27-year-old Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東) was five steps forward in becoming one of the hottest rising stars of our generation, but his marijuana scandal back in 2014 took him three steps back. His comeback to the industry has been steady, but also extremely slow and stagnant.
With a tanking image and no sustaining jobs, Kai’s relationship with the Taiwanese heiress Lillian Chen (陳亮君) seemed to have helped him regain his confidence. Kai and Lillian never confirmed their relationship, but many netizens started to notice that they attended many of the same events together through their social media accounts. It became an open secret that the two were dating.
But that no longer seems to be the case. On Sunday, Kai posted a series of dark and depressing Instagram posts within two hours, all which seem to indicate that Kai could be going through an emotional crisis due to his breakup with Lillian.
On his Instastory, Kai shared some screenshots from the biographical film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story with the following quote: “What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.”
It’s been rumored for a while now that Kai had been suffering from depression, which was exacerbated by his concerning 2017 social media post, when he asked his followers if anyone would care if he had died.
Kai’s last Instagram post read, “When the world asks me what I want… love, friendship, career… I’ll answer… in this life… I will never love again. Thank you.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.