After years of staying tight-lipped about his private life, Hua Chenyu opened up about his ex-girlfriend during his student years in Wuhan Conservatory, who was also the keyboarder of Hua’s college band Kangxi (康熙乐队), in this week’s episode (Season 4 Episode 9) of Ace vs Ace aired on March 29.
Hua’s former bandmate, Huo Chenfei, made a guest appearance on the show and talked briefly about how he arranged a meeting with Hua’s ex-girlfriend while Hua stayed in the backseat of his car so that he could see her without being seen. This happened a few days before the girl was about to take the National Postgraduate Entrance Examination and sometime after Hua became a celebrity. Hua explained that he didn’t want to upset her or negatively affect her performance in the upcoming test, so he remained hidden. In Hua’s reminiscence, their relationship was like that of an old couple’s, complete with long silences and riverside walks. Later in the “Words to Your Younger Self” round of the episode, Hua wondered if she got married or had kids, and sent well wishes to her and her parents.
Since Hua has always been a pretty private person, this site respects his wishes and never speculates on anything he does not choose to reveal publicly himself. It is rare for Hua to open up about his past relationships. And since Google keeps telling me “Hua Chenyu girlfriend” is one of the most searched keywords about Hua, hopefully this article will help quench some of the curiosity around this topic, and clear up some other rumours once and for all.
After performing skits on the show for seven episodes, Hua’s acting skills have been improving steadfastly, as is evidenced in his re-enactment of this classic scene in the 2001 young-adult romantic drama Meteor Garden in yesterday’s episode.
You can watch the entire episode here (English subtitles coming soon).
Cover photo by Zhejiang TV.