Four years after he split up with Chinese actress Yang Mi, Hong Kong actor Hawick Lau has found a new love.
Lau, who is 48 years old, told the Oriental Daily News in Hong Kong last Friday that he is dating Chinese actress Cherry Li Xiaofeng, who is 40 years old. He also said that they met through mutual friends and that they have similar personalities.
The confession came after Lau was seen with a woman for the first time in the middle of October. Some Internet users thought the woman was Chinese actress You Jingru.
But You, age 30, put an end to the talk. She wrote on social media that she was in Ningbo city for quarantine at the time.
This month, Lau was seen with the same woman in Hangzhou. Their faces were clearer in the video, so internet users were able to figure out that the woman was Li.
Last Thursday, Li also seemed to confirm that they were together. She posted a link to a news story in which “a staff member” said that she and Lau are not dating. She asked, “Which staff member did they call?”
Lau is well-known in China now because she was on the popular reality show Call Me by Fire. But after his fourth public performance, he kicked off the show.
He and Yang, who is 36, split up in December 2018 after being married for five years. They have a daughter who is eight years old.
Li is currently starring in the Chinese romance drama She And Her Perfect Husband, in which she plays Yang’s best friend.