Stephen Chow (周星馳) and Ukei Cheung (張曉祺) recently sparked dating rumours when they were spotted out on a yacht date together with 2 other young women.
According to reports, Stephen and Ukei first got acquainted when they met on a boat party in June. They reportedly exchanged numbers before the filmmaker invited her out to go wake surfing.
For the uninitiated, Ukei is a 17-year-old student and internet celebrity who competed in the Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2021. However, she was eliminated during the second round of auditions. As the youngest contestant in the competition, many said that she bares a resemblance to Chingmy Yau’s daughter Sham Yuet.
An insider claimed that it was Stephen who made the first move by approaching her – despite their 42 years age gap; he’s 59 and old enough to be her father. The source also added that the actor-director has his own set of rules. For example, they would only make WeChat calls to avoid leaving any chat records. The superstar apparently also insisted that they can’t be recorded or photographed whenever they meet.
When word got out of their rumoured affair, Stephen’s assistant Chris stated:
“Stephen Chow and the girl are mere acquaintances and that day on the boat, there was also a big group of other people on board. Two days ago, that girl took it upon herself to approach Xing Ye (Stephen’s nickname) to go surfing, but Xing Ye did not acknowledge her and didn’t reply. They aren’t close. It’s just a group of people out at sea for a bit of R&R, I don’t know how things could’ve snowballed into what’s being written in the media.”
Chris also suggested that perhaps Ukei is trying to make things up to gain publicity.