Following the shocking revelation made on Sunday night by Taiwanese singer Anthony Neely about his secret four-marriage and three-year-old daughter, insiders revealed he was forced to do so by his wife, a nurse named Vivi, and his in-laws.
Anthony, who shot to fame through Taiwanese singing competition One Million Star in 2009, was rumoured, a few years ago, to have wedded Vivi in the States but he denied it, saying it was “too absurd”. Last year, he revealed to be dating Vivi for four years and declared he was seeing her with marriage in mind, but refused to admit that he had already married her.
Vivi reportedly wanted him to account for her and their child as she could no longer tolerate Anthony keeping his distance from her whenever they are outside and leaving their daughter in the care of her family members when he is at work.
After the video confession was uploaded, some netizens blamed the 28-year-old for keeping his marital status under wraps for so long, while others lauded him for his bravery. Anthony’s mother was happy for her son and commented: “He finally made it through the four-year turmoil.”
Although he is of American-Taiwanese mixed blood, crew members shared that he was a conservative man and doubt the confession was a promotional gimmick. Anthony’s manager revealed the first-time father chose to reveal the matter as his daughter was growing up and hiding his marriage will be unhealthy for her.