Relationships nowadays rarely seem to last. Even if they make it to the marriage stage, there’s no guarantee it will last till “death do (them) part”. We’ve heard the horror stories from couples like Wang Leehom-Lee Jing Lei, Shila Amzah, Angelababy-Huang Xiaoming, and Korean singer Kim Gun Mo.
However, Hong Kong artist Sammi Cheng Sau-man (鄭秀文) had a very different stance on marriage and love. Although she too suffered the heartbreak of her partner and husband, Andy Hui (許志安) cheating on her, she forgave him. As it turns out, it may have something to do with wisdom Sammi gained from her dad.
Sammi and Andy had tied the knot in 2013 and lived happily together for several years. Unfortunately, it almost ended in 2019 when Andy was caught kissing actress Jacqueline Wong (黃心穎). The duo had apparently been going at it in the back of a taxi. While there was much outcry, Sammi herself publicly claimed she forgave him later.
It’s been almost three years since then, but few have understood why Sammi was willing to persevere with her relationship. However, a recent Father’s Day post shed a little light on it. Sammi shared some sweet memories she had of her late father. “When Dad was alive, there was no regret in the love and relationship between us,” she stated. Her father had been a strong figure in her life and he left more than just memories with Sammi.
“My father taught me a lot since I was a child, and some of them are enough for my whole life,” she said. His lessons included being neither arrogant nor humble, not giving up easily, being patient in life, and choosing your own path to live happily. However, it was his teachings of appreciating others, especially your partner in more than love, that stuck with netizens. Some believed that this lesson was what had led to Sammi forgiving Andy.
Sammi’s actions have certainly proven that she’s learned well from her father’s wisdom. Despite Andy’s fall from grace, Sammi has been quietly supporting her husband in everything he does. This includes his return to stardom as an artist in the Hong Kong entertainment scene.
The couple are apparently preparing for a return to the stage. Sammi is supposedly planning to hold a concert next year, while Andy has signed on to a record company. However, she claims she will not be holding a joint concert with him anytime soon, nor will they appear on couple reality shows.