In late April, reports alleging that Chinese actor Andy Zhang was cheating on his wife of ten years, Hong Kong actress Catherine Zhang, started surfacing.
Despite Andy’s initial denial, further reports releasing more “details" of his alleged affair with his manager, Bi Ying, were published.
To add fuel to the fire, netizens later discovered that Catherine had deleted all pictures taken with Andy from her personal Weibo page. Catherine’s 19-year-old son from her previous relationship with Hong Kong actor-singer Max Mok, Ashley Zhang, also followed suit, deleting all posts from his Weibo page. Ashley had taken on his step-father’s surname a few years after Catherine tied the knot with Andy.
Finally, on May 6, Andy issued a strongly worded statement denying all reports, and explaining Catherine and Ashley’s actions on Weibo. He shared that Catherine had deleted their pictures together during a previous quarrel, and that Ashley had to clear his Weibo as he was preparing to become a singer. He also shared that Bi Ying had tendered her resignation.
Since then, Catherine and Andy seemed to have made up, even attending a wedding dinner together.
On Father’s Day (June 16), Ashley posted a tribute to his stepfather, Andy, along with a picture of his family.
“A special memory between my father and I. Every time I have an important performance, my family is always by my side,” his caption read. The picture showed Catherine and Andy with Ashley, as well Ashley’s 5-year-old stepsister, Yannes Zhang.
The post was well-received by netizens, with many commenting that Ashley is now the tallest in the family.
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