Gigi Chao, daughter of property tycoon Cecil Chao, entered a civil partnership with her girlfriend of seven years in a ceremony in Paris five months ago.
But Mr Chao, 76, has told the South China Morning Post that reports of his daughter’s civil ceremony were “false”. He announced the HK$500 million dowry earlier this week.
But far from getting angry at her father, she said she was “touched”.
“At first I was entertained by it, and then that entertainment turned into the realisation and conviction that I am a really lucky girl to have such a loving daddy, because it’s really sweet of him to do something like this as an expression of his fatherly love,” she said.
Daddy is denying the civil partnership even took place.
It’s nice that she’s “touched,” but geez. Men are contacting her by Facebook, Twitter and email sending nude photos and proof of their net worth. Touched isn’t the word I’d use. And I wonder if it’s the use her partner would use. Then again, when daddy is worth a billion bucks perhaps you learn to temper your words.