May-December celebrity couples who found love

Age is but a number to these Asian celebrity couples

May-December celebrity couples who found love
May-December celebrity couples who found love
15 Jul 2017

May-December celebrity couples who found love

True love knows no bounds, not even the constrains of age. Though couples with a large age gap may bear the brunt of many a snide remark, intentional or otherwise (The infamous,“My daughter grew up listening to your songs”, from Aaron Kwok’s father-in-law comes to mind almost immediately), the next few couples featured in this story shows us that love, indeed, will overcome all.

So Ji Sub, 42, Jo Eun Jung, 25
So Ji Sub, 42, Jo Eun Jung, 25
10 Jun 2019

So Ji Sub, 42, Jo Eun Jung, 25

The low-down:
17 years apart
Dating history unknown (for now)
Rumoured to be walking the aisle “very soon”

Back in 2013, Korean actor So Ji Sub was previously rumoured to be dating former idol group After School’s Jooyeon, speculation that both parties’ agencies quickly denied. Fast forward six years and another round of dating rumours have surfaced for So Ji Sub, this time with former announcer Jo Eun Jung.

Surprisingly, he went public with their relationship, and even uploaded a handwritten letter explaining the situation to his fans and the public on Instagram. So, how did he meet Ms. Right?

As it turns out, they met when she was interviewing him for his movie, Be With You, back in March 2018. After that first meeting, a twist of fate had them meeting up again during a gathering with their mutual acquaintances and the pair started dating from there.

There has been no timeline of their relationship, but photos of So Ji Sub shopping for rings at Tiffany & Co in April gained traction, as many believe that the actor, who had previously declared that he will only go public with a partner he was prepared to marry, could very well be tying the knot in the near future.

Nicky Wu, 49, Cecilia Liu, 32
Nicky Wu, 49, Cecilia Liu, 32
15 Jul 2017

Nicky Wu, 49, Cecilia Liu, 32

The low-down:
17 years apart
Dated for 3 years
Tied the knot on March 20 2016

Nicky Wu and Cecilia Liu’s love story is the stuff of fairytales. The reel-to-real life couple fell in love on the set of wildly popular drama series, Scarlet Heart, and the rest is history. After dating for three years, they tied the knot in a lavish destination wedding in Bali, Indonesia. A year after getting hitched, their romance is still going strong.

The couple welcomed their first child, a boy, this April, and even gave him a nickname in honour of the drama they met and fell in love on. Who says fairytales don't exist?

 

Aaron Kwok, 53, and Moka Fang, 31
Aaron Kwok, 53, and Moka Fang, 31
15 Jul 2017

Aaron Kwok, 53, and Moka Fang, 31

The low-down:
22 years apart
Dated for 2 years
Tied the knot on 18 April 2017 

Moka is the first ever girlfriend the notoriously private Aaron Kwok has ever acknowledged, despite the public's initial reservations of the longevity of their relationship, along with the supposed disapproval from the Heavenly King’s closest friends. 

Since tying the knot, they've welcomed two lovely daughters and are as loving towards each other as ever.

Chen Tianwen, 55, and Bao Xiaohui, 34
Chen Tianwen, 55, and Bao Xiaohui, 34
15 Jul 2017

Chen Tianwen, 55, and Bao Xiaohui, 34

The low-down:
21 years apart
Dated for 2 years
Tied the knot in May 2014

Before Tinder, there was Chen Tianwen and good ol’ Weibo. The local entertainer met his China-born wife, Bao Xiaohui on the Chinese social networking site in 2012, and they dated for two years before tying the knot in 2014. Slightly more than a year later, the couple welcomed their first child, a boy named Genghis Chan.

Moon Hee Jun, 41, Soyul, 27
Moon Hee Jun, 41, Soyul, 27
15 Jul 2017

Moon Hee Jun, 41, Soyul, 27

The low-down:
14 years apart
Dated for 10 months
Tied the knot on February 12 2017

The lovebirds first set eyes on each other back in 2013, and started dating in April 2016. Moon Hee Jun acted quickly and proposed to Soyul a mere one month after they started dating (maybe his biological clock was ticking?). The couple went public with their relationship in November 2016, and tied the knot three months later. Heejun and Soyul welcomed their first child in May 2017, after initially denying the news of Soyul’s pregnancy. Oops.

Bae Yong Joon, 46, Park Soo Jin, 33
Bae Yong Joon, 46, Park Soo Jin, 33
15 Jul 2017

Bae Yong Joon, 46, Park Soo Jin, 33

The low-down:
13 years apart
Dated for 5 months
Tied the knot on July 27 2015 

Bae Yong Joon and Park Soo Jin sprung a double surprise on everyone when they announced that they were dating and planning to tie the knot a mere two months later in May 2015. The couple tied the knot in a high-security wedding in July, attended by industry heavy-weights like Kim Soohyun and Song Seung Heon, who shared in a later interview that Bae Yong Joon looks "exceptionally radiant" whenever he talks about his wife. The couple also set off on not one, but two honeymoons shortly after getting hitched, and settled down for a quiet life together after welcoming their first child, a boy in October 2016.

Huang Xiaoming, 42, Angelababy, 31
Huang Xiaoming, 42, Angelababy, 31
15 Jul 2017

Huang Xiaoming, 42, Angelababy, 31

The low-down:
11 years apart
Dated for 6 years
Tied the knot on October 8 2015

Xiaoming’s adoration for Angelababy has always been evident throughout their six-year long courtship, from surprising her with a brand-new Lamborghini on her 25th birthday, to setting up acharity foundation in her name to celebrate their wedding. The couple’s “wedding of the century” still remains a much-talked–about topic as well, due to the hefty S$43.6 million price tag.  The pair welcomed their first child, a boy, in January 2017.

Jay Chou, 40, Hannah Quinlivan, 25
Jay Chou, 40, Hannah Quinlivan, 25
15 Jul 2017

Jay Chou, 40, Hannah Quinlivan, 25

The low-down:
15 years apart
Dated for 4 years
Tied the knot on January 17 2015

Despite being 15 years apart, Jay Chou once revealed that they get on swimmingly well, as his “mental age is similar to Hannah’s.” The new dad’s on track of fulfilling his wish in having as many kids to form “a soccer team or orchestra” with two children in his expanding brood. The globetrotting couple are often photographed going on little dates and holidaying in different countries together, a testament to their strong relationship.

Lee Byung Hun, 48, Lee Min Jung, 36
Lee Byung Hun, 48, Lee Min Jung, 36
15 Jul 2017

Lee Byung Hun, 48, Lee Min Jung, 36

The low-down:
12 years apart
Dated for 1 year
Tied the knot on August 10 2013

This couple has had a tumultuous relationship from the start: they broke up in 2007 but got back together in 2012, before tying the knot a year later. However, in 2014, Byung Hun was embroiled in a blackmail scandal, where two women threatened to release a video of the married man making lewd remarks to them.

At that point, it was speculated that the actor had cheated on his then-pregnant wife. While it seemed like their relationship was on tether-hooks back then, they clearly have weathered through the bad spell together, and seem to be even more in love with each other.

Donnie Yen, 55, Cissy Wang, 38
Donnie Yen, 55, Cissy Wang, 38
15 Jul 2017

Donnie Yen, 55, Cissy Wang, 38

The low-down:
17 years apart
Dated for 3 months
Tied the knot in August 2003 

Though Donnie and Cissy only dated for a mere three months before deciding to tie the knot, this couple’s love for each other and their children is glaringly obvious. The actor once declared that he gives his wife a gift every single day.

The couple have also been known to do "very embarrassing" things to their children, including this special surprise for their oldest child, Jasmine, at the airport, complete with videos that they enjoy uploading on social media.

SPECIAL MENTION: Christy Chung, 46, Golden Zhang, 34
SPECIAL MENTION: Christy Chung, 46, Golden Zhang, 34
15 Jul 2017

SPECIAL MENTION: Christy Chung, 46, Golden Zhang, 34

The low-down:
12 years apart
Dated for 1 year
Tied the knot on November 8 2016 

Third time’s the charm for Christy Chung, when it comes to marriages and finding her Mr. Right – even if she’s 12 years older than her beau, unlike the rest of the couples in this feature. Christy and Golden first found love after being paired up together on a dating reality show, and the rest’s history. Golden is said to have quickly found himself in the good books of Christy’s three daughters as well.

Photos: PBE Media, TPG/CLICKPHOTOS, Cissy Wang/Instagram

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