Dads get together for Chinese Valentine's Day

Stars Blackie Chen (front row, left), Jason Tang (front row, right), Shawn Yue (back row, left) and Wallace Huo (back row, centre) were gathered at Tang’s home for Chinese Valentine’s Day.
Stars Blackie Chen (front row, left), Jason Tang (front row, right), Shawn Yue (back row, left) and Wallace Huo (back row, centre) were gathered at Tang’s home for Chinese Valentine’s Day. PHOTO: BLACKIELOVELIFE/INSTAGRAM

It was a star-studded Chinese Valentine's Day at Taiwanese television personality Jason Tang's house on Tuesday.

In photos shared by Tang's long-time friend and fellow TV host Blackie Chen, Taiwanese actor Wallace Huo and Hong Kong actor Shawn Yue were seen celebrating the occasion at Tang's place with a barbecue dinner.

In a clip on Instagram, Chen, 43, showed his assistant taking photos with Love In A Puff (2010) star Yue, 38, and The Journey Of Flower (2015) leading man Huo, 40. He joked that the three looked like the popular 1980s' boy band Little Tigers.

He also posted a group photo of the men on an outdoor porch swing.

The stars are all married with children.

Yue has a two-year-old son with model Sarah Wang and is currently expecting a daughter. Huo married actress Ruby Lin, 44, in 2016 and they have a three-year-old daughter.

Chen is married to singer Christine Fan, 44, and the two have twin boys born in 2015; while Tang, 41, has two daughters and a son.

While none of the famous wives made an appearance in the photos shared by Chen, Lin was seen in a picture of the gathering shared by Tang's mother, veteran Taiwanese actress Han Hsiang-chin.

Han, who was starstruck by the handsome leading men at her son's home party, wrote on her Weibo profile: "I couldn't stop taking photos. What a wonderful Valentine's Day."

The stars seem to hang out together often. Huo, Yue, Chen, Tang and Taiwanese model Sunny Wang were recently spotted playing basketball together by Taiwanese news outlet Apple Daily.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2020, with the headline 'Dads get together for Chinese Valentine's Day'. Subscribe