It's rare that popular Asian idols and actors confirm their dating relationships. The reasons are many, such as protecting personal privacy. Another reason is to protect their fandom by avoiding to upset their fans, many of whom cling to their favorite celebrity's single status. So when the famous singer-actor and former EXO member Lu Han announced he was dating, the news was shocking to his fans to say the least. Many fans couldn't believe it at first. Who is Luhan's real-life girlfriend?

Luhan stunned his fans on October 7 last year when he posted to Weibo, “Hello everyone, let me introduce you to my girlfriend @Guan Xiao Tong.” A heart emoji soon followed from the 20-year-old actress identified by Luhan as his girlfriend.

Guan Xiao Tong is one of the young rising actresses in China. At 20 years of age, she has already acquired an extensive portfolio of over 70 dramas and almost 30 movies. It turns out that she got an early start by debuting at the tender age of 4 in a TV drama. She apparently inherited artistic genes from her father, an actor, and her grandfather, a master musician.

In 2016, she made a strong impression as an insolent teenage daughter of the lead character in the drama To Be A Better Man. In that same year, she also starred in her first leading female role in Novoland: The Castle in the Sky.

In the fall of 2017, she co-starred with Luhan in Sweet Combat, where the two actors apparently transformed their on-screen chemistry into real-life romance. Luhan's announcement was posted about a month after filming wrapped up.

For confirming his dating relationship, Luhan risked hurting his fandom. Some fans were so upset that they actually quit following his Weibo social media account. Lucky for him, many fans appear to have accepted the relationship, and his current Weibo following has risen to more than 45-mllion strong, and his Instagram has 10.9 million followers. He has also been praised for coming out with his dating relationship.

"If you have to hide your love, isn't that tiring? If you really love someone, then you need to be responsible." ~ Luhan

There was speculation that the star couple wouldn't last long. There were also reports that they had actually started dating long before the official announcement. Either way, there is no guarantee what the future holds, especially in the entertainment universe. On the other hand, it's been almost a year now since Luhan's announcement, and the young star couple appear to be happy together.

In the meantime, all eyes will be on Sweet Combat when it premiers. Many viewers can't wait to see the couple's chemistry on screen.

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Sweet Combat - 甜蜜暴击

Starring Lu Han and Guan Xiao Tong

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