Variety show “Call Me By Fire (披荆斩棘的哥哥)” aired its final episode on 29th October, much to fans’ consternation. The finale announced the seventeen winners who would go on to form a new boy group. Of course, it wouldn’t be a grand finale if the men didn’t perform with a few special guests.
The guest list consisted of several stars and the wives of a few participants. One of them was singer-actress Stephy Qi (戚薇) who was there for her husband, Korean-American singer Nathan Lee (李承炫), real name Lee Seung Hyun (이승현). The couple demonstrated their burning love by performing Nathan’s song “Fly in the Sky (天上飞)”. Needless to say, their captivating performance left many with a desire to know more about them.
Stephy and Nathan are known for being one of the most loving couples in the entertainment industry. Additionally, they have enjoyed seven sweet years of marriage with their adorable daughter, Lucky. However, unlike most couples, they’ve reversed the stereotypical roles. Stephy has continued to focus on her career after marriage and is the breadwinner of the family. Nathan on the other hand became a stay-at-home dad and looks after Lucky. While they’ve enjoyed a fairly smooth marriage so far, their beginnings were a direct opposite.
Before dating Stephy, Nathan had been secretly seeing actress Ady An (安以轩) for two years. Ady had been more famous than Nathan then, and she used her influence to help him developed his career. Sadly, it didn’t last and they eventually broke up. Somewhere near the end of their relationship, Nathan fell for Stephy. An insider claimed that Nathan cheated on Ady with Stephy and both artists later faced a backlash due to their romance. Some even suggested that Nathan was only dating Stephy for her connections.
As it turned out, they were wrong. Nathan met Stephy when they were filming “Another Me on This World (世界上的另一個我)”. According to the staff working on the show, Nathan had told them he was single and intent on pursuing Stephy. The duo seemingly hit off and started appearing more in each others lives. Nathan helped Stephy film a music video for her single, “Us, Us (我們我們)”. He also wore a couples ring which matched Stephy’s.
Once they fell for each other, their love sparked a fire no one could put out. Stephy eventually announced their relationship on Weibo on 19th June 2014. Two months later, on 2nd August, Nathan proposed to his girlfriend in Saipan. They then married in September and five months later, Lucky was born into their family. The couple have had many sweet moments since their marriage which has delighted fans.
Once, Stephy had to play “translator” for her husband as they were commenting on songs in the show “Miss Voice (这样唱好美)”. Fans laughed as they watched her work to get his meanings out. Nathan also made the mistake of insulting her cooking once on a show. Although she was seemingly upset, she later admitted to her husband that she was happy he was honest with her. Stephy did make sure to teach her husband how to be gentler with his criticism.
The two may not have had an easy start, but it’s lovely to see their love for each other still going strong. Their fiery performance during the “Call me By Fire” finale certainly proved it. Netizens even joked that Nathan may not have been a good man, but he certainly is a good husband thanks to Stephy!