It’s official: Kenneth Ma is single and ready to mingle - and netizens are hoping for him and his Big White Duel co-star Natalie Tong to turn their reel-life relationship into a real-life one.
Kenneth's heart may have been broken, but it remains as big as ever
For those who might have missed the news: yes, after months of dodging questions about Jacqueline Wong, who was caught cheating on him with Sammi Cheng’s husband Andy Hui (remember all that drama?), the actor recently admitted to Hong Kong media that they are no longer a couple.
However, he claimed that it was not a nasty split, even standing up for his ex-girlfriend and calling the public’s reaction to the whole hoo-ha “a little extreme”.
“It was not necessary for everyone to go overboard and attack her like that,” he said. “She knows she made a mistake. And who has never made a mistake in their life?”
Kenneth also maintained that he and Jacqueline are “still friends”, and that he does not rule out collaborating with her in the future. “She hasn’t done anything that I could never forgive her for,” he said.
Fans want these two to become the next power couple
Fans of Kenneth and Natalie’s pairing in Big White Duel are probably rejoicing at the news of his breakup, as they have been wanting the duo to get together in real life as well (in other words, they have been shipping them).
When this matter was brought to the actors’ attention at a promotional event for Big White Duel, Natalie immediately exclaimed to Kenneth, “Ask me out!”
These are the faces of people who are tired of being asked why they're not together
In response, Kenneth laughed and acknowledged that Natalie is a great person, but complained that it’s always so difficult to arrange to meet her as she’s always so busy (she explained that she has to look after her cats).
However, things seemed to get awkward when reporters asked why sparks have never flown between the two friends after all this time. Kenneth responded with a nervous laugh, while Natalie shyly remarked, “Should I leave now?”
Keep dreaming, Kenneth and Natalie shippers
Oh well. Looks like only time will tell who the next lady in Kenneth’s life is, but we don’t think their shippers will uncross their fingers anytime soon.