Many were heartbroken when Stephy Tang (鄧麗欣) and Prince Chiu Wang Zi (邱勝翊) called it quits late last month after 3 years together. Ultimately, their romance couldn’t survive the long-distance relationship during the pandemic.
The 38-year-old Hong Kong actress even posted a poignant photo of a sunset, with the caption, “The beauty did not slip away. It just stopped along the way and became the landscape of memories. Possessing doesn’t necessarily bring happiness.”
Following their public breakup, there’s been plenty of speculation online. Some claim that Prince Chiu is already seeing someone new – a Taiwanese female stylist – as they’ve been sighted together on numerous occasions. Others suggest that it was the 32-year-old Taiwanese singer/ actor’s refusal to settle down and get married that supposedly drove Stephy to end the relationship.
However, former Hey Girl member Yako Chan (aka Ya Tou) recently took to Instagram Story to defend Prince Chiu. “He doesn’t play, he’s very boring okay? @PRINCE_PSTAR,” the singer-actress turned businesswoman wrote. She also added that out of all the male celebrities she knows, her male bestie hardly goes out to party or drink alcohol. She also insists that he’s a very dedicated and loyal man.
Yako and Prince Chiu have apparently been friends since the early 2000s. Both of them joined Channel V’s reality show back in the day and were placed in idol groups – she was in Hey Girl, while he was part of boy group Lollipop. Prince Chiu reposted her recent IG story and commented, “I can still have fun gaming okay? Thank you for clarifying things, and sorry you were dragged into this, 15 years of friendship, worth it.”
Similarly, Stephy also took to Instagram to defend her former flame’s character in lieu of all the ongoing speculation. She seemingly echoed what Yako declared on social media and affirms that Prince Chiu is indeed a good man, who is always kind to his family and friends. The actress also urged people to quit spreading rumours.
Before dating Prince Chiu, Stephy was in a long-term relationship with actor Alex Fong.
Sources: Drama Panda.