For months, rumors have abounded that Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou has been dating 18-year-old Australian-Taiwanese model Hannah Quinlivan. Back in August, they were photographed together in Europe, and even with their denial, the rumors only ramped up thereafter. It was reported Hannah converted to Christianity to win points from Jay’s mother, who is a devout follower of the religion. Then, earlier this week, Jay was pictured with his mother and Hannah on a break in Tokyo, Japan.
Jay stoked the buzz further during a recent concert in Singapore when he asked fans if they would support him even with a ring on his finger, and luckily, he received a resounding approval. Many believe Jay is taking cue from his idol Andy Lau, who similarly gauged fans’ reactions about marriage at his concert. It turned out Lau had long been secretly married.
While some might dismiss Hannah as just another “J-girl” (ugh, what an identity-stripper!), others have noted this is the first time a Jay Chou gossip has intensified to include marriage talk.
From what I’ve gathered Jay is very private, so, I don’t find it necessary that he should have to seek his fans’ approval when it comes to his personal life. I do see he owes his massive popularity in part to them, so, he’s showing consideration, but ultimately, the course of his personal relationships … that’s his business. The spectrum of fanaticism covers the possessive crazies, so, for certain, he will lose fans—that is, if/when he does marry. However, he can rest easy with the knowledge that even hitched, many more will continue to have his back.