If you’ve followed Mandopop long enough, you’d probably know that Jolin Tsai and Patty Hou have one thing in common – they both dated Mandpop king Jay Chou at one point in time.
But in a 2013 interview, Jolin admitted that when Jay and Patty were photographed behaving intimately in Japan in 2005, she was still dating Jay. When she confronted him, he claimed that “the photo was taken upon everyone’s request”.
Jay initiated a breakup with Jolin a while later, and dated Patty till 2006.
In the same interview, Jolin says she no longer resents Jay, and it seems her recent meeting with Patty supports her claim. The pair was seen taking photos together at Ruby Lin’s wedding banquet. Granted, there are no clips of them actually interacting with each other, but netizens are gushing over the possibility of them having buried the hatchet.
Confused over their relationships? Here’s the lowdown.
Jay Chou and Jolin Tsai’s relationship was an “open secret” in the industry in 2000s. Jay co-composed “Say Love You”, a track off her 2004 album, which propelled Jolin to massive fame.
Jay and Patty Hou met on several shows when she interviewed him. They sang a duet for a charity show in late 2004.
In early 2005, he was caught by paparazzi with his arm around Patty and holding her hand while the two of them were in Japan.
Jacky Wu reportedly revealed that Jolin and Jay were dating, causing people to accuse him of being a two-timer.
Jay and Jolin broke up; he dated Patty till 2006. In one incident, Jay had a run-in with reporters who were following them around. Patty received flak for smiling in the car as Jay berated the reporters.
Jolin makes a surprise appearance at Jay’s concert in 2010, leading to speculations of them getting back together.
Jolin met current beau Vivian Dawson, who starred in her music video “Love Player” that same year.
Jay started dating Hannah Quinlivan, a model who is 12 years his junior, in 2011.
Image: Hannah’s Weibo
Jay and Hannah got married in 2015, and welcomed a daughter shortly after.
Images: Weibo, TPG/Click Photos