After jokingly hinting last month at a relationship with Johnson Lee (李思捷), Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) fanned the rumor flames anew by organizing a party to celebrate the actor’s 40th birthday.
In early March, Myolie pranked her fans by publishing a photo on Sina Weibo that showed her hugging a man, believed to be Johnson, and writing, “I’ve found [him]!”
Since Johnson had also accompanied Myolie and her girlfriends on a trip to South Korea, netizens began speculating that the two had become an item, reports a Jayne Stars article.
Myolie later clarified that her Weibo post was a joke. However, her appearance at Johnson’s 40th birthday party, held on the evening of April 11, seemed to lend credence to the rumors that they really are a couple.
“Myolie’s status as the hostess was very obvious,” one of the party attendees said. “Usually, Johnson kisses women after drinking, but with Myolie there that evening, he held back.
“The most obvious thing was that he didn’t invite Ellen Chan (陳雅倫) to the birthday party. Every time Ellen sees him, she will call out, ‘Husband,’ and Johnson will also call her ‘wife.’ If Myolie had heard this, it would be very awkward.”
An insider revealed that Johnson was attracted to Myolie during the filming of 2012 TVB drama, Wish and Switch <換樂無窮>, but both were dating different people at the time.
After Johnson became single this year, he spent more time in group gatherings at Myolie’s house. Recently, the gatherings turned to private meetings between the pair only. Myolie often invites Johnson to eat home-cooked food and drink red wine at her place.
Since Johnson is moving to a new home, he asked Myolie to help him purchase furniture online. The actress’s family reportedly has a good impression of Johnson, since he is a university graduate and comes from a wealthy family background.
However, his womanizing personality is cause for concern. The night before his birthday party, Johnson was spotted at a bar, drinking with another woman.
The two later went to a penthouse and did not leave until 2 a.m. At that time, Johnson was so inebriated that he could not stand straight without the woman’s support.