How is this even a scandal worthy of being on the cover of Apple Daily I don’t even know. James Wen, who is currently starring in King Flower, just celebrated his 35th birthday, and has released his first mini-album “Why Bother”, is flying pretty high in terms of his career. He got a lot of notoriety for playing the shittiest husband on the planet in The Fierce Wife, which was a drama ratings hit and subsequently also a box office hit when the movie sequel came out last Summer. He lost out on the Best Actor Golden Bell that year but he’s definitely on the radar of the awards folks and I see him getting nominated again somewhere down the road. But for sure it won’t be for the silly and fluffy King Flower, where his character is dull as beans and totally unsympathetic, and his performance equally bland. There have long been rumors that James has a long time non-entertainment industry girlfriend, and last year there were murmurs that he had gotten hitched to her in Macau. James has never ever spoken about his personal life, electing to emulate Andy Lau who dated his now-wife for 24-years before admitting it though the public knew the entire time. But James might not have a choice now – his father has publicly confirmed the good news that James and his girlfriend of 19 years (NINETEEN, I did not write that wrong) are expecting a baby! The baby is 8-months along and James is over the moon at expecting a triple happiness this year (a big birthday, new singing career, and now baby). I am so happy for him, apparently he has been dating his girlfriend since they were both 17 years old and are the quintessential definition of high school sweethearts. Okay, if James has so much awesomeness in real life, can Terry have Da Hua in drama life? Pretty please, SETTV?
A few years ago photogs caught James out on a date with his girlfriend and snapped pictures of them kissing and cuddling in the car. It was the first ever photographic evidence of his long-standing relationship with her. James has always claimed to be single since he joined the industry but I don’t think his fans care. Wu Zun needs to come clean as well, his wife has a baby back in Brunei and he’s still insisting he’s single. Sadly his fans are rather cray cray and probably would go berserk if he admitted it. Anyhoo, best of luck to soon-to-be-daddy James and his lucky baby momma!