After news of Linda Chung’s shotgun wedding (she was said to be five months pregnant with her first child) sent shockwaves through the Chinese entertainment scene, the Hong Kong TVB actress/singer revealed on Weibo that she had secretly gotten married late last year.
The Canadian-born Chung announced on Feb 24 on her Weibo page that she would be hosting her wedding banquet dinner in Vancouver, Canada on Feb 27.
In a detailed post, Chung said the day was chosen according to the elders’ wishes for an auspicious date for the traditional Chinese wedding banquet.
Describing her fiance as her “Mr Right”, Chung said that they shared the same values and that she hoped to be “a good wife and mother”.
In her message, Chung also thanked her good friends Leanne Li, Eliza Sam, Grace Wong, Christine Kuo for helping to keep her relationship and marriage a secret.
Chung, 31, and her husband Jeremy, 43, met through her older sister at the beginning of last year. In autumn, he proposed and they formally registered their marriage, which was witnessed by both sets of parents.
Her beau is a Canadian-Chinese chiropractor who is former TVB chairman Norman Leung’s nephew. Jeremy’s chiropractic practice reportedly employs seven staff and earns close to US$1mil (RM4.2mil) a year.
Beginning her entertainment career as a beauty queen, Chung was crowned Miss Crystal Cover Girl 2002 (in British Columbia), Miss Chinese Vancouver 2003 and Miss Chinese International 2004.
After winning the latter pageant in Hong Kong, she signed with TVB and made her acting debut with a supporting role in Virtues Of Harmony II in 2004.
Her big screen debut came in 2007 via Patrick Kong’s Love Is Not All Around which earned her a nomination for best new performer at the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards.
In 2008, Chung released her first album titled Dinner For One, World For Two, and became the “best selling female newcomer” after the album achieved gold status in Hong Kong.
In 2013, she staged her first solo concert to a full house at the Kowloon Bay Trade & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong.
Since then, the soft-spoken actress/singer has acted in 32 television serials and four films, and also released four solo albums along with various other compilations.