For folks who’ve been chilling at my blog for years now, or at least since 2011, this will come as no surprise for you since I wrote an entire post about it when the widely known rumor was first reported in the TW-news. But for others new to TW-ent or have been living under a rock, this will obviously be new and notable – today actor and former Fahrenheit idol boy Wu Zun wrote a post on his Weibo admitting that he was married and a father. Yawn, c’mon dude, that’s such a zzzzzz confession when everyone and their grandmothers and pet roosters knows about it. I would have rather today’s confession being Wu Zun revealing he was half-robot. Wu Zun finally owned up to being married to his girlfriend of 18 years and having a daughter together (who should be around 3 years old now). He’s clearly giving James Wen and his 17 year girlfriend who he married earlier this year a run for their money in terms of long term commitment in a relationship. Wu Zun and his wife have been dating since they were 16 years old and met in high school. She’s from a prominent Chinese family in Brunei just like he is. She is his first love and he wrote sweetly of how she’s supported and encouraged him on in his entertainment career. Initially when he entered the industry he introduced her to his friends but as he became more famous, she became less willing to be in the limelight and asked that he keep their relationship a secret. Oh rilly? Me thinks you are letting your wifey take the fall on this one. Let it be said that Wu Zun having a long time girlfriend back in Brunei is really the worst kept secret in TW-ent because everyone in Taiwan and Brunei knows it, and I think only his international fans kept insisting he was single despite his lame attempts to keep that illusion going. Even his three Fahrenheit bros have slipped up so often in interviews it’s funny. Usually Jiro Wang can’t keep a straight face, Calvin Chen flat out forgets in interviews that Wu Zun is supposed to be single to the public, and Aaron Yan adorably gets tongue tied when trying to help out his hyung with excuses. Anyways, I’ve already congratulated Wu Zun on being a daddy when the news broke two years ago but this time I’ll say a hallelujah that this charade has finally ended and now his fans can support him as a married daddy who happens to be a hot albeit terrible actor.
Wu Zun is in Taiwan this week for the release of his new book, leading media to speculate his coming clean was to stir up interest in his book. Probably, and what’s wrong with that. The dude is a master at generating publicity for his projects.
Before posting the weibo confession, Wu Zun was snapped out meeting his Fahrenheit brothers in Taipei over the weekend. Jiro and Calvin was there and only maknae Aaron was missing because he was filming. Of course this mini-reunion leads to the usual murmurings that a Fahrenheit reunion may be in the works. I would love that.
Wu Zun’s wifey Lee Li Ying was the subject of tabloid Apple Daily’s on site investigation in Brunei in 2011. She’s described as very pretty in a girl next door way and a wife and daughter-in-law the Wu family loves.
I didn’t translate Wu Zun’s entire weibo post but he wrote very lovingly of his wife and how she’s been his biggest bedrock of his career. He asks that his fans understand why he kept his relationship a secret for so long and he thanks his friends and colleagues who have known the truth since the beginning but respected his decision.