HK actor Lee Lung Kei, 73, vows to honour marriage as 36YO fiancee faces multiple charges


Lee Lung Kei and Chris Wong's May-December romance is a subject of interest for many. Photo: China Press

Hong Kong actor Lee Lung Kei was unable to hold back tears while addressing the controversy surrounding his fiancee Chris Wong.

In recent weeks, Wong, 36, has been accused of many things – including faking her academic credentials, selling counterfeit artwork, failing to repay debts and cheating on Lee, 73.

On Feb 18, Hong Kong media broke the news that Wong was arrested for overstaying her visa in the city. She appeared at the Shatin Magistrates' Courts Tuesday (Feb 20) morning, where she was denied bail.

According to Dimsum Daily, Wong is facing six charges – including "making false statements to obtain an entry permit, using counterfeit documents, possessing counterfeit documents, and making false statements to the Director of Immigration".

She is also charged with two counts of breaching the conditions of her stay.

Dimsum Daily reported that Wong had overstayed her residency in Hong Kong for a total of three years and nine months on two separate occasions.

The news portal added that Wong will remain in custody until the next court hearing scheduled for April 16.

A bail review application has also been submitted and will be reviewed on Feb 28.

Under Hong Kong laws, individuals found guilty of overstaying their residency can face up to two years' imprisonment and a fine of HK$50,000 (RM30,631).

In a recent interview, Lee – who is currently in Guangzhou, China for work – said he will return to Hong Kong tomorrow (Feb 21) to accompany Wong during this difficult time.

When asked about his fiancee's potential imprisonment, Lee broke down in tears and admitted that he was worried.

"I will continue supporting her. She keeps a lot to herself, perhaps to shield me from worry or bear the weight alone. She cannot bring herself to leave me. Our marriage vows will remain unchanged," he said.

Lee and Wong's relationship first came to light in 2020 when Hong Kong media reported that Wong, who was carrying Lee's child, suffered a miscarriage.

Despite the significant age difference, the couple has been in a stable relationship for the past years due to shared interests.

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