Debuting as one of four members in Taiwanese boy band Fahrenheit (飛輪海), Wu Chun’s (吳尊) boyish good looks made him the most popular member of the group. Not wanting to jeopardize his image at the height of his career, Wu Chun rarely spoke about his personal life or relationships.
In 2011, rumors began to arise that Wu Chun was already married. Although he adamantly denied the reports, Wu Chun finally admitted to being married and was already a dad to a three-year-old daughter in 2013. Needless to say, fans were shocked.
To conduct damage control, Wu Chun held a press conference and apologized for lying. His image took a hit and, stating that he hoped to spend more time with his family, Wu Chun took a short hiatus from the entertainment industry. Even after the announcement, Wu Chun has made an immense effort to keep his wife’s identity under wraps in order to protect her privacy.
Years have passed now, and Wu Chun has won his way back into the audience’s heart with a different image, as a loving husband and doting father. For the first time, however, his wife Lin Liying (林麗瑩) will also be appearing alongside him on screen in the variety show, 21 Days Before Marriage <婚前21天>.
In the trailer for 21 Days Before Marriage, Wu Chun shared a photo of the couple when they were 16 years old. Wu Chun shared the post to commemorate the couple’s “24th” anniversary. Although they were married for 16 years, Wu Chun’s post insinuates that he has viewed his then-girlfriend, now-wife, as a marriage partner when they were only 16 years old. In 2004, one year before Wu Chun’s debut with Fahrenheit, the couple registered for marriage.
Fans of the idol were quick to jump on the post. While some expressed their disappointment, others commented their support. One fan wrote, “You ‘got married’ before you even debuted. Isn’t this considered lying to your fans?” Another expressed, “In current times, wouldn’t this disqualify someone as an ‘idol’?” On the other hand, supportive fans wrote, “In comparison to bachelors who play with women’s hearts, reach 50 years old, and then marry someone a lot younger, this is much better.”
Regardless of the divided fandom, audiences are nonetheless excited to see the relationship between Wu Chun and Lin Liying unfold on camera.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.