Now that things between Jackson Lai (黎振燁) and Ashley Chu (朱智賢) are truly over, the Hong Kong actor has moved in with his 8-month pregnant wife.
Yesterday (Thursday, 30th April), the reconciled couple stepped out of their house together. Dressed in matching black outfits with face masks on, the pair gave reporters a low-down on their relationship status and the entertainer’s pending career.
When asked about her decision on taking her unfaithful hubby back, Mrs Lai replied, “Anyone would be angry if this happened to them, but taking into consideration our baby and our long history together, the best thing to do is move forward as a unit.”
During her press conference, Ashley claimed that she was too immersed in her character in “Zombie” (食腦喪B) to separate reality from filming – even after the cameras stopped rolling. As for Jackson, he’s ready to put the cheating scandal in his past. “I’m wrong, and I shouldn’t give myself any excuses. The most important thing now is to make sure my wife’s emotional state and health are good,” he said.
What does Jackson plan to do in order to win back his wife’s trust? “To be honest, can we act like nothing happened after only two to three days? We can’t just pretend it didn’t happen. I will give my wife some time to fully digest this incident before completely forgiving me,” the Mr. Hong Kong winner explained.
“It’s not just a verbal promise; I have to use my actions to prove to my wife. Sometimes, making such a mistake once in a lifetime is enough. One time is already too much,” Jackson added. Taking into consideration that Mrs Lai will be delivering their baby boy soon, the actor said, “My problems shouldn’t involve my wife. Everyone, please don’t bother my wife. Give her some space as she is ready to give birth soon.”
Rumour has it that TVB might temporary “freeze” Jackson’s projects due to his tarnished image. “I think I may not have the chance to appear onscreen anymore. With my son’s birth, I can’t stop working though. Even if it’s physically exerting work, I don’t mind. Even if the company gives up on me, I can’t give up on myself,” the actor said, unsure of his acting future.
As for Ashley, it is believed that TVB is keen on protecting her career given that they arranged a press conference for her public apology. The 33-year-old actress will likely resume her hosting gig for “Scoop” (東張西望) after her 2-week break.
Source: Jayne Stars.