It’s about time! On February 9, Chinese actor and singer Han Geng (韓庚) announced on social media that he is dating Hong Kong actress Celina Jade (盧靖姍), who is best known for starring in the Chinese blockbuster Wolf Warrior 2 <戰狼2>.
The former Super Junior member announced the dating news on his 34th birthday. “Hello, 34 years old,” he wrote on Weibo. “Hello, my girl.” Celina, who will be turning 33 in June, replied to the post with a similar message, “Hello, my boy.”
Their dating news was unexpected and a surprise, as Han Geng and Celina have never collaborated in a film or TV show before. Han Geng made his debut in 2005 as the only Chinese member of the K-pop group Super Junior, where he was also known for being the first foreign artist in K-pop. He left the band in 2009. Celina Jade made her debut in 2000 as a singer, and had a second debut in 2008 as an actress in Hong Kong films. She crossed over to Hollywood in 2013, with a supporting appearance in the superhero television series Arrow.
Reportedly, Han Geng and Celina first met earlier last year at the Golden Rooster Awards, where they presented Best Music. Celina also mentioned Han Geng on her Weibo, calling him “a gentleman.” She also said, “I didn’t get the chance to say bye bye to him. I’m happy to get the chance to know you…” Han Geng replied, “It’s my honor!”
Celina was born in Hong Kong, to an American father Roy Horan, a kung fu actor, and a Hong Kong mother, Christina. Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English, Celina briefly lived in New Jersey when she was 14 years old. Celina moved back to Hong Kong a year later, as the cultural difference intimidated her.
When she was 15 years old, Celina scored a record deal with Japanese producer Tetsuya Komuro (小室哲哉) after winning a singing competition, and released two EPs. Her singing career was short-lived however, as her parents wanted her to go back to school.
After obtaining her undergraduate degree at London School of Economics and Political Science, Celina returned to the entertainment industry as an actress, and starred in Hong Kong films such as Legendary Assassin <狼牙>. From 2013 to 2017, she starred in the American superhero television series Arrow. In 2016, she starred in China’s record-breaking Wolf Warrior 2, becoming a breakout actress.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.