Former MediaCorp actor Jeff Wang has pulled an ‘Andy Lau’. The Taiwanese actor revealed that he had wed his long-time girlfriend, Chen Hui Wen, 30, in 2008 and the couple are now proud parents a two-year-old boy, reported Lianhe Wanbao on Tuesday. The pair dated for eight years before tying the knot.
Wang, 35, said he hadn’t planned on keeping the marriage a secret, it was just that “the timing was not right”. “There were a lot of issues to take care of – my contract [with MediaCorp] was up for renewal and I wasn’t sure whether to sign on, on top of that, I was going to release my debut album, so it just got delayed,” said Wang, who joined MediaCorp after winning talent contest “All-Asian Star Search” in 1999.
In 2010, the actor announced that he was leaving MediaCorp to “explore a career in Taiwan”. When Wang made the decision to return to Taiwan and sign with local broadcaster FTV, he knew the road would be a difficult one – he had to start from scratch and work his way up like a newcomer. “If I didn’t work, there was no income. There were times when I felt lost. Though I grew up in Taiwan, the entertainment circle was still very new to me,” he lamented.