After Sire Ma (馬賽) denied allegations that she is currently dating mainland entrepreneur Wang Ziqi (汪子琦), photos surfaced of the lovers kissing in Shanghai. The photos showed them locked in a passionate kiss on the lips, clearly indicating that they were more than friends.
Since jump-starting her entertainment career by entering the 2008 Miss Hong Kong pageant, Sire has kept a relatively low-profile in her private life. According to a Jayne Stars report, rumors claimed that Ziqi, who possessed a lucrative film and beauty business, had referred to Sire as “her woman”.
Sire had taken a two-month vacation from her TVB work schedule to spend more time with Ziqi. They traveled to France, Italy, and Switzerland while accompanied by another friend. Ziqi had paid for Sire’s entire vacation expenses. Unable to contain their happiness, Sire and Ziqi shared their exuberant travel photos on Weibo.
Last week, Sire had requested time off from TVB to visit Ziqi in mainland China. Dabbling in film production, Ziqi promised to star Sire in an upcoming movie and introduced her to numerous mainland directors.
Asked to comment on dating Wang Ziqi, Sire coolly replied, “There was another friend on the trip. Many reports are quoted out of context. Time will show what type of person I am. As to what happened, time will let everyone know.”
Other than dating Sire Ma, Wang Ziqi made headlines in 2009 when she released evidence of Frankie Lam (林文龍) cheating on wife Kenix Kwok (郭可盈) with mainland actress, Vicki Dong. Ziqi was subsequently charged with extortion and entered prison.
According to a Tvbnewsworld article, Sire Ma has been told to take two months off. TVB executive Virgina Lok said: "I haven't had the time to handle this issue, I'll talk to her later. She will be taking 2 months off, but she still has a long contract with TVB."
Asked if this issue caused a huge impact on Sire's image, she said: "Artists' personal lives shouldn't impact their image and work. I will investigate deeper into this later." and when questioned if Sire Ma would still be taking part in Wong's new film as scheduled, she replied: "She's on break now."
Fans have also expressed anger and disappointment at the scandal. Some even madly scolded Sire and Wong on their Weibos, calling Sire a liar: "Why don't you just admit it! You just made people dislike you. Disappointed in you!" They also said Wong destroyed Sire's future.