Report from The New Paper in Singapore...
WE HARDLY bat an eyelid when Asian actresses pair up with rich men.
But now, more male artistes are hooking up with rich partners of their own. Here's a look at some Asian actors dating wealthy women.
The girlfriend of the "King of Comedy" is Yu Wenfeng, youngest daughter of Yu Jingbo, founder of Kumagai Gumi, a construction firm in Hong Kong.
She is said to have HK$300 million (S$52.8 million) worth of assets. Despite her privileged upbringing, Yu is modest and shuns the limelight, preferring to be the woman behind her man.
Everyone knows that Carol Chu, the wife of this Heavenly King, is from one of Penang's richest families which owns a business with an annual turnover of HK$20 billion.
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Chow's wife Jasmine Tan has good business acumen and has managed his career well.
Chow's father-in-law is Singaporean tycoon Jack Tan and his transition from Hong Kong movie star to international star was in no small part due to his wife's planning and financial support.
Lui made his showbiz comeback last year in TVB drama Born Rich. And silently supporting him is his wealthy wife, Yang Xiaojuan.
Born into a rich family, Yang is a former president of the Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce and is considered to be a very capable businesswoman.
With Yang's financial backing, Lui has risen from being a bankrupt star to the boss of a listed company.
After the handsome Taiwanese- American actor-singer broke off with Vivian Hsu, he got together with Arissa Cheo, said to be of Singaporean of Chinese-Indonesian descent and who comes from a well-to-do family.
Arissa, 19, tried to break into showbiz in Taiwan, acting in idol drama Kiss of the Toast 2.
She never became a star, but when she returned to Taiwan to appear in Vanness's music video, My Kingdom, the two began a romance.