Over the weekend, Chinese heartthrob Lu Han broke a lot of girls’ hearts and one social networking service by revealing the identity of his new girlfriend.
“Hello everyone, let me introduce you to my new girlfriend Guan Xiaotong,” the 27-year-old mega-star wrote on Weibo on Sunday. That post currently has more than 5 million likes, 2.5 million comments and 1 million shares.
Many of Lu’s fans couldn’t handle this news, as he reportedly lost a few million jilted fans on Weibo following the announcement, apparently aggrieved that they no longer had a shot with the former EXO member. Still, he has more than 41 million followers, so he’s doing alright.
Weibo itself also struggled to manage the announcement as the sheer volume of activity caused some servers to crash, leaving many users unable to log in, refresh or post comments for several hours. Weibo’s tech team later confirmed that Lu’s viral post was to blame for the outage.
Guan Xiaotong (关晓彤) is a 20-year-old actress who stars with Lu in the upcoming Chinese TV drama Sweet Combat (甜蜜暴击), in which the two play a pair of sports school students who fall in love. She has more than 20 million followers on Weibo, though likely has picked up her share of haters as well.
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