Miss Hong Kong 1996 winner Lee San-san (李珊珊), who’s been out of the public eye for quite some time, is surging back into the spotlight thanks to TVB’s midnight rerun of the 1999 drama, Man’s Best Friend <寵物情緣>.
The 38-year-old former beauty queen’s private life used to be the center of gossip, but after her high-profile 2006 breakup with martial arts actor Chin Ka-lok (錢嘉樂), as well as her involvement in a plethora of other love rumors afterwards, San-san regressed to a more quiet private life.
Man’s Best Friend brought San-san back to the public’s attention, and gossip circles are back to being curious about her life after TVB.
Jayne Stars reports that according to rumors, San-san’s quiet decision to leave the entertainment industry was because she was diagnosed with brain cancer and that a while back, she was spotted visiting a clinic with a married man.
But rumors are often not true, and San-san used her official Weibo to clarify the misreporting.
“Firstly, I do not have brain cancer. Secondly, as I stated ten years ago, I will try to avoid talking about my private life to the public,” said San-san in her statement. “I do not want to reply to the same thing over and over again, and also do not want to repeat the same thing over and over again. I do not want to have to keep on clarifying. This is something I do not want to experience again.”
To end all speculation about her love life, San-san stated boldly, “I do have someone I love now, but this person is not from showbiz. I have not dated the opposite sex in the past four years.”
Reporters quickly phoned San-san for clarification. In regards to her rumors with a married man, she said, “He is a friend I’ve known for many years. He got married four years ago and has a kid.”
She declined to comment on further questions.