SINGAPORE – Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu has remarried, just three months after divorcing Chinese businessman Wang Xiaofei.

The 45-year-old’s new man is a former boyfriend – South Korean musician DJ Koo, 52, also known as Koo Jun-yup. He was part of the 1990s South Korean dance music duo Clon, which was popular during its time. Koo and Hsu used to be a couple some two decades ago.

Koo made the announcement on Instagram in both Korean and Chinese, and tagged Hsu. He says he got back in touch with her after hearing about her divorce.

He writes: “We are married. To have such a destiny with a lover from over 20 years ago – this is a love we both want to cherish and continue.

“When I heard the news of her divorce, I dug out her number from over 20 years ago and contacted her. Thankfully, her number has not changed and we reconnected. We have lost too much time together so I proposed marriage and Barbie finally agreed.

“After registering our marriage, we shall live together. I’m marrying late in life and I hope to receive everyone’s love and support.”

This is Koo’s first marriage.

Hsu, who reposted Koo’s message on her social media accounts, wrote: “Life is uncertain. I cherish the happiness I have in the present. I thank everything that has led me step by step to where I am now.”

Hsu announced her divorce from Wang after more than 10 years of marriage in November 2021. They have two children – a daughter born in 2014 and a son born in 2016.

Barbie Hsu announced her divorce from Mr Wang Xiaofei in November 2021. Image credit: Hsushiyuan/Instagram

According to Taiwanese media reports, Hsu and Koo dated in the late 1990s. Koo said in a South Korean variety programme in 2010 that they met at a concert in Taiwan in 1997.

The two split up after dating secretly for about a year as Koo’s management objected to him being in a relationship.

Text: Jan Lee/The Straits Times