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Yes, I'm married with 2 kids: Shu Qi
by Boon Chan

Yes, I'm married with two kids.

This was Taiwanese actress Shu Qi's sarcastic reply to rumours that she secretly wed Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Fung last year.

It was a tongue-in-cheek response by the 36-year-old, who is notorious for not always being friendly towards the media.

Last Thursday, a Hong Kong tabloid reported Fung and Shu Qi had secretly registered their marriage in the US last year, but their respective managers shot down the rumours.

Speaking to the local media on Wednesday night before the Hong Kong gala premiere of her new movie Journey To The West, Shu Qi seemed nonchalant about her "wedding".

"Let's just say I already have two kids," she told The New Paper in Mandarin.

"I've been in this industry for over a decade. Such rumours are nothing new to me."

A former soft porn model-actress, Shu Qi crossed over to mainstream cinema in 1996 - the same year she made her debut - and has since established herself as one of Asia's top leading ladies.

Her role as a porn star in Viva Erotica (1996) won her Best Supporting Actress and Best New Performer at the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards in 1997.

She won Best Actress at the Golden Horse Awards in 2005 for Three Times (2005), in which she played three different roles over three different eras.

Aside from her career achievements, her love life has also been closely watched.

Over the years, she has been linked romantically to Hong Kong Heavenly King Leon Lai, actors Chang Chen and Shawn Yue, singer Wang Lee Hom and Fung, with whom she has allegedly been having an on-and-off relationship since 1997.

Despite being in the limelight, Shu Qi is is determined to draw a line at answering questions about her personal life.

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(Photos: ST, TNP, Golden Village Pictures, AFP, Reuters, Apple Daily, 20th Century Fox)

 

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