instagram post on Sunday about an eye care supplement has garnered more than 3,300 comments – mostly posted on Tuesday – asking her to stay strong, with some encouraging her to leave Andy.

Andy and Sammi have had a dramatic love affair for close to 30 years.

Sammi, also known for her acting in movies like Love On A Diet (2001), began dating Andy in 1991 after they recorded the duet “Actually, Do You Have Me In Your Heart”.

The two admitted to their relationship only in 2001, but broke up in 2004. After seven years apart, the couple reconciled in 2011 and finally got hitched in 2013.

Their relationship was once described by comedian Dayo Wong as “Hong Kong’s last fairy tale”.

Jacqueline and Andy were reportedly introduced by his crew member and she subsequently went to the same gym as him. She also reportedly went to his Macau concert last year.

Text: Jan Lee / The Straits Times / April 2019

Additional text: Hidayah Idris

Images: Andy and Sammi’s Instagram