The breakup of Roy Qiu and Tang Yan, from a relationship that neither ever admitted while they were dating, is turning decidedly ugly with the media fanning the flames. Tang Yan made a few public appearances since the breakup and the media was quick to note that she looked wan and even burst into tears when she saw an old married couple being happy. Roy gave an interview where he mentioned wanting to go back to being friends with her, but when asked at the press conference for her new drama Agent X, Tang Yan bit back that she would only be friends with honest people. Ouch. Roy has actually refrained from speaking up about the relationship despite the ridiculous amounts of mudslinging from her side coming from unnamed sources – that he was controlling, that she bent over backwards to make him happy, that he refused to go public which made her look like a flirt, that he was jealous when she handpicked her next co-star, and on and on. Somewhere Rainie Yang and Chen Qiao En are laughing their heads off, but I only say this because what happens between two people in a private relationship is really no one’s business. I love Roy as an actor, I could care less if he’s a shitty boyfriend. If Tang Yan was smart, she wouldn’t have dated the guy if she can’t stand the fall out since his track record is pretty abysmal. Rumors have not just Tia Li as the Xiao San interloper, another rumor has popped up that Roy cheated on Tang Yan with Xiao Si (#4) Megan Lai when they filmed Miss Rose. LOL forever – those two acted like the other had a contagious disease the moment cameras stopped rolling. Ah, Taiwan entertainment, you’re always good for a laugh.
Seriously, the rumors that Roy cheated with Tia and Megan is like the funniest thing ever. While Roy hasn’t spoken up, Roy’s agent is pretty spitting mad at Tang Yan’s side and is snarking that she’s lied about her age to the public and therefore she’s not honest either. The least sensationalized gossip about the reason for the break up is this – Tang Yan opened her own production company and for her first drama Agent X, the network wanted her and Roy together. But Tang Yan didn’t want her personal life to mix with her professional life so nixed it and went with her rumored ex-boyfriend Luo Jin as her co-star. But the network had already contacted Roy and when he found out what she had done, they fought bitterly over it and went into a cold war mode in their relationship. Which is why Tang Yan repeatedly flew to Taiwan the second half of last year to try and make up with her boyfriend. But this proved to be too much for her, and in the end her production company didn’t end up doing the drama and it was handed off to the network and she ended up starring in it only. That major fight plus both being so busy with work is what caused the relationship to tank. But Roy said it ended in December while Tang Yan’s side claimed that he never officially broke up with her and Tang Yan only knew about her own relationship end when the Tia Li rumors broke and Roy claimed to be single. Oy vey, also not good. I’m only reporting on this sensationalized story dominating the entertainment news and not making any judgment calls other than it sounds like two people dating and running into problems and then having an awkward breakup in public for the entire world to see.