The arrest of Gavin Gao (also known as Gao Yunxiang 高雲翔) for sexual assault in Sydney left fans in shock. Known for his loving marriage with actress Michelle Dong (董璇), Gavin once declared that he does not drink alcohol, smoke, or gamble.
For years, Gavin maintained a clean image. On Mainland talk show Sister is Hungry <姐姐好饿>, Dee Hsu (徐熙娣) asked Gavin if he normally drinks alcohol. He said, “No.” While Dee was shocked by Gavin’s response, she asked if he smokes and gambles. When Gavin again said “No,” Dee appeared to be doubtful and said he is not manly at all.
Falling from the pedestal of being a good husband and father, Gavin’s arrest was met with public controversy. One netizen wrote, “Gavin Gao’s image as a good man has collapsed,” while others felt pity for his wife. “There is no such thing that [lust] can’t be controlled. It’s just a matter of whether you want to control it or not. Michelle Dong is already so beautiful.”
After starring opposite Sun Li (孫儷) in 2015’s The Legend of Miyue <高雲翔>, Gavin gained popularity. He is also the male lead in The Legend of Ba Qing <巴清傳奇> with Fan Bingbing (范冰冰). Although the drama was said to be aired within the next two months, the broadcast date may once again be postponed due to Gavin’s arrest. In recent years, China’s broadcasting ministry has been strict in blocking appearances of artistes with scandals and “ethical issues”.
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.