It looks like the rumours are true – Zhang Yujian (张雨剑) and Janice Wu Qian (吴倩) have been keeping their relationship hush hush all these while.
The 31-year-old actor took to Weibo to confirm that both he and Janice have a daughter together. This came after someone took a snapshot of his baby mama and their young child out and about.
An onlooker, who spotted the mother-daughter duo in public, also confirmed the report and even revealed her name online. It did not take long for netizens to put two and two together before realising that Zhang Yujian was the father.
“Normal dating and then marriage, we have a cute kid – all the legal paperwork is there. To all the people cursing me out, I don’t know you so I don’t really care. I don’t owe you any explanation about my private life. I just wanted to give my child a normal space to grow up. You really shouldn’t have photographed my daughter. You even exposed her name. It’s our fault as parents for not protecting her well enough this time. Her mom is still upset and blames herself. Let there not be a next time,” he wrote.
Fans have been blasting the actor on his social media, accusing him of lying to them and giving an impression that he is single. Back in July 2019, Zhang Yujian even publicly expressed on a show that he was open to dating and was on a lookout for a girlfriend. “Why have you been selling the single persona? To earn money for baby formula?” someone asked.
Zhang Yujian and Janice have been a fan favourite couple ever since they starred opposite each other in 2019’s “Le Coup De Foudre” (我只喜欢你). The pair have been photographed together on numerous occasions – holding hands in public, getting their hair cut together, and more. Even when it was rumoured that the 28-year-old actress had given birth in March 2020, the lovebirds chose to remain silent.
In all fairness, fans tend to feel that they have certain ownership to their favourite celebrities. But why must these public figures make an announcement the moment they start dating, tying the knot, or have a kid?