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Lesbian Gigi Chao Responds to Father Who is Offering $130 Million for Male Suitor: VIDEO

Last week we reported that Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao had doubled a $65 million bounty for any man that could woo and marry his lesbian daughter.

ChaoChao told a Malaysian newspaper that he didn't want to interfere with Gigi's private life, but just wanted her to “have a good marriage and children as well as inherit my business.”

Gigi has now responded to her father in an open letter, via the South China Morning Post.

Writes Gigi in the letter:

I’m sorry to mislead you to think I was only in a lesbian relationship because there was a shortage of good, suitable men in Hong Kong.

There are plenty of good men, they are just not for me.

She adds:

"I am comfortable and satisfied with my life and completely at ease with her. I know it’s difficult for you to understand how I could feel romantically attracted to a woman; I suppose I can’t really explain it either. It just happens, peacefully and gently, and after so many years, we still love each other very much.My regret is that you have no idea how happy I am with my life, and there are aspects of my life that you don’t share."

Read the full text of the letter and watch an interview with Chao, AFTER THE JUMP...

Dear Daddy,

I thought the timing was right for us to have a candid conversation. You are one of the most mentally astute, energetic yet well mannered and hard-working people this humble earth has ever known.

Your confidence, quick wit, and charisma brightens any room you enter.

I love you very much, and I think I can speak for my brothers also, that we have the utmost respect for you as a father and role model in business.

I am sorry that people have been saying insensitive things about you lately. The truth is, they don’t understand that I will always forgive you for thinking the way you do, because I know you think you are acting in my best interests. And we both don’t care if anybody else understands.

As your daughter, I would want nothing more than to make you happy. But in terms of relationships, your expectations of me and the reality of who I am, are not coherent.

I am responsible for some of this misplaced expectation, because I must have misled you to hope there were other options for me. You know I’ve had male lovers in the past, and I’ve had happy, albeit short-lived, relationships. I found myself temporarily happy, buoyed by the freshness, the attention, the interest, of someone physically stronger than myself.

But it was always short-lived, as I quickly lost patience, and felt an indescribable discomfort in their presence. It usually made me frustrated, and I would yearn for my freedom again. I’ve broken a few hearts, hearts of good, honest and loving men, and I’m sorry that it had to be so.

But with Sean, a woman, somehow it was different. I am comfortable and satisfied with my life and completely at ease with her. I know it’s difficult for you to understand how I could feel romantically attracted to a woman; I suppose I can’t really explain it either. It just happens, peacefully and gently, and after so many years, we still love each other very much.

My regret is that you have no idea how happy I am with my life, and there are aspects of my life that you don’t share. I suppose we don’t need each other’s approval for our romantic relationships, and I am sure your relationships are really fantastic too.

However, I do love my partner Sean, who does a good job of looking after me, ensuring I am fed, bathed and warm enough every day, and generally cheering me up to be a happy, jolly girl. She is a large part of my life, and I am a better person because of her.

Now, I’m not asking you to be best of friends; however, it would mean the world to me if you could just not be so terrified of her, and treat her like a normal, dignified human being.

I understand it is difficult for you to understand, let alone accept this truth.

I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out who I am, what is important in my life, who I love and how best to live life, as an expression of all these questions. I am proud of my life, and I would not choose to live it any other way (except also figuring out how to be gentler on the planet).

I’m sorry to mislead you to think I was only in a lesbian relationship because there was a shortage of good, suitable men in Hong Kong.

There are plenty of good men, they are just not for me.

Wishing you happiness.

Patiently yours,

Your daughter, Gigi.

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  1. Wow she is a breath of fresh air! I like her!

    Posted by: Jeff | Jan 29, 2014 12:51:59 PM


  2. Very moving letter.

    Posted by: Betocreativo | Jan 29, 2014 12:59:08 PM


  3. Good for her! I hope her dad reads this and heeds this!

    Posted by: Frank | Jan 29, 2014 1:00:44 PM


  4. Enjoyed seeing more of her personality in the video interview. I wish her and her partner all the best!

    Since seems to be in the business of finding husbands maybe he could put up some money to find me a husband...

    Posted by: Mitch | Jan 29, 2014 1:20:00 PM


  5. What kind of relation exists between the two? They constantly talk to each other through the media.

    Posted by: simon | Jan 29, 2014 1:25:34 PM


  6. Most genuine and least self serving letter about being gay. Brilliant and so refreshing.

    Posted by: Rowan | Jan 29, 2014 1:27:43 PM


  7. Simon, can't you read? They don't really have one!

    Posted by: Rowan | Jan 29, 2014 1:29:23 PM


  8. Patiently yours,

    Your daughter, Gigi.

    P.S. PLEASE BANK WIRE ME THE $130M

    Posted by: JmasTR | Jan 29, 2014 1:32:53 PM


  9. That lady is a CLASS ACT.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jan 29, 2014 1:53:38 PM


  10. I'll marry her. We can split the cash.

    Posted by: Fartbongo | Jan 29, 2014 2:24:03 PM


  11. @Fart
    Read Kiwi's post.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Jan 29, 2014 3:03:45 PM


  12. This was revealed to be a publicity stunt months ago. It's a shame that Towleroad has to keep regurgitating the stunt.

    Posted by: jason | Jan 29, 2014 3:29:15 PM


  13. Wow, she just exudes so much peace and love in her writing. Simply beautiful!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jan 29, 2014 4:46:34 PM


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