The singer/actor wrote on his personal Weibo account, “Hello, 34. Hello, my lady,” along with a link to Celina’s Weibo account. She replied to the post and wrote, “Hello my man.”
Hangeng and Celina met at a Chinese film awards ceremony where they served as presenters. During the event, the “Love for a Lifetime” crooner assisted Celina with walking up and down the stairs. She thanked him on social media and he responded, “It was an honor.”
Celina is a Chinese-American actress who was born in Hong Kong. She has appeared on The CW’s series “” and had a lead role in hit Chinese film “Wolf Warrior 2”.
Hangeng debuted as part of Super Junior in 2005, but left the group at the height of its fame in 2009. He recently opened up about the reason why he left the group, “I was not able to stand on stage even after debuting. I was the first foreign celebrity to debut in Korea so the law was not perfect,” he said. “I could not film commercials and could not participate in certain portions of the schedule. It felt like I had lost all hope. I cried performing ‘Twins’ with the Super Junior members. I received a payment of 4000 yuan ($650) my first year.”
He went on sharing, “I gathered money like it was life or death because seeing my mother suffer made my heart ache. Although I debuted in 2005, I became a rookie all over again in 2008 when ‘Super Junior-M’ debuted in China. I was comfortable in China, but at the same time, I was tired of the fact that the Korean members I was doing activities with were unable to speak Chinese. My head hurt because of them.”
“I wanted to be an actor, but they did not give me any acting gigs while they gave them to the other members. I didn’t even get any commercials,” he continued. “Those dissatisfactions kept gathering until they became a bomb. I took all of my bank accounts, hospital records, and more and went to a law office to prepare a lawsuit against the company secretly. So the company wouldn’t suspect anything, I communicated with my manager via mail, secretly went to the law office when there were around two free hours after completing my schedule, and at the time, it was an unimaginable thing for me.”
Hangeng has been promoting in China since then.