Our teenage crushes who are now married

From idols to married men

Jimmy Lin, Vic Zhou, Wu Chun and Lee Hom
Jimmy Lin, Vic Zhou, Wu Chun and Lee Hom
16 Nov 2015

Jimmy Lin, Vic Zhou, Wu Chun and Lee Hom

Photos: TPG

When Vic Zhou, the youngest member of former idol boyband F4 at 34 years old, sprang a surprise announcement of his marriage to actress Reen Yu two Sundays ago, we heard the collective sound of hearts breaking. There was an outpouring of felicitations from fans happy to see ‘Zai Zai’ all grown up, while some lamented at his newly-minted marital status and bade goodbye to an old teenage crush they spent many a night obsessing over.

For this week’s Celeb Crushin’, we’ve put together an ode to all our former (or current, even) teenage crushes from the 90s and early noughties. Thank you for the memories.

Vic Zhou from F4
Vic Zhou from F4
16 Nov 2015

Vic Zhou from F4

The actor started dating Black & White co-actress Reen Yu four years ago, after they met at the set of the Taiwanese drama series. The couple registered their marriage two weeks ago after he proposed to her at home during dinner. To some he is F4’s ‘Zai Zai’, for most of his diehard fans, however, he will forever be known as ‘Hua Zhe Lei’ (or Rui Hanazawa) from Meteor Garden, Vic’s debut project with fellow F4 members Jerry Yan, Ken Zhu and Vanness Wu.

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Vanness Wu from F4
Vanness Wu from F4
16 Nov 2015

Vanness Wu from F4

He is the first from F4 to settle down with his missus, Singaporean heiress Arissa Cheo, in a high-profile fairy tale-themed shindig in Singapore in 2014 (they registered their marriage in November 2013). However, barely into their first year of marriage, cracks started to show in the couple’s union. They’ve not made an appearance together in a long time and no one knows for sure if they are still together, especially since reporters are barred from quizzing Vanness about it at official work events.

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Lee Hom
Lee Hom
16 Nov 2015

Lee Hom

Branded as the music talent and idol with singing chops, Lee Hom made history for being the youngest ever recording artiste to bag two awards - Best Producer and Best Mandarin Male Singer - at the 1999 Golden Melody Awards for Revolution. When he released his eighth album, The One and Only, he hit the big time with his soulful love ballads and the rest, as they say, is history.  He introduced his girlfriend Lee Jing Lei to the world in 2013 and they tied the knot months later. The couple welcomed their first bundle of joy arrived in July 2014 and are currently expecting a second child.

Leon Jay Williams
Leon Jay Williams
16 Nov 2015

Leon Jay Williams

Never mind that he had a relatively late start in showbiz at 28 years old as compared to most idols in showbiz, Leon proved that all you need is a good role which he had as prince charming in Taiwan drama Green Forest, My Home (PS: he earned the nickname ‘Prince William’ after said drama too). It’s not known for sure when exactly he married his longtime girlfriend of nine years, but the couple became proud parents to a baby girl called Harper Ann Williams in January this year.

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Zax Wang from 5566
Zax Wang from 5566
16 Nov 2015

Zax Wang from 5566

Who’d have expected this funny and loquacious host to be the first 5566 member to tie the knot in his group? After becoming a dad to his second kid, a baby boy called Ya Ya, in 2008, Zax made an honest woman out of Taiwanese entertainer and mother to his two kids, Ji Qin, a few months later in a romantic wedding on Guam Island. Seven years and counting and the duo’s marriage is still going strong today.

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Wu Chun from Fahrenheit
Wu Chun from Fahrenheit
16 Nov 2015

Wu Chun from Fahrenheit

Close to five years ago, before Wu Zhun’s departure from Fahrenheit, he was like any other regular idol boyband member, adored by fans for his charming good looks, hot bod and more. Then came the shocking news in 2013 when he went public and revealed his secret identities as a husband and father – he married his high school sweetheart and had a 3-year-old daughter then with a second kid on the way. Now, he is well-loved for his family man image and was even invited to go on popular Chinese variety programme, Dad is Back, last year.

Related:
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Alex Tien from B.A.D
Alex Tien from B.A.D
16 Nov 2015

Alex Tien from B.A.D

Alex’s idol boyband days may be short-lived and light years away (B.A.D had five album releases in five years and even won the Best Group Award at the 2002 Golden Melody Awards) and while he did not actively promote as an artiste after group activities ended, the singer was still very much on the radar of the paparazzi in Taiwan. His budding relationship to local actress Yvonne Lim got leaked after photos of them out on the streets were published by the pap. The couple tied the knot in a wedding ceremony last September and became parents and an adorable baby AJ (Alex Junior) in December 2014.

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Jimmy Lin
Jimmy Lin
16 Nov 2015

Jimmy Lin

Jimmy is the immortal who never ages, thanks to his boyish features. The erstwhile pop idol registered his marriage to Kelly Chen in 2009 after she gave birth to their first son, Kimi Lin, and held a beach wedding bash four years later. The couple are set to expand their brood with two new additions next year as Kelly is currently expecting a pair of twins.

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Nicky Wu from Little Tigers
Nicky Wu from Little Tigers
16 Nov 2015

Nicky Wu from Little Tigers

Little Tigers' songs accompanied most Gen-Y folks through their schooling years and are still relevant popular anthems about friendship, youthful aspirations and dreams today. Although Nicky's career nosedived after his first marriage and his popularity took a beating, too, after news of his father’s gambling debts made headlines, that did not mark the end of his career. It had a reboot with his stoic princely role in hugely-popular Chinese drama, Scarlet Heart, and he has never looked back since. Nicky and co-actress Cecilia Liu started dating, went public in 2014 and registered their marriage in January this year.


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Special mention: Tony Sun from 5566
Special mention: Tony Sun from 5566
16 Nov 2015

Special mention: Tony Sun from 5566

Yes, he may be a divorcee now, but back in the day, Tony was the heartthrob of every 16-year-old kid, especially after his debut in idol drama series, MY MVP Valentine, which was about basketball and puppy love romances.

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