There are many moments in Bling Empire that fans find difficult to forget, from Anna Shay and Christine Chiu’s rivalry to Kevin Kreider and Kim Lee’s rocky romance. But if there was one love story that stuck out for the fans of the Netflix series, it was Chèrie Chan and Jessey Lee’s almost-married life. The two got engaged towards the end of season one and, somewhere while filming season two, the couple ended up getting married. Chèrie Chan and her now-husband, Jessey Lee, previously told TMZ that they wouldn’t be returning for season two, but fans were delighted when they did in fact turn up during the first episode itself. But the celebration was cut short when Chan exited the series abruptly without any explanation for her actions amid rumours of Lee having another wife and kids. With plenty of theories surrounding the couple, we go through the timeline of Chan and Lee’s romance and why they quit the show as they did … and who exactly the other wife is. Meet Mimi Morris, newest cast member on Netflix’s Bling Empire Season 2 The start of a romance Fans saw Chan make her entrance into the series in episode two of season one, sporting a full pregnant belly while already having another toddler with Lee. The couple’s whirlwind romance started way before the couple graced the screen on Netflix’s Bling Empire though. While it’s unclear when their love life together exactly started (fans speculate it was around 2015), they’ve mentioned on Bling Empire that their first daughter was born in July 2016. Chèrie Chan made the move It wasn’t until around four to five years later that the pair actually decided to put their relationship on paper and get hitched. The one who made the first move was actually Chan, who proposed to Lee in front of their friends and family at her baby’s 100-day party as seen in season one. As if being grateful for Chan’s consideration, Lee went the traditional route and proposed to Chan the following year as well. According to Cosmopolitan , Lee rented out the Jacquemart-Andre Museum and closed it to the public. He made a special painting for Chan with the words “will you marry me”, and asked her to marry him in front of it as shown on his Instagram post. Bling Empire ’s season one closed off with this adorable act of love. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jessey Lee (@jesseyofficial) While some of this happened in front of cameras and some behind, Bling Empire season two (which was shot in summer 2021) follows this romantic story and starts with Chan shopping for a ring and talking to Anna Shay about the wedding arrangements she had been planning for the past year and a half. Who is the richest Crazy Rich Asians cast member in 2022? Net worths, ranked The wedding ... While the proposals happened in front of cameras, the wedding happened behind them. After keeping hush for several months, the couple announced they got married in a private ceremony in later 2021, amid Bling Empire season two shooting, at the Château de Saran castle in Champagne, France. Chan told Daily Pop , “This wedding, he planned everything. I was not excited to get married because, for me back then, I wanted to get married because I wanted my mum to be there. And he did everything, so I think I got lucky. I didn’t have to do anything, I wasn’t [a] bridezilla.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by ✨💎Chèrie💎✨ (@cherieofficial) Lee and Chan’s small but luxurious wedding ceremony was held during Covid-19 restrictions with only eight guests allowed to attend. … and another wife? Chaos broke at the end of episode one in season two. Newcomer Leah Qin, who is Chan’s friend, met up with Jaime Xie for lunch and spilled the beans about Lee’s hidden past. Qin revealed that Lee was married to a woman named Crystal Hoang five or six years ago and that they have two kids together, much to Xie’s shock. But contrary to that belief, none of the Bling Empire cast seem to have known about this, not even Kane Lim, who is the closest friend to the couple. Qin said that Chan met Lee and his wife Hoang, through her ex-boyfriend who was friends with Lee. “And then they [found] out Chèrie and Jessey [got] together and Chèrie broke up with her ex-boyfriend,” Qin explained. Though the cast members weren’t sure about Lee’s status on the previous marriage, he was going through a divorce with Hoang in 2015 and it was possibly during this time or after that he met Chan, as per Bustle. The richest Bling Empire season 2 cast members, net worths ranked Who is Crystal Hoang, Jessey Lee’s former wife? Hoang is an actress from Dallas, Texas, and the CEO and founder of Votum, a company that aims to empower women, according to The Tab. She has over 26,000 followers on Instagram and, as seen from her posts, she seems to like spending time by attending various events. Hoang’s previous relationship with Lee remained a mystery to the Bling Empire cast, but the actress was actually going through a divorce with lee in 2015, which was finalised in 2019, per Cosmopolitan . Though the cast might have thought that Chan didn’t know Hoang, or that she was unaware of her existence, the two women were actually sort of friends before Chan and Lee got together, according to an article in The Tab. Hoang even posted an Instagram picture of the two together captioned “with my girl”. But that friendliness seemed to have lasted only for a while, since Hoang tagged Chan in the comment section later, saying, “here’s when she was trying to befriend me when she was really trying to hook up with my husband” as per the same article. Woooo child this is messy! Did not expect this from Chan #BlingEmpire pic.twitter.com/7HgrPhg6zO — kdrama clown 🤡 (@rocknroam1) May 13, 2022 While all this wasn’t talked about in the entire Bling Empire season two, Chan later told Brides magazine, “I met Jessey in Vegas, when I was visiting with some mutual friends who I had gone to UCLA with. We didn’t talk to each other at all but knew of each other through those friends. After his divorce, he reached out to me half a year later.” Adieu ma Chèrie All hell broke loose in episode three when Lim tried to confront Chan about Lee’s other family at a party thrown by Shay, but the property mogul was interrupted when Paula Abdul came into the scene. That was the last time fans and even cast members saw Chan. While it certainly looked suspicious, Elite Daily reported that the couple didn’t initially plan to return to Bling Empire 2 but eventually wound up shooting the first couple of episodes. The article states that, according to TMZ, the couple wanted to spend less time on the Netflix series and more time focusing on their family and businesses, hence why they might have quit the show. Meet Dorothy Wang, new cast member of Bling Empire’s Season 2 The Bling Empire cast reacts Entertainment Tonight spoke to the group through a video interview. Chiu was one of the first to voice that she was upset when the two left without so much as a goodbye or an explanation. But she was quick to say that she understood Chan’s decision from the perspective of a mother. She stated during the talk show, “I have to respect her decision, which I am assuming was in the best interest of her family.” Other cast members also told Entertainment Tonight that Chan cut ties with them, including Lim, her closest friend. Kreider and Kelly Mi Li also said they bumped into the newly married couple at a party, but all they said was “hi” before walking off. Apparently, Chan and Lee have unfollowed all their co-stars and cut off contact on social media as of now. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .