The “Fish and Masa, together forever” dream has been astoundingly slow to die. After years of rumors that the two were together, and then an impressively extended period of speculation about their breakup, the issue has been run through the wringer and then some. After Fish started dating current beau Tony, a lot of the chatter seemed to quiet down… for a while, at least. But as this article talking about her plans to marry Tony next year reveals, it’s not quite behind them yet.
Fish Leong has announced that she will get married next spring, hopefully her dream wedding on a beach. Within that same, opening sentence, however, you have this: “fans have suggested that former love Masa steal away the bride.” Heh, poor Masa. But I guess this one really isn’t over until the fat lady sings… and where is there a fat lady in Mandopop? Fish does, of course, plan to invite all of Mayday to the wedding, and she has made it clear that she’s expecting big red envelopes (full of cash) from all of them; she noted that she forked over quite a lot when Stone got married. (What about Guanyou?)
As Fish made her announcements at a recent Chengdu concert, fans wished her all the best. Special guest Victor Wong added that for a while, he had actually been the son-in-law of choice for Fish’s father; he’s been worried for two years about making others jealous. He added that he was pretty comfortable grabbing her hand and singing “Clearly in Love with You (明明很愛你)” with Fish because he’d already confirmed that Tony wasn’t in the audience.
At the post-concert party, Fish mentioned that right after her younger brother got married, his wife had a baby, so she’s often calling for updates on her nephew. She loves kids herself, and would hope to have little ones of her own. As for the impact on her career, her manager noted that there’s no cause for alarm; she can still hold concerts if she’s pregnant in the future. In fact, they’ve already planned the name of that tour: “Breathe Through the Pain: The Fish Leong Eight Months Pregnant Tour!” I’m assuming that is not going to be needed for a year or more, though of course one never knows. But congratulations to Fish and Masa – Fish for getting engaged, Masa for seeing at long last an end to this news story.
[Edited to remove duplicate paragraph - thanks Winnie!]