Mark confirms relationship with Yuanyuan
It's almost official: Mark Chao and Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan are an item.
At the recent press conference of his new flick Black and White in Beijing, China, Chao, 27, finally confirmed - sort of - what everyone has been speculating since he was spotted holding Gao's hand in Nanjing, China, recently.
The Taiwanese heartthrob started by saying: "I think this is not the right time to talk about this, as it is unfair to directors Tsai Yueh-Hsun and Chen Kai Ge (who directs Chao in his latest flick Sou Suo, loosely translated as Search) if it diverts people's attention from the films."
However, what he said later showed that Chao cared a lot about his rumoured lover.
"Yuanyuan is a good woman. I treasure her a lot. Please protect her and don't hurt her," he added.
Gao, who starred in Don't Go Breaking My Heart last year, was seen visiting her beau - who is currently filming Vicki Zhao Wei's directorial debut To Our Youth that will Eventually Fade in Nanjing, China - and spent five days together. Later, they were spotted holding hands as they went for a stroll.
Chao was previously rumoured to be dating Taiwanese babe Janine Chang Chun-ning.
Published April 18 2012