Taiwanese heartthrob, Vic Chou (周渝民) and his girlfriend, actress/model Reen Yu (喻虹淵) have moved into his newly bought 1 billion TWD luxury apartment together, confirming their status as lovers.
Vic and Reen have met on the set of Black and White <痞子英雄> in 2008 and fell in love. With his new love, Vic also noticeably changed his spending habits. Known to be one to splurge on sports cars, Vic has now chosen to invest in real estate instead.
In 2008, he paid 40 million TWD for a luxury apartment in Taipei’s Bade Road. Right now, the apartment’s worth has increased by 20 percent. Last year, Vic once again, put his money into another luxury apartment in Taipei’s Jiankang Road, with a view overlooking Taipei’s 101 building. It was reported that the apartment has been chosen by Vic as their love nest primarily because of the tight security and the low number of units.
Keeping His Life Private
When reporters asked if he spent Lunar New Year with Reen, Vic said that is his personal affair and he does not feel inclined to share that with the media. He hinted that his family understands his need for privacy and did not chase him for marriage. He continued to remain mum about his love life even when reporters pressed on, inquiring about his Valentine’s Day and the news of their cohabitation. Vic insisted on not talking about his personal life but wants to put his focus on his career while he is young.
Lost Weight for “Home”
Vic’s new war drama, Home <回家> has taken the team more than 4 years of preparation, resulting in a spending of more than 100 million TWD. And lead actor, Vic had to lose a considerable amount of weight for his role as Su Ying Tai.
In an earlier interview, costars Li Li Ren (李李仁) and Janine Chang (张钧宁) had revealed that Vic had only eaten 2 pieces of chocolate each day to drop his weight quickly to 65 kg. Yesterday, at Home’s promotional event in Taipei, Vic appeared much healthier, having regained back his weight. He admitted, “I had to prepare a lot for this series. People of that era are not fat. Furthermore, Su Ying Tai has a hard life.”
Vic found early success when he was 19 years old after starring in Taiwanese idol drama, Meteor Garden <流星花園>. The members of F4 have since embarked on their own solo acting careers.
However, this year, F4 got together for a Lunar New Year show in China. F4′s performance was the cause of the program’s high rating. With F4′s fans eager to see them together again, F4 may reunite for a concert again. Although Vic said it was great working with the other members of F4 again, he did not directly reply if the concert will definitely occur.