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Marcus Chin, 67, has lived a very colourful life. Career ups and downs aside, the veteran star made headlines in 2009 when he was exposed for cheating on his wife Taiwanese singer Murong Ying, whom he had been married to for over two decades. 

He had an affair with a then-24-year-old Eileen Cheah, who was his fan before becoming his personal assistant, and who eventually bore him his only child, daughter Elise, who is now 11. 

At that time, the Chinese media likened his relationship with Eileen to an "Old Cow Eating Tender Grass". Yes, very flattering, we know. 

While Marcus and Murong Ying remain legally married, they have been separated since his affair. However, he and Eileen, who is now 36, broke up in 2011 a year after she gave birth to Elise.

Though many years have passed since, it still remains one of the most talked about scandals in local showbiz history.

Marcus himself has never shied away from talking about it (His reason? "Once you lay it all out, there's nothing more anyone can ask.") And talk about it he did on this week's episode of Quan Yifeng's talk show Hear U Out

He revealed he was racked with guilt after his separation from Murong Ying.  

“I wasn’t happy after leaving Murong,” Marcus said when Quan Yifeng brought up the topic. “I couldn’t sleep well and I wondered how she was doing… There was a period of time when she didn’t call because she was angry with me, so I didn’t hear for her for a month or two.”

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