Forget love triangles, that is so passé (Roy Qiu–Tang Yan–Tia Li what?, George Hu–Annie Chen–Gui Gui who?) – the hottest love gossip in Chinese entertainment is a freaking love pentagon! This shit is awesomely good in the “I can’t believe this is even remotely true” way, yet it is all over the newspapers and magazines when I was in Asia last week. Get your pen and paper ready to keep track of all those names, okay? First up is the bombshell dating rumor that is the most likely to be true in this whole convoluted mess – TW-actress Chen Qiao En and HK-superstar Louis Koo have been secretly dating for the last two years after being set up by mutual friend singer-actress Miriam Yeung. Then the relationship hit the rocks when Chen Qiao En filmed The Swordsman last year with her first love and ex-boyfriend Wallace Huo, who apparently wanted to get back together but she said “oh hells no” since he dumped her years ago for his career. Louis was none to happy about it, and word on the street is that he was introduced to Michelle Chen and there was mutual interest and Michelle is alleged to be the Xiao San in that relationship. Not to be outdone on the secret relationship bit, apparently Wallace has been secretly dating Ruby Lin for the last four years and he tried to end the relationship to win back Chen Qiao En, so Ruby is none too happy about that either. So far Ruby is the only one to publicly deny that she ever dated Wallace, but the other four have been mum about their involvement in this hilarious love mess. Louis’ friends have told the papers that he and Chen Qiao En are definitely a couple for the last two years and it’s an industry secret but Louis refuses to go public and that also pisses Chen Qiao En off. With this many people involved already, we just need a couple more players to turn this into a circus.
I have nothing more to add other than there are some questionable pairings up there if any of this is true. Louis also needs to lay off the self-tanner. Big time. He’s turning into Donald Trump’s Chinese cousin. Compared to the scandals coming out of Korea lately, this is relatively harmless fluff and good for a chuckle indeed.