Chinese actor Gao Yalin, 52, accused of affair with 26-year-old woman

By Nguyen Huong   May 8, 2024 | 04:39 pm PT
Chinese actor Gao Yalin, 52, accused of affair with 26-year-old woman
Chinese actor Gao Yalin. Photo from Gao's Weibo
52-year-old actor Gao Yalin has been accused of infidelity with a woman aged 26 by his girlfriend, actress Wei Jia.

According to Sinchew, Wei took to social media on Tuesday, alleging that Gao had cheated on her while she was pregnant. She shared screenshots of flirtatious and romantic conversations between Gao and the alleged mistress, claiming that the two had arranged a dinner date when her newborn was just two months old. Gao is said to have paid for the date and transferred 38,888 yuan (US$5,382) and 28,888 yuan to the woman.

Additionally, she accused Gao of strangling and slapping her when she was five months pregnant.

Wei revealed that she and Gao had a heated argument after she discovered his affair. They are no longer living together, she said, claiming that she is raising their child alone, without financial support from Gao.

The topic "Gao Yalin cheating and abusive" quickly topped the list of most-read topics on the Chinese social media platform Weibo, amassing nearly 100 million views. Most comments expressed outrage toward Gao, who had maintained a positive image and moral persona.

So far, Gao has not responded to the accusations.

Gao is a well-known Chinese actor, best known for his role in the sitcom "Home with Kids." He often plays positive characters and is beloved by audiences for his mature image. He has been praised as the "nation’s father" and "nation’s husband" on screen.

Gao got married to actress Shi Wei, 41, in 2008. After parting ways with Shi, he is believed to have moved in with Wei without registering their marriage.

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