6 Popular C-Drama Couples Who Met on Filming Set. Got Married. And Still Together

Celebrity romances can be very tough. The pressure of being in the public eye, the constant intrusion of fans, and the intrigues thrown at them can strain relationships. 

It really takes an insurmountable amount of loyalty, commitment, dedication, trust, humility, and respect to make the romance last under the glare of the limelight.

Chinese drama couples who met in filming
Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen, Mark Chao and Gao Yuanyuan, and Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi 

In C-Drama, there are marriages of popular stars that ended in heartbreaking divorces - Yang Mi and Hawick Lau, Zhao Liying and Feng Shaofeng, Angelababy, and Huang Xiaoming, and in K-Drama, Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, just to name a few.

A testament that marriages between two popular celebrities can be challenging to maintain. However, there are still celebrity couples who manage to keep their union stable and strong. 

Here are our favorite couples who met on the filming set, fell in love, got hitched, and remained married until now:

1. Deng Chao and Sun Li (married since February 2010)

Deng Chao and Sun Li are called Chinese drama power couple. They starred in numerous blockbuster Chinese movies and television series and have received nominations and awards from all the major award-giving bodies in China, both for their roles in movies and TV series.

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Deng Chao and Sun Li's wedding ceremony in June 2011

Deng Chao's most memorable costume series are The Royal Swordsmen (2005) and The Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber in 2009. Sun Li is best remembered for her two hit costume series, Empresses in the Palace (2011) and Legend of Mi Yue (2015). 

They have zero intrigues about their relationship, and 13 years since they wed, their union remains stronger, stable, and sweeter.

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Deng Chao and Sun Li with their two children

They first cooperated in the drama, "Happiness As Flowers" in 2005. But did not start a relationship right away. It was only in 2007 that they admitted to being in a relationship.

On February 8, 2010, they registered their marriage and in June 2011, they held their wedding ceremony. They have two children together.

Sun Li and Deng Chao last collaborated in the 2018 blockbuster Chinese film, "Shadow" co-starring Hu Jun, Wu Lei, and Guan Xiaotong, directed by Zhang Yimou.

2. Mark Chao and Gao Yuanyuan (married since November 2014)

Taiwanese actor, Mark Chao, gained popularity in 2010 when he made his acting debut in the Taiwanese police drama, Black and White, alongside Vic Chou. 

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Mark Chao and Gao Yuanyuan

But he gained overseas fans' attention especially among C-drama fans when he portrayed the main male lead role in the hit costume xianxia, Eternal Love (2017) with Yang Mi. But by the time he did this drama, Mark was already married. 

In 2012, he met his future wife, popular Chinese actress, Gao Yuanyuan, when they starred together in a Chinese movie, Caught in the Web, directed by Chen Kaige. 

It was in the same year that they began a relationship. Mark is five years younger than Yuanyuan. He was born in 1984 while she was born in 1979. 

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Mark Chao and Gao Yuanyuan on their wedding day

On November 28, 2014, they wed in Taipei, Taiwan. Gao Yuanyuan gave birth to their daughter, Rhea Chao, in 2017. She also stopped making movies and dramas to concentrate on building their family.

3. Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi (married since January 2015)

Nicky Wu (born on October 31, 1970) is a Taiwanese singer and actor. He rose to popularity in 1988 when he became a member of the popular Taiwanese band, Xiao Hu Dui (Little Tiger Team). When they disbanded in 1995, he launched his solo career.

He first married Chinese actress, Ma Yashu, in December 2006, but their married life became the subject of controversies when Yashu was accused of infidelity. Their marriage ended in divorce in 2009.

Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi in Scarlet Heart (2011)

In 2010, he met Chinese actress, Liu Shishi, 17 years younger than him, (she was born on March 10, 1987), when they began filming the costume time travel drama, Scarlet Heart. 

Scarlet Heart was aired in 2011 and became hugely popular in the domestic and international scenes. So the producers decided to have season 2, which was aired in 2014.

Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi wed in Bali, Indonesia

On November 13, 2013, on his Weibo account, Nicky Wu posted a photo with Liu Shishi and announced their relationship: "We cherish this hard-won relationship". A few minutes later, Liu Shishi reposted it on her Weibo account, confirming the news. 

The admission of their romance created a frenzy response from drama fans because they just starred in a phenomenal drama that have so many followers. For drama fans, nothing is more amazing than hearing your favorite on-screen couple wed in real life. 

Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi

On January 20, 2015, they formally registered their marriage in Beijing and obtained a marriage certificate. They held their wedding in Bali, Indonesia on March 20, 2016, attended by most of their Scarlet Heart co-stars. 

Liu Shishi looked radiant in an off-the-shoulder white lacey gown custom-made for her by French label, Carven.

On April 27, 2019, Liu Shishi gave birth to a baby boy whose nickname is 'BuBu'. The name was derived from "Bu Bu Jing Xin", the source novel of Scarlet Heart.

4. Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen (married since July 2016)

Michelle Chen, who was born on May 31, 1983, is a Taiwanese actress and singer. She obtained a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California before she began her entertainment career in Taiwan.

Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen and their bridal entourage

She originally wanted to pursue a singing career but her talent agency told her to try acting. In 2009, she made her acting debut in a Taiwanese movie, Hear Me. She rose to popularity in 2011 after starring in You Are The Apple of My Eye.

In 2014, she met Chinese actor, Chen Xiao, when they both starred in the costume drama, Romance of the Condor Heroes. This was Michelle Chen's first costume drama in mainland China followed by The Legend of Qin in 2015.

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Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen in their wedding reception

In 2015, Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen began dating and in the following year, July 2016, they got married in two ceremonies, one in Beijing and one in Taipei, to accommodate their friends and families.

Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen

Their two co-stars in Romance of the Condor Heroes, Chen Xiang and Zhang Zhehan served as two of the groom's men, while Joe Chen, Michelle's fellow Taiwanese actress, and Hu Bingqing, Michelle's co-star in The Legend of Qin, served as two of the bride's maids.

In the same year, 2016, Michelle gave birth to their first child.

The bride's maids include, Hu Bingqing, Joe Chen and Gillian Chung
The couple in their traditional wedding costumes
Michelle Chen wears a beautiful white wedding gown created by Alberta Ferreti

5. Wallace Huo and Ruby Lin (married since July 2016)

Their love story is the cutest! While most actors we featured in this post courted their co-star right away, Wallace Huo admitted that he was very shy courting Ruby Lin when they first met in the filming of their 2005 drama, Sound of Colors.

So he worked up on his courage and waited for 10 years before he found guts to talk to his crush about his feelings. 😄

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Ruby Lin and Wallace Huo in Sound of Colors (2005)

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Second drama collaboration. Wallace Huo and Ruby Lin in The Glamorous Concubine (2011)

After "Sound of Colors" in 2005, they worked again in the costume historical drama, "The Glamorous Concubine" in 2011. They remained good friends for the next couple of years before they embarked on romance.

In her interview with Marie Claire magazine, Ruby Lin, who is three years older than Wallace, admitted she was hesitant at first to take the risk of bringing her friendship with Wallace to a whole new level.

"Friendship can be forever, but lovers can separate. If that happens, it would be hard to get back to how things were before", she said.

During their courtship period, they kept their relationship a secret – something that Ruby found to be quite difficult as she began to become self-conscious whenever they were together.

"When we were still just friends, we would have meals together all the time and would never be afraid of getting caught. But when we got together, I was afraid of getting photographed and only comfortable when there weren't a lot of people around," she said.

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Ruby and Wallace

It was soon after they announced their relationship that Ruby finally felt relieved. They both confirmed their relationship on Weibo on May 20, 2016.

Ruby also shared how Wallace proposed to her. “When we got home (after watching a concert), there was a sudden strange smell and I saw candles on the floor. He had invited a lot of people to my house and then he proposed!” she shared.

She admitted to having been taken aback by Wallace’s romantic gesture since he’s usually “slow to warm up” and a “stiff” and “boring” person by nature, Ruby said laughing.

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My Fair Princess reunion. From left: Zhao Wei, Ruby, and Fan Bingbing

On July 31, 2016 they held their wedding at the Bulgari Hotel in Bali, Indonesia attended by their showbiz friends - Zhao Wei, Fan Bingbing, Shu Qi, Zhou Xun, Liu Tao, Liu Shishi, Nicky Wu, and Hu Ge.

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Fan Bingbing, Ruby, Wallace, and Zhao Wei

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From left: Fan Bingbing, Shu Qi, Liu Shishi, Zhao Wei, Zhou Xun, the newlyweds, Hu Ge, and Nicky Wu

They also held another wedding reception in Taipei, Taiwan, on August 2, 2016. The couple welcomed their first child in January 2017.

It was a sweet reunion of Ruby, Fan Bingbing, and Zhao Wei, who starred together in the 1998 smash hit costume historical drama, My Fair Princess.

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Pre-wedding photos 

As Wallace and Ruby exchanged vows in a ceremony overlooking the Indian Ocean in Bali, Indonesia, Wallace uttered his vow with a shy laugh: 

"I've known you for so long. Being friends with you was, to me, a very lucky thing. Becoming husband and wife is, to me, a more fortunate thing."

"There will be a lot of ups and downs, and a lot of tests. I hope we can, hand in hand, work together to face the future together. I love you."

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The couple's wedding photos

In response, Ruby thanked her husband for his "goodness" and "tolerance". "Starting today, we're a family," she said. "When you're out and you're tired, exhausted, don't forget, I'll always be at home waiting for you. Forever. I love you."

6. Luo Jin and Tiffany Tang (married since October 2018)

Tang Yan (Tiffany Tang) and Luo Jin collaborated in many dramas before they began a romantic relationship. They first worked in A Beauty in Troubled Times in 2012. followed by Agent X, a spy/action drama, in 2013.  

Luo Jin and Tang Yan in Agent X

In 2014, they worked again in the modern drama, Diamond Lover, with Dilraba Dilmurat and K-drama actor, Rain. However, they were not the main couple there. Tang Yan's main male lead was Rain.

In 2016, they played the main couple in the popular costume drama, The Princess Wei Young. The same year they confirmed their relationship. They starred in another romance drama, The Way We Were in 2018, the same year they got married.

Luo Jin and Tiffany Tang in The Princess Weiyoung 

In 2018, they both posted a photo confirming they already registered their marriage. On October 28, 2018, they held their fairytale wedding in Belvedere Castle, Vienna, Austria. 

It used to be the residence of the Hapsburg imperial family in Austria but since the abolition of the monarchy, Belvedere was turned into a museum.

Tang Yan in her magical princess themed wedding gown

Tang Yan wore an exquisite, princess-theme flowing gown created by Lebanese fashion designer, Mikael Derderian, with pieces of jewelry from Tiffany and Co. The dress has a vintage design with lace and a sweeping train. Tang Yan completed her fairytale look by wearing a tiara.

Luo Jin and Tang Yan wearing traditional costume for their pre-wedding photoshoot 

The newlyweds and their entourage 

The venue looked so magical as it was decorated with blooms and was transported into a fairytale garden. The couple had a six-tiered floral cake. 

Chen Yuqi, their co-star in The Princess Wei Young served as one of the bride's maids alongside actresses Wang Guan, Guo Xiaoting, and Xu Baihui.

Tiffany Tang and Luo Jin on their wedding day

We are hoping these six couples will safeguard their union and remain true to their wedding vows of: "in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer, through thick and thin, 'till death do us part".

Amidst the rising divorces among celebrity couples around the world, it's inspiring to hear there are still couples who manage to remain loyal to their marriage vows. 

Nowadays, well, maybe due to pressure and privacy issues, Chinese drama stars never confirm their relationships in public, despite numerous sightings of them being together. The last biggest relationship reveal was that of Lu Han and Guan Xiaotong in 2017.

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