The internet is still abuzz with yesterday (8th March)’s bombshell. Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) spent roughly four months being single before she headed straight back into married life. This time, it’s with Clon (클론) member DJ Koo Jun-yup (구준엽).
The new couple announced the news of their marriage yesterday on their socials. While it incited a flurry of congratulatory messages, it appears they had other things to share. In addition to netizens discovering more about Jun-yup, Barbie apparently had more to say about their relationship.
Barbie and Jun-yup apparently knew each other 20 years ago and had feelings for each other. However, their paths soon diverged. Barbie went on to marry her currently divorced husband Wang Xiaofei (汪小菲). Jun-yup on the other hand was facing other difficulties. At that time, Jun-yup was part of Korean duo group Clon, with partner Kang Won-rae. Unfortunately, Won-rae ended up in an accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down.
Jun-yup apparently sold clothes for women after that, but had some struggles. People didn’t want to enter the shop after seeing him, likely because he looked intimidating. Things thankfully got better, but problems with his looks persisted. Jun-yup took up disc-jockeying and became a DJ in a nightclub. Unfortunately, this led to police listing him as a drug suspect. He ended up testing for drugs three times in seven years, leaving the artist very unhappy. He repeatedly protested the issue to the police.
Although Barbie had supposedly moved on, Jun-yup never forgot about her. He found dating difficult and once admitted he still had a certain person on his mind. Their brief dating stint had apparently been disrupted as Jun-yup’s company made the two break up. It was especially regretful as the duo had been very devoted to each other. Both had learnt each other’s language to communicate better and Barbie had gotten a tattoo on her ankle to represent her relationship with him.
However, netizens noted that Barbie had only made the announcement after Jun-yup. When questioned about it, Barbie dropped another surprise. “I quit the showbiz, why should I make a statement?” she asked. Apparently, the former “Meteor Garden (流星花园)” actress had made the announcement publicly out of respect for her new husband.
The two are hoping to meet face-to-face soon as Jun-yup is supposedly flying to Taiwan to meet her. Additionally, they will be registering their marriage in Taiwan. However, some were wondering about what seems to be their first meeting in 20 years. But Barbie sees no issues. “He’s still the same as before. (If you say I’m) dreaming, it’s too late and out of (anyone’s) control,” Barbie stated. She’s willing to take a chance with loving him.
It’s truly a sweet love story, but netizens found something odd. Coincidently, both of Wang Xiaofei’s former wives married a bald man after him. Kitty Zhang (张雨绮) married Chinese director Wang Quan’an (王全安) in 2011 after divorcing Xiaofei in 2009. And now, Barbie has rekindled her relationship with Koo Jun-yup. It made netizens joke about Xiaofei having a “superpower”. “Can we also shave our heads now? Or is it too late?” one netizen cheekily asked.
Well, we wish the new couple well! Hopefully both Barbie and Jun-yup will continue to cherish their relationship. After all, it’s already lasted over 20 years!