In the latest wave of rumors circulating in the entertainment world, Cheng Xiao, the former member of Cosmic Girls (also known as WJSN) and rising star in the Chinese music and acting scene, has found herself at the center of speculation involving acclaimed actor Tony Leung. The 25-year-old artist has been rumored to be involved in an extramarital affair with the 61-year-old actor, which has ignited a frenzy of media attention. The rumors, which have gained traction due to a shared shopping outing between Leung and Cheng last year, not only suggested a romantic relationship between the two but also went so far as to claim that Leung had purchased a home for Cheng in Japan. Even more sensational were the recent allegations of the birth of a child resulting from their alleged liaison.
Cheng Xiao’s agency, Yue Hua Entertainment, swiftly stepped in to quell the rumors, releasing a statement that categorically dismissed the allegations. The agency also announced its intentions to take legal action against any individuals or organizations responsible for spreading the unfounded claims. This proactive response reflects the industry’s ongoing struggle against the proliferation of fake news. While Cheng Xiao’s agency took a direct stance against the rumors, Carina Lau, Tony Leung’s wife, chose a more subtle approach. Rather than issuing an official statement, Lau has been posting regular photos on her social media, showcasing an unaffected daily life. These posts indirectly convey her indifference to the swirling rumors concerning her husband’s alleged affair.
Representatives for Tony Leung have joined the fray, strongly denying the rumors as “nonsensical and absurd.” This marks the latest episode in an illustrious career that has spanned decades and earned Leung international acclaim for his roles in iconic films such as “Chungking Express,” “In The Mood For Love,” and “Infernal Affairs.” Leung’s enduring legacy was recently extended with his appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe through “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” His continued relevance in the industry was underscored by his participation in the music video “Cool with You” by K-Pop sensation NewJeans.
Cheng Xiao’s journey to stardom began as a member of the beloved girl group Cosmic Girls under Starship Entertainment. Having taken a hiatus from South Korean activities in 2018 to focus on her burgeoning career in China, she officially parted ways with the group in March of this year. Her solo career has been marked by notable achievements, including her Chinese solo debut with the digital single “Focus-X” on December 28, 2020. This latest episode is a reminder of the challenges faced by celebrities in navigating the complex landscape of public perception and the relentless spread of rumors. As Cheng Xiao’s agency takes a stand against the rumors, the entertainment world watches closely to see how this story unfolds and whether the truth can ultimately prevail over sensationalism and misinformation.