4 Chinese stars who married their fans for true love
Fans fall in love with their favorite actors in a drama or movie, but not every fan gets the chance to meet, much less date, the idol of their dream, especially since many Asian stars tend to stay single to protect their fandom. Here are four Chinese stars who married their fans.
1. Tang Wei rose to fame in the movie, Lust, Caution, directed by Oscar-winning director Ang Lee. She also starred with hot Korean actor Hyun Bin in the movie Late Autumn. While tabloid news focused on a possible real-life romance between the stars, it was a stunning surprise when Tang Wei married Late Autumn's director Kim Tae Yong in 2014. She gave birth to the couple's first child, a baby girl, in August.
2. Daniel Chan competed with Feng Shao Feng for Ariel Lin's love in the popular historical drama Prince of Lan Ling. On screen, Daniel's Emperor Yuwen Yung won the war but lost in love. In real life, the handsome singer-actor who had many high-profile love affairs with actresses finally settled down with a non-celebrity. He met Wang Yu-Xian, a Taiwanese nurse while filming medical romcom drama Love SOS in 2013. The couple married in 2014 and have been happily building their family with two daughters.
3. Zhao Wei (Tiger Mom) rose to fame in the now classic drama, My Fair Princess, which also starred Ruby Lin. For years, best friend Huang Xiaoming was linked with Zhao Wei because they used to be classmates at Beijing Film Academy. But she married Huang Youlong, a Singaporean businessman, in 2008. The couple have a daughter.
4. Andy Lau (What Women Want) is perhaps the biggest Chinese star who married his fan. He has reigned as a most popular singer-actor in the Chinese entertainment world for decades. In 1986, he met Carol Chu, a Malaysian-Chinese beauty from a wealthy family and who had won runner-up at the "Miss Trendy" pageant. Reportedly the superstar dated his fan in secrecy for over 20 years. In 2008, they finally made it official by marrying, and Carol gave birth to the couple's daughter in 2012.
Carol Chu can probably win the title for "most loyal fan." Can you imagine waiting patiently for your superstar man for over twenty years to protect his fandom? On the other hand, Andy Lau has also been praised for staying true to Carol and fulfilling his promise.
How about you? Do you ever dream of dating a favorite actor or actress in real life?
Can you think of other stars who married their fans?
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