Mandy Lieu (劉碧麗) may not be Alvin Chau (周焯華)’s wife but at least the Malaysian-American model managed to bag a handsome deal from the Macau billionaire.
Reports first surfaced last week that the 34-year-old mistress had decided to end her 5-year relationship with the 45-year-old entertainment tycoon after he refused to divorce his wife Heidi Chan (陳慧玲), 39.
As a result, Alvin had generously paid her HK$300 million (RM158 million) as a “breakup fee”. Mandy had been hoping for get an official title but the Ipoh-born beauty ultimately had given up hope after realising her former beau wasn’t going to part ways with his wife.
For those that don’t know, the courtship of Mandy and Alvin first started in August 2014. It started out as a fling as the model wasn’t aware that he was already a married man. However, their relationship carried on even after the realisation.
Mandy gave birth to their first child – a daughter – in London on 20th May 2015. The couple decided to go public with their romance and declared their love on 17th December 2015 after multiple sightings of dinner dates. The mistress went on to bore him 2 more children – a son and another daughter – in June 2016 and September 2017, respectively.
On the other spectrum, Alvin has 2 daughters with Heidi, as well as another son (Pak Chau) from a previous marriage. Pak is reportedly close to Heidi and has even publicly showed support for his stepmom on social media before. However, despite Heidi’s request for a divorce, the tycoon has refused to sign the papers. It is believed that the decision is to keep the family intact.
Speculations about Alvin and Mandy’s relationship has been going on for awhile now, especially since the former is rarely seen in London, where his baby mama resides. It’s reported that Alvin previously transferred 5 of his companies to London for Mandy to manage.
Mandy’s father, a white American, left the family before she was born. She and her younger brother were raised by their Malaysian-Chinese mother. She moved to Tokyo when she was 17 and later went to Hong Kong to develop her modelling career.