Athena Chu (朱茵) and Stephen Chow (周星馳) were partners in many movies in the 1980s and even dated in a relationship. After ending their short relationship, they did not talk about the whole ordeal until much later.

Athena later married Hong Kong legendary rock band, Beyond’s bassist Paul Wong (黃貫中) and they have a beautiful family. Stephen has continued to remain single.

Athena accepted an interview from the show, The Jin Xing Show (金星秀) a few days ago and graciously discussed about the past love, she said: “I used to mind it but no longer now.” She urged them to ask Stephen directly next time.

In the show, Athena admitted that Stephen one of the smartest, funniest and most talented person she has ever met. However she said that he was not a very nice person or easy to get along with because of his eccentric personality.

Stephen had previously angered many of his previous colleagues in Shaolin Soccer and other comedies due to his mean nature. Partners who had worked with him chose to end their relationship after a horrible business partnership.

When asked if she was considered the perfect woman in Stephen life, Athena said:

“The perfect woman in his heart is not me”

They further asked if Stephen Chow gave his blessings or congratulated Athena when she got married. She replied,


When the host mentioned that she was the “inspiration goddess” during the relationship with Stephen, Athena did not raise any objection.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)