Asian pop’s TOP 5 most controversial celebrity couples
1. Oguri Shun and Yamada Yu
Even after these prominent Japanese actors married in 2012, rumours of Oguri’s adultery lingered. Due to his frequent engagement with co-stars, Oguri has earned the moniker “co-star killer.” Yamada’s friends, on the other hand, reported that the actress would eventually just reply, “Well, he is that kind of person,” and remind them that she adores his…face. Can you really blame her, I have to say? Think to yourself, “He’s my hubby,” when you look at this flawlessly symmetrical face.
2. Jin Akanishi and Meisa Kuroki
This triple threat duo (they’re both top singers, actresses, and models) is dogged by rumours. In 2012, Akanishi and Kuroki married unexpectedly and welcomed a daughter the same year. According to reports, Akanishi’s management company, Johnny’s and Associates, punished him by cancelling his first solo tour and drama project after he broke the dating prohibition. Kuroki was later linked to Lupin co-star Oguri Shun (see #8), and Akanishi was even accused of cheating while filming 47 Ronin. It’s even been suggested that the pair has filed for divorce.
3. Bi Rain and Kim Tae Hee
Their partnership is a classic example of natural selection, as he is K-Pop royalty and she is South Korea’s top actress. Rain, who was recruited for mandatory military service at the time, was concerned about the timeframe of their connection. Rain was accused of dating Kim while he was supposed to be working. As a penalty, the pop singer was confined to his barracks for a week.
4. Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan
Prior to his huge announcement that he will marry in January of next year, Taiwanese music singer Jay Chou never truly revealed that he was in a relationship. He liked to mock the press, claiming that if the paparazzi could acquire a clear shot of him and Quinlivan together, he would confess everything. The couple also had a 14-year age difference, having started dating when Chou was 32 and Quinlivan was 18.
5. Matsumoto Jun and Inoue Mao
Okay, so it’s not confirmed that they’re a real couple…but they’re a little bit controversial. They played the lead pair, Domyouji and Makino, in the popular 2005 Japanese drama Hana Yori Dango (which was turned into a Korean drama called Boys Over Flowers). Rumors that the two were dating in real life lingered throughout the years, and there were enough of images to keep shippers entertained. According to the newest rumours, the two have been together for nine years (aww, all this time? Yay!) and that if their management agencies don’t get in the way, they might tie the knot in secret in August.