It is not uncommon for celebrities to date their managers — we're talking about you, Leo Ku — and Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao, if rumours are to be believed, may have been part of that club for a while now.
Jam and his manager Summer Lin have worked together since his showbiz debut over a decade ago. But their supposedly more-than-friendly behaviour with each other has led ignited romance-related gossip on a number of occasions.
Recently, the rumour mill began churning again when a preview of Jam’s guest appearance on Dee Hsu and Kevin Tsai’s talk show Hua Hua Wan Wu was released. In the short clip, the famously direct Dee asked Jam, “Is your girlfriend your manager?”
The teaser then shows Jam saying, “... Because she treats me very well. She makes me want to…” before his words get censored, building up anticipation for his complete answer in the full episode.
Dee is then shown probing further: “Then what about marriage and kids?” To which Jam responds, “[I’ll] have to see if she wants that or not.”
Seemingly concerned that they might have gone too far with their line of questioning, Kevin asks Jam how Summer would react if she found out they were talking about her, but Jam nonchalantly gestures towards the audience and says, “She’s right there!”
“Are you okay with this?” Kevin checks with Jam, who maintains his calm demeanour and shrugs, “Once this is broadcast, what can I do about it?”
There's not much to go by and the trailer could have been edited to be more sensational than the full story, but it has led the Taiwanese media to take it as a sign that Jam is ready to go public with his relationship with Summer.
That’s not all.
Jam celebrated his 33rd birthday yesterday (March 30) and posted a series of happy selfies on Instagram declaring his love for his fans and friends. Many of his fellow celebs left their well-wishes in the comments section, including Jay Chou, Show Luo, Ella Chen, JJ Lin, Patty Hou, and Yvonne Lim.
However, no one got a more affectionate reply from the birthday boy than Summer, who was bombarded with 63 heart emojis. (Yes, the Taiwanese media counted.)
Now if that isn’t making it obvious, we’re not sure what is.