Actress Barbie Hsu, Korean husband register marriage in Taiwan

03/28/2022 08:31 PM
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Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu (right)) and South Korean musician Koo Jun-yup. Photo from their respective Instagram page @hsushiyuan and @djkoo
Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu (right)) and South Korean musician Koo Jun-yup. Photo from their respective Instagram page @hsushiyuan and @djkoo

Taipei, March 28 (CNA) Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) and South Korean musician Koo Jun-yup registered their marriage in Taiwan early Monday, according to Hsu's agent.

Even though the registration was made on Monday, Hsu's agent said the couple officially married on Feb. 8, the day they registered their marriage in Seoul.

Hsu's agent did not disclose where the registration was made in Taipei, but local media reported that the registration was undertaken at Taipei Xinyi District's Household Registration Office by Hsu and Koo's representatives.

A large crowd of journalists were waiting outside Hsu's Taipei residence and the Xinyi office after a local tabloid disclosed that the newlyweds were expected to file the marriage registration in person at the Xinyi District Office on Monday.

Koo, 52, flew to Taiwan from South Korea on March 8 before completing his 14-day mandatory quarantine and is now staying in Hsu's residence in Taipei's Xinyi District.

The couple's whirlwind marriage came as a surprise to many as 45-year-old Hsu only announced her divorce from Chinese restaurateur Wang Xiaofei (汪小菲) on Nov. 22 last year.

Koo and Hsu once dated for a year when he first came to Taiwan as half of the South Korean dance music duo, Clon, in 1998.

In a social media post made earlier this month, Koo said upon hearing about Hsu's divorce, he immediately called her phone number from 20 years ago and contacted her.

Not long after reestablishing contact, Koo said he proposed to Hsu after feeling they had already wasted too much time apart.

Hsu is best known for her breakout role as Shan Cai in the 2001 Taiwanese romance television series "Meteor Garden" (流星花園).

(By Yeh Kuan-yin, James Lo and Joseph Yeh)

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