Ruby Lin and Jimmy Lin Broke Up Because of Alec Su
Ruby Lin (林心如) has recently revealed the real reason behind her breakup with Jimmy Lin (林志穎) nearly twenty years ago, a breakup that had crushed many fans.
Jimmy and Ruby’s budding romance began in 1993, when they first met on the set of the Taiwanese teen movie School Days <學校霸王>. Ruby reportedly fell in love with Jimmy at first sight, calling him the most handsome member of the cast. The two eventually became lovers, but after the success of Ruby’s Chinese drama Huan Zhu Ge Ge <還珠格格> and Jimmy’s career hiatus due to his mandatory military service, the pair drifted apart.
Originally one of Asia’s hottest idols, Jimmy suffered a low period in his career after getting discharged from the Taiwanese military in late 1996. During this time, Ruby was enjoying popularity all over Asia due to the success of Huan Zhu Ge Ge, and she frequently traveled to mainland China for events. It was said that the two ended their relationship because of career differences.
However, Ruby recently revealed that the real reason behind the split was actually due to a comment she made about Alec Su (蘇有朋), her Huan Zhu Ge Ge costar. In an interview to promote the drama at the time, Ruby praised Alec’s handsome looks and said she had “good feelings” for him. Jimmy, a man with a strong pride and ego, apparently got jealous and broke up with her. He reportedly sent a fax message to Ruby’s team which read, “I want to break up with you,” shocking the filming crew.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.