Taiwanese actors George Hu (胡宇威) and Annie Chen (陳庭妮) are currently the happiest couple ever. After all, they did just announce their engagement yesterday (13th January)!
Unfortunately, the joyful announcement has brought up a controversy from their past. Netizens are once again speculating if George had cheated on his ex-girlfriend Emma Wu (吳映潔) with Annie.
George’s agent confirmed that the couple have been in a relationship for eight years. Yet, neither one has ever admitted to it. According to the agent, they wanted the public to focus on their careers instead of their private life. However, this may have backfired on them. With all the secrecy going on, netizens once and still, suspect George of cheating on Emma with Annie.
2012 had been a busy year for George. The actor was seen in two dramas which aired simultaneously and with different co-stars. George did “Summer Fever (戀夏38℃)” with Emma and “Love, Now (真愛趁現在)” with Annie. Although both dramas aired around the same time, George and Annie were a fan-favourite on-screen couple as many felt they had good chemistry. Their popularity as a ‘couple’ only got stronger when they reunited in “Love Around (真愛黑白配)” in 2013.
Things blew up for the trio in 2013 when Emma’s mother came forward with an exclusive exposé. She claimed that George was cheating on her daughter with Annie. It instantly started speculations that the two respective couples started seeing each other during their filming. Emma’s mother also fuelled the fire when she included photos of George and Emma dating. Additionally, she claimed that George was a bad influence on her daughter.
At that time, George kept mum about the controversy. Emma responded via her Weibo with a simple message: “I will be brave, don’t worry.” Annie on the other hand was vague about her relationship with George. She alluded that they could just be co-stars or something more. However, she stressed that it was up to them to decide it, not the fans.
After the scandal died down, George and Annie maintained that they were “good friends”. The actor supposedly came clean about his relationship with Emma in 2019 but added they were still good friends after breaking up. George’s agency also released a statement claiming George never cheated in his “past relationship”.
Well, George and Annie have seemingly moved on with their lives and are ready to tie the knot. Emma has also left her past behind and is focusing on her own career. If the people involved are happy, perhaps fans can find it in themselves to move on too.