‘Luckily her number was the same as it was 20 years ago’: DJ Koo and actress Barbie Hsu set to marry

Koo Jun-Yup Barbie Hsu
  • On Tuesday, Korean musician DJ Koo took to Instagram to announce his marriage to Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu.
  • The two had originally dated and broken up 20 years ago after meeting at a concert in Taiwan.
  • Hsu went on to marry businessman Wang Xiaofei in 2011, with whom she has two children.
  • In his post, DJ Koo described how he had dialed Hsu’s number from 20 years before — and luckily she picked up. The two rekindled their romance and got married soon after.
  • DJ Koo gained fame in the late 1990s to early 2000s as a member of musical duo Clon. Hsu has starred in several notable dramas, including “Meteor Garden” and its sequel, “Meteor Garden II.”

DJ Koo and Barbie Hsu are getting married nearly 20 years after they broke up.

On March 8, Korean DJ and producer Koo Jun-Yup, 52, announced on his Instagram that he would be marrying his ex-girlfriend, Taiwanese actress Hsu, 45. The two had briefly dated 20 years ago after first meeting at a Taiwanese concert. They eventually broke up, and Hsu went on to marry Chinese businessman Wang Xiaofei in 2011, with whom she has two children. The pair announced their divorce in November 2021.

Upon hearing of her divorce, DJ Koo dialed the same number he had saved from her 20 years ago, hoping Hsu had not changed it. 

“Thankfully we were able to reconnect,” he wrote. “Too much time has already passed so I felt that we could not waste any more time. She accepted [my proposal] and we decided to live together after we registered our marriage.”


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Several celebrities congratulated Koo, including DJ Soda, a fellow South Korean artist, who wrote: “A fairytale-like love story… can’t believe her number was the same 20 years later!!!!! You are so cool, brother *tears* Seriously, congratulations!”

DJ Koo gained popularity in the late 1990s as a member of the musical duo Clon. His career has spanned across several countries, including South Korea, Taiwan and China. He remains involved in the music industry as a music producer and DJ. 

Hsu is a successful actress in Taiwan and is most famous for her lead role in the 2001 series “Meteor Garden” and its sequel “Meteor Garden II.” She has since stepped back from acting but remains active as a model and variety show participant.


Featured Image via DJ Koo (left), ECEnterprise (right)

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