Former Mr. Hong Kong Matthew Ko’s (高鈞賢) career with TVB has not been outstanding, but his open approach to his own love life makes Matthew a popular figure in headline gossip magazines.
Matthew had rumors with many of his TVB colleagues, most notably with good friends Tracy Ip (葉翠翠) and Kate Tsui (徐子珊). Earlier last year, Matthew admitted to dating 28-year-old Japanese actress Haruka Kinami (木南晴夏). The pair broke up a month later, claiming that their long-distance relationship was hard to maintain.
The 29-year-old TVB actor later admitted to dating Grace Chan (陳賽兒), a fan of his. However, the pair mysteriously broke up in February 2013.
Two nights ago, Matthew and good friend Vin Choi (蔡淇俊) were spotted at a nightclub in Central. Matthew was seen dancing intimately with a Japanese-speaking woman, who was later proven to be ex-girlfriend Haruka Kinami.
Matthew had his arms around Haruka throughout the whole night. When he kissed her on the cheek, Haruka turned around and kissed him passionately on the lips.
A handful of clubgoers recognized Matthew that night, but Matthew did not seem to mind and happily accepted photo requests.
Around 2 a.m., Matthew and his friends left for Volar, another popular nightclub in the area. Matthew and Haruka arrived at the club separately. Hand-in-hand, the couple left the club together at approximately a.m. He helped the drunken Haruka into his car, and drove her back to her hotel in Lan Kwai Fong. He then returned home immediately afterwards.
Matthew Denies Dating Reports
In a phone interview yesterday, Matthew said, “We’re not dating, just very close friends. Since she is in Hong Kong now, I decided to hang out with her.” (Hugging and kissing a friend?) “We were all drunk so that’s why we did it.”
Would Matthew consider dating her again when given the chance? “I really didn’t want her to leave me. I’ve thought of patching things up, but she is a Japanese artist. It would be great if she can stay [in Hong Kong], but that needs serious consideration. Unfortunately, she’s leaving tomorrow.”
Tracy Ip is Not Jealous
Matthew and 2005 Miss Hong Kong winner Tracy Ip are good friends and a long-rumored couple. Tracy expressed that she is familiar with Haruka, “Matthew Ko mentioned her to me once, and told me that it was a pity they couldn’t be together.” At the mention that Matthew and Haruka were very intimate at the club, Tracy said, “I wasn’t there so I don’t know. Maybe it’s just the angle?”
Was Tracy jealous? “Why would I be jealous? I actually wanted to ask why he didn’t bring me with him! Maybe he thought I would just be a hassle for them!”
Tracy insisted that she and Matthew are as close as family, and dating him would be impossible.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.