Taiwan’s Next Magazine <壹週刊> recently reported that Taiwanese actress Joe Chen (陳喬恩) has been in a secret relationship with Hong Kong actor Louis Koo (古天樂) for more than a year. However, their relationship came under strain when Louis was revealed to be meeting with Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen (陳妍希), leaving Joe to be consoled by her friend and old flame Wallace Huo (霍建華).
According to the report, Louis and Joe struck up a friendship at the end of 2010, when a mutual friend introduced them. A year later, the two began dating. Although they could not see each other often, due to their filming schedules and living situations, they agreed to overcome their long-distance relationship together and were reportedly working toward marriage.
In December 2012, Sandra Ng (吳君如) unexpectedly revealed that she hoped to match up Louis with Michelle Chen, who had shot to popularity after starring in the 2011 film You Are the Apple of My Eye <那些年，我們一起追的女孩>. Sandra also shared that she had invited Louis and Michelle to eat together three times, and every single time, Louis had become nervous and shy when he saw Michelle.
After learning about this, Joe became upset and got into an argument with Louis over the phone, blaming him for not respecting her and for keeping secrets. The argument ended in tears and each giving the other the cold shoulder. Louis allegedly appealed to a good friend for help in resolving the misunderstanding, telling the friend, “I really, really love her [Joe Chen].” Joe flew off to New York and immersed herself in studying in order to treat her heartbreak.
When Wallace Huo found out, he arranged to go sight-seeing with Joe in Hong Kong. The two had gone out in 2003, when they starred together in the Taiwanese idol drama 100% Señorita <千金百分百>. Earlier this year, they were reunited on the screen in the wuxia drama Swordman <笑傲江湖>. Netizens jumped at seeing them in the same restaurant, and the rumors began spreading that Wallace wanted to get back together with Joe. The rumors gained more momentum in February of this year, after Joe posted a photograph on Weibo, which showed her wearing the same wristwatch as Wallace. The accompanying text read, “When I wake up at 6 AM in the morning, I think of cats, and I think of you.”
Joe’s manager Ah Pu (阿浦) said that she had not heard the name “Louis Koo” recently, and that Joe and Wallace were just friends. Neither Wallace nor Louis’s managers were willing to comment.
This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.