In an age so seeped with technology, it can be hard to discern what is true and what isn’t. Many things can be fabricated, and that includes relationships.
As such, fans were surprised when Malaysian artist Joey Chua (蔡卓宜)’s ex-husband seemingly confirmed she was seeing someone new. The actress and singer had been outed last month when paparazzi caught her kissing Taiwanese actor Darren Wang (王大陸).
Chua and her ex-husband Ivan Soh had tied the knot in 2016. However, after three years of marriage, the two divorced in 2019. The couple never disclosed their reasons for the divorce. After the two split up, Chua was in constant contact with Soh, and they appeared to be on good terms. Soh even cheered her on when she joined the competition “Youth With You 2 (青春有你)”.
At the end of 2020, Chua released two songs which alluded to her past lover. “Bye, See You Later” and “I’m Sorry, For Both Me And You (对不起 送给我和你)”. The songs sparked a heated discussion among netizens which she later addressed in a post on Weibo. “Let us live a good life. (We) are well, we all need to move forward. (It’s) just a song, thank you,” she wrote.
True to form, Chua did move on in life.
Chua’s divorce apparently changed her stance on love. In April this year, the artist participated in a dating show called “A Journey For Love (怦然再心动)”. Wang was one of the hosts on the show, but not the person Chua dated. Although the person she dated, Chen Yue, was interested in her, Chua rejected him in the end, saying she had no intention to marry anytime soon.
However, it turns out she did find love via the show. On 26th May, Chua and Wang were spotted on a date together. Netizens got excited when the two kissed each other in public, supposedly confirming that they were, in fact, dating.
Soh also made a post on Facebook that same day, which further cemented the rumours of the two’s newfound relationship. “I wish you no trouble in the years to come,” he wrote. “And I wish myself happiness too.” His friends were quick to support him, saying, “You deserve better,” and “Take care, bro“.
Chua and Wang have yet to publicly confirm their relationship. However, we do wish the two well and if they are indeed dating; all the best!