Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week

We round up the top celebrity snaps from the past seven days

Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week
Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week
17 Feb 2017

Insta-buzz: What the stars were up to this week

Love was in the air this past week, which comes as absolutely no surprise considering it was Valentine’s Day on Tuesday. We saw many stages of a relationship across artistes’ social media platforms, from couples celebrating the occasion for the first time together to long-time lovers still keeping it saccharine sweet to a celebrity wedding (congrats, Gayle Nerva!). Besides that, we also saw reunions, baby announcements and more. Click through for our roundup:

Happily attached celebs celebrate Valentine’s Day
Happily attached celebs celebrate Valentine’s Day
17 Feb 2017

Happily attached celebs celebrate Valentine’s Day

Tuesday (Feb 14) was Valentine’s Day, and everyone’s timeline was undoubtedly bombarded with photos of people celebrating the occasion.

Some of the stars who made us go “aww” include Zheng Ge Ping, who dutifully kept up his tradition of sending Hong Hui Fang flowers every single year (no matter where she is on the day); Yvonne Lim, whose husband Alex gifted the hardworking mummy with a jar of roses; Vivian Lai and her daughter, who showed off their beautiful bouquet; Myolie Wu, who gushed over the blooms and earrings she got from her hubby; and Ella Chen, who shared that her husband personally gave her a bouquet on Feb 13 despite needing to work late the next day.

Even Sheila, who remains relatively low-key about her fiancé, posted a blurred-out shot of them with the caption, “Always choose love and happiness. Valentine's Day or not.”

Ah, some folks are really so lucky in love!

Photos: Hong Hui Fang/Instagram, Yvonne Lim/Instagram, Vivian Lai/Instagram, Myolie Wu/Instagram, Ella Chen/Facebook, Sheila Sim/Instagram

Fiona Xie’s younger new beau shows her off
Fiona Xie’s younger new beau shows her off
17 Feb 2017

Fiona Xie’s younger new beau shows her off

And speaking of love, look which TV comeback darling has a new man in her life. On Valentine’s Day, Julien Leo, one of fashion entrepreneur Tina Tan-Leo’s twin sons, posted an intimate photo of himself with Fiona with the caption, “Happy Valentine's Day Baby!! To the memories we've made and to the adventures that await us!” Although this shot was shared recently, it appears that sparks began flying in late December last year, as they both posted pictures of each other then.

In addition to his illustrious family background, Julien, who is 14 years younger than 35-year-old Fiona, is also a model and rapper with local band KIN.

Photo: Julien Leo/Instagram

And for those “#foreveralone” ones on Valentine’s Day…
And for those “#foreveralone” ones on Valentine’s Day…
17 Feb 2017

And for those “#foreveralone” ones on Valentine’s Day…

Of course, not everybody had bouquets, gifts and cuddle shots to show off, but that didn’t stop them from getting a little more creative with their Valentine’s Day posts. Chase Tan offered a twisted-up piece of tissue as a “rose” for his followers (thanks a lot), while Zong Zijie shared a photo of himself lying on a huge Pokemon soft toy with the hilarious caption “When you spend a bomb on present and realize you have no one to give it to”.

Photos: Chase Tan/Instagram, Zong Zijie/Instagam

Puberty was good to Nathan Hartono
Puberty was good to Nathan Hartono
17 Feb 2017

Puberty was good to Nathan Hartono

However, our favourite Valentine’s Day wish came from the Sing! China runner-up, who shared an old picture of himself in braces and fuzzy hair with the message, “Happy Valentine's Day from your resident dreamboat.” But the less-than-flattering shot did not stop fans from fawning over him the comments section, with a handful still calling him “cute”. Well, they’re not exactly wrong either!

Photo: Nathan Hartono/Instagram

Derrick Hoh signs up to start swiping (right, we hope?)
Derrick Hoh signs up to start swiping (right, we hope?)
17 Feb 2017

Derrick Hoh signs up to start swiping (right, we hope?)

After Sheila Sim, another local celebrity to go public with their use of dating app Tinder is the former Project SuperStar runner-up, who announced that he had just made a profile on Valentine’s Day. We’re waiting for good news okay, Derrick?

Photo: Derrick Hoh/Instagram

SPOTTED: Fans encounter Rui En in public
SPOTTED: Fans encounter Rui En in public
17 Feb 2017

SPOTTED: Fans encounter Rui En in public

It looks like quite a few people were fortunate enough to cross paths with Rui En while she filming Have A Little Faith this week! And it’s nice to see how Rui En – who, by the way, is looking great – graciously agreed to take pictures with them during her breaks off camera.

Photos: RBKD/Instagram

Long time no see, Super Junior!
Long time no see, Super Junior!
17 Feb 2017

Long time no see, Super Junior!

Siwon delighted long-time K-pop fans – and ELF in particular – when he shared the most complete group picture of the band in a while (minus Heechul and youngest members Ryeowook, who recently began his military service, and Kyuhyun). Although, we don’t quite understand his caption “needless to say”, and neither does Siwon’s To The Fore co-star Eddie Peng, who commented “say wat (sic)”.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for an epic comeback when Siwon, Donghae and Eunhyuk complete their army enlistment this year!

Photo: Siwon/Instagram

JJ Lin and Li Jinglei gush about Jacky Cheung
JJ Lin and Li Jinglei gush about Jacky Cheung
19 Feb 2017

JJ Lin and Li Jinglei gush about Jacky Cheung

JJ unabashedly let his inner fanboy out for the Hong Kong Heavenly King, saying that Jacky's music gives him motivation and inspiration to this day. And while Jinglei may be married to Wang Leehom, she is clearly not immune to Jacky's charm and insane talent, claiming that it’s a must to attend a Jacky Cheung concert at least once in your life.

We guess many folks feel the same way as her, because all tickets to his three-night gig in Singapore next weekend were sold out within the first day. Now that’s the power of a Heavenly King.

Photo: Li Jinglei/Instagram, JJ Lin/Instagram

Hathaway is going to be a big sister…
Hathaway is going to be a big sister…
17 Feb 2017

Hathaway is going to be a big sister…

At 12:01am on Valentine’s Day, Mandopop king Jay Chou made an announcement that quickly – and unsurprisingly – went viral on Facebook: he is expecting a baby boy with wife Hannah Quinlivan! “Mummy’s lover in the past life has arrived!” he wrote, referring to the belief that a son is his mother’s lover from her previous life, next to a picture of him, Hannah and her very obvious baby bump on a boat.

Congrats, Jay, Hannah and little Hathaway!

Photo: Jay Chou/Facebook

…and so is Nellie!
…and so is Nellie!
17 Feb 2017

…and so is Nellie!

Jay wasn’t the only dad to break happy baby news on Valentine’s Day. In the afternoon, Shaun Chen happily announced that his wife Celine is pregnant with their second child.

“Is it going to be my or her Valentine's?” wrote the actor, also referring to the “lover from a past life” bit.

Photo: Shaun Chen/Instagram

Elvin Ng shares more cool – literally – vacation pics
Elvin Ng shares more cool – literally – vacation pics
17 Feb 2017

Elvin Ng shares more cool – literally – vacation pics

Elvin continued to make us envious with his picturesque shots from his travels in Iceland, which included a jump shot in front of the famous Seljalandsfoss falls, a helicopter ride that undoubtedly gave him an eyeful of magnificent bird’s eye views and a trek across glaciers that, like he mentioned, look like they belong in a scene from Interstellar.

Photos: Elvin Ng/Instagram

Gayle Nerva ties the knot (for real!)
Gayle Nerva ties the knot (for real!)
17 Feb 2017

Gayle Nerva ties the knot (for real!)

Gayle recently followed in the footsteps of her Tanglin character Suzanne Monteiro and said “I do” in real life on Thursday (Feb 16) to her fellow singer/songwriter beau Marc Lian. The couple had a lovely outdoor shindig at Wheeler’s Estate attended by friends, family and of course, her Channel 5 co-stars like Constance Song, Nat Ho, Kayly Loh and Charlie Goh.

Photos: Gayle Nerva/Instagram, Nat Ho/Instagram

Jesseca Liu and Jeremy Chan’s romantic city view date
Jesseca Liu and Jeremy Chan’s romantic city view date
17 Feb 2017

Jesseca Liu and Jeremy Chan’s romantic city view date

The ultra-secretive couple did not share any photos of themselves together (not that we were expecting them to), but the identical backdrops and two glasses of white wine certainly gave them away.

Photos: Jesseca Liu/Instagram, Jeremy Chan/Instagram

No big deal, just chillin’ at the GRAMMYs
No big deal, just chillin’ at the GRAMMYs
17 Feb 2017

No big deal, just chillin’ at the GRAMMYs

Epik High’s Tablo casually shared a picture of himself standing in front of a logo of the prestigious music awards ceremony a simple caption: “Here.” Also on the scene were former EXO member Kris Wu, who even scored a selfie with Katy Perry, and Rain, who posted a clip of Adele performing and voiced his desire to perform on the GRAMMYs stage #someday.

Photo: Tablo/Instagram, Kris Wu/Instagram, Rain/Instagram

Ivy Lee hangs out with Florence Tan
Ivy Lee hangs out with Florence Tan
17 Feb 2017

Ivy Lee hangs out with Florence Tan

The two actresses, who lit up local screens in the 90s and early 2000s before leaving their successful careers for love, reunited in Hong Kong for a meal on Thursday (Feb 16), and their picture – in which they’re seen looking as good as ever – garnered loads of praise from their followers, including Pan Lingling.

Photo: Ivy Lee/Instagram

Jolin Tsai cuddles with “Gong Yoo”
Jolin Tsai cuddles with “Gong Yoo”
17 Feb 2017

Jolin Tsai cuddles with “Gong Yoo”

We suspect fans were trying to help the Mandopop princess get over her recent breakup with Vivian Dawson by gifting her with this adorable pillow with Gong Yoo’s Goblin character printed on it. Jolin certainly looks content to be snuggling up to it!

Photo: Jolin Tsai/Facebook

Move aside, BIGBANG!
Move aside, BIGBANG!
17 Feb 2017

Move aside, BIGBANG!

“Fake-Bang” is here to steal your crown! Last weekend, Kim Jong Kook and Ji Suk Jin tickled followers with their pictures of themselves and their Running Man co-stars Song Ji Hyo, HaHa and Lee Kwang Soo dressed up as various members of BIGBANG for their fan meeting in Taiwan. Which getup is your favourite?

Photo: Kim Jong Kook/Instagram, Ji Suk Jin/Instagram

Glad you like our shot, Jong Hoon!
Glad you like our shot, Jong Hoon!
17 Feb 2017

Glad you like our shot, Jong Hoon!

We’re flattered that the FTISLAND leader liked this picture of him performing in Singapore last weekend enough to repost it on his Instagram page! (And psst, you can find more pics in our concert review here.)

Photo: Jong Hoon/Instagram (but taken by us!)

Lee Teng’s fan club celebrate its 10th anniversary
Lee Teng’s fan club celebrate its 10th anniversary
17 Feb 2017

Lee Teng’s fan club celebrate its 10th anniversary

On Monday (Feb 13), the Taiwanese host and a group of his devotees gathered at Dazzling Café to celebrate the 10th anniversary of LTFC, his official fan club. They even prepared an adorable cake shaped like a film reel, complete with popcorn and pictures of Lee Teng at various events.

A few days later, Lee Teng shared a group photo and a heartfelt message to his fans – no matter how long they’ve been around – in the caption, thanking them for their valuable support from his early days as a DJ to his current status as a top TV host, and promising to continue to move forward and give them all sorts of pleasant surprises.

Photos: Lee Teng/Instagram, LTFC/Instagram

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