Wong Cho Lam and Leanne Li officially married on Valentine's Day.
Although the couple’s sincere love relationship moved many people, Leanne’s parents were initially opposed to their dating due to the disparity in their height and physical appearances. Through hard work and dedication, Cho Lam finally touched Leanne’s parents and gained their blessings.
Cho Lam’s Sincerity and Persistence
Leanne’s parents were initially wary of Wong Cho Lam, since they did not want her to date an actor. In addition, they were dissatisfied with Cho Lam’s 5-feet-3-inch stature. An insider said, “Leanne is tall and beautiful. Her parents had hoped that their daughter would find a more compatible spouse. When they first met Cho Lam, they were surprised that he was so much shorter than their daughter. It was hard to accept.” It took a long time for Cho Lam to slowly change their views.
Having dated for six years, 35-year-old Wong Cho Lam had early intentions of marrying Leanne. The insider further revealed, “Cho Lam started making plans for marriage in 2013, so he worked really hard to earn money and buy a house. He wanted to let Leanne’s parents know that he is a man of responsibility. Last February, Leanne’s parents visited Hong Kong and Cho Lam brought up his marriage intentions, but was immediately rejected.”
Because of the rejection, Wong Cho Lam could only work harder to prove himself to Leanne’s parents. “Last July, Cho Lam went back to Canada with Leanne to visit her family. Since Leanne is Shanghainese, they have many friends and family. So Cho Lam suggested that in addition to holding a wedding banquet in Hong Kong, they will also hold banquets in Shanghai and Canada. He also intended to pay $5 million HKD. Actually, it is not about the money, but it was to show his sincerity and to prove that he can provide for their daughter.”
Cho Lam did not mind spending one year of his income on the wedding to please Leanne and her family, as he hopes to create lifetime memories. The couple’s wedding photos were taken in the Maldives earlier. Aside from the lavish church ceremony held today, Cho Lam and Leanne will also be holding a banquet at Hong Kong Disneyland tomorrow.
Wong Cho Lam Faces Risk of Cancer
At the wedding ceremony today, Cho Lam cried when he reminsced about his late father, who had passed away at the age of 46 due to colorectal cancer. Cho Lam said, “At the time, I was in my third year of acting school and was doing an exchange program in Guangzhou. My dad was missing for a whole month. When I returned from my exchange program, he told me he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. It was stage 3. Actually, he disappeared because he didn’t want me to worry. He had undergone surgery alone to remove the colon.” The Wong family endured an emotional roller coaster before Cho Lam’s father finally succumbed to cancer.
Although his father passed away at a young age, Cho Lam still views his father as his role model. Cho Lam promised himself that he would be a man of responsibility and dependability. Afraid of the risk of also getting cancer, Cho Lam is especially cautious of his diet and does a physical checkup every year.