Fiona Yuen’s (袁彩雲) husband, Anthony Kong (江銘峰), has allegedly gotten in trouble with the law.
According to an article in Popular Asians, the Canadian restaurateur and his younger brother Louis failed to pay nine months of rent totaling $182,843 CAD for their two food establishments, the South Asian restaurant Tropika and Hakka restaurant Northern Delicacy.
Both restaurants were located inside the Aberdeen Centre shopping mall in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
The landlord, Fairchild Developments Limited, issued a warning to the brothers in February 2013, demanding them to recover the due rent within a five-day deadline.
Failing to submit the money in five days, Fairchild closed down the two restaurants.
Joey Kwan, the Public Relations manager of Aberdeen Centre, had confirmed this to the Hong Kong press and is currently pursuing legal action.
However Tropika – a South Asian restaurant specializing in Singaporean, Malaysian, and Indonesian food – is still operating in downtown Vancouver, with one location on Cambie Street and another on Robson Street.
Fiona Yuen, who gave birth to her daughter Alycia two months ago in Hong Kong, said, “I never ask my husband about his business. I have nothing to comment.”
The former TVB actress debuted in the industry after winning third runner-up in the Miss Hong Kong pageant in 1996.
She was given a starring role in the long-running TVB soap opera A Kindred Spirit <真情> soon after signing TVB, and also starred alongside Roger Kwok (郭晉安), Jackie Lui (呂頌賢), and Jessica Hsuan (宣萱) in the 1998 crime drama, Rural Hero <離島特警>. Her last TVB drama was 2009’s Man in Charge <幕後大老爺>.
Fiona met Anthony in Vancouver in 2003, and the couple married in Hong Kong in 2009. Their daughter Alycia Kong was born on August 13, 2013.