Macau gambling tycoon, Alvin Chau publicly held his girlfriend, Mandy Lieu’s hands last week, and allowed over 50 reporters captured their hand-holding photo. Unable to tolerate her husband’s behaviour, Alvin’s wife Heidi Chan has decided to end their marriage, and filed for a divorce.
Both Mandy and Heidi gave birth to Alvin’s babies in May this year. Although Mandy has moved to London, she and Alvin still see each other. Recently. Mandy returned to Hong Kong, and Alvin was seen accompanying her at a hotpot restaurant. Last week, Alvin even held hands with Mandy publicly in front of the reporters.
After the photo was published, Heidi decided to file divorce from Alvin. When asked if she was filing for separation, Heidi confirmed with the press and said, “Yes, I am. As I have handed to my lawyer to handle, it’s not convenient to disclose further details. Thank you for your concern.”
A source said that Heidi had initiated a divorce last month, but Alvin refused to sign the papers. When the hand-holding photo of Alvin and Mandy was published, Heidi felt that her husband had disregarded the family’s feelings and she was determined to end their marriage.
Another report also disclosed that Alvin would spend the Christmas and new year’s eve with Mandy after he returned from holiday with his children. Alvin also felt that since Mandy had a daughter with him, he felt a need to do something for her. Hence, he chose to acknowledge her by holding hands in public.
Although many elders in the family have been trying to dissuade Heidi from divorcing Alvin, she was unable to put up with her husband’s actions anymore as this was “beyond her bottomline.”
According to media report, Heidi could have a cut of his HK $1.4 billion assets. Although she might not get half of his assets, it is likely that she would be able to have a share of HK $400 to $500 million.
Heidi would also fight for custody of her two children. Heidi reportedly would move out of Alvin’s mansion in Macau soon. She also would not be following her children to their family vacation with Alvin.
Meanwhile, rumours also circulated that Mandy is currently pregnant with her second child.
Source: HK Channel, Apple Daily
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