It all started in… 2002 when Jacky sold off his record label, Alfa Music, to tide over his financial difficulties. Jay was still contracted to Jacky’s label and not too pleased to learn about the business decision. The rift between them widened when Jacky was reported to have ratted about his disciple’s past relationship with Jolin Tsai to the media when he was dating Patty Hou. They have never made any public appearances together since, plus Jacky was snubbed and did not get invited to any of Jay’s three wedding ceremonies despite being his mentor in the industry.
They buried the hatchet… in 2018. Jay unexpectedly posted a picture of Jacky rehearsing for his upcoming concert with his bandmates and wished him success in the solo gig, in what is seen today as Jay’s way of extending an olive branch to his mentor. The multi-hyphenate even sent a flower bouquet to the venue on the day of the concert with a card that read: ‘I’ll never forget my roots, and our bond will never change.’
They buried the hatchet… with the help of Zoe Tay when she invited them both to the full moon party of her son. Xiu Huan, who couldn’t make it to the party, rang up Hui Fang to help pass a gift to Zoe on her behalf. They gradually started speaking to each other again and their friendship is as solid as gold right now. Said Xiu Huan, in a previous interview with Toggle about her fight with Hui Fang, “If not for that misunderstanding, our relationship wouldn’t be as good. Now, no one can come between [us] or even affect our friendship.”
They buried the hatchet in… 2017 when Anita took the initiative to participate in a dinner arranged by Eric Tsang after hearing that Jackie would be present too. On top of personally clearing the air with him, she had also admitted to her poor behaviour to Jackie and the latter, who also prepped gifts of Thunderbolt’s film reels for her when she RSVP-ed for the dinner, decided to let bygones be bygones.
They buried the hatchet in… March this year when Rosamund let on that she was going to attend an event together with Carina and shared that they grabbed drinks after (“We even had drinks, let’s not keep circling this topic for the next 20 years,” she said). Rosamund also waved off their little conflict as something that was not as serious as made out to be.
They buried the hatchet in… 2015 after the production team of Here Comes Kangxi sought Dee’s permission to invite Mickey on her show to promote Selina Jen’s new album. Tears were shed, apologies were exchanged and the two exes hugged and made up on the programme. Though, truth be told, the pair warmed up to each other after Mickey promoted Dee’s album on his radio show and she had followed up by sending him a ‘friend request’ on Facebook.
It all started when… Ou Han Sheng (or Ou Di) was serving the nation. He had entrusted his girlfriend Makiyo to his buddy, Show’s care but by the end of his compulsory military service, Makiyo broke up with him and reportedly starting going out with Show. The friendship between the two guys took a turn for the worse as it was alleged that Makiyo had two-timed the both of them and Show had come between the couple.
It all started in… 2005 when Show sided with Jolin after Jay two-timed her and initiated a breakup. Their friendship hit a rocky patch after it was reported that Show had spread rumours about Jay and Taiwanese singer Hebe Tien. For all the years that they remained out of contact, Jay once expressed his extreme disappointment with a friend who he had “not contacted” for a long time.
They buried the hatchet in… 2016 at the Hitto Music Award when they took a picture together backstage. Taiwanese media had hailed it an “ice breaker” moment between the two former BFFs and Show, who had shared the picture on social media later, wrote, “Us. [We have] all grown up!” hinting that their unhappiness with each other was all water under the bridge.