Old rumors about Angelababy (楊穎) being the third party back when Huang Xiaoming (黄晓明) was dating his actress ex-girlfriend, Li Fei’er (李菲儿), started circulating again on January 6. This comes after Huang Xiaoming and Li Fei’er were trending as they are filming for the variety show, “Sisters Who Make Waves 2”, where he is a host and she is a contestant.
Amidst all the drama surrounding old rumors accusing Angelababy of allegedly being the third party to Huang Xiaoming’s relationship with Li Fei’er, emerged an unlikely supporter for Angelababy. After Angelababy posted her statement denying the old rumors that she came between her husband, Huang Xiaoming, and his then-girlfriend, Li Fei’er, Janice Man (文詠珊) reportedly liked the post. Netizens started recounting back the times when Angelababy and Janice Man were still good friends.
Janice Man and Angelababy were practically labeled as twins when they first started out modeling together in Hong Kong. The two were also very good friends as shown in these pictures. However, rumors started in 2008 that their relationship turned sour as Angelababy was starting to get more popular with her career in China. Angelababy gained prominence in China through her high profile relationship with Huang Xiaoming and being a cast member on “Keep Running”, the Chinese version of the Korean show, “Running Man”, while Janice Man was working her way up in acting.
Angelababy and Janice Man were once at an event together in 2013 and Angelababy was asked if the contrast in their achievements would impact their friendship. She responded, “We were really good friends when we were young. We did drift apart, but we are adults now. In this industry, there are no friends or enemies forever. In the middle, there were some misunderstandings.” Angelababy was asked by reporters to stay behind and take a picture with Janice Man. However, Angelababy said to take it later, but it never happened.
Janice Man was later interviewed at the same event. When asked if she was envious of Angelababy getting an award, she said, “Everyone has their own goals. I am happy for her. I am meeting up with her to celebrate. We haven’t seen each other in a long time.” As for why they once drifted apart, she said, “Just busy with work. We’ve known each other since we were young.” On whether competing with each other would impact their friendship, she said, “It won’t be because of this that we won’t be friends. If there is no competition, how will there be progress?”
Even so, Janice Man wasn’t invited to Angelababy’s wedding in 2015. In a 2016 interview, Janice Man was once asked about their relationship going sour. Janice Man responded, “The public has overly interpreted it, which created a lot of misunderstandings in our relationship. The media’s description really does hurt emotions. No matter what, I extremely cherish knowing Baby and will always bless her. I will cherish every friend who appears. I don’t have much to hide and don’t really mind what others write.”
In a 2017 interview, Janice Man once said about her relationship with Angelababy, “We’ve actually contact occasionally. Of course she is busy now because she has to take care of her baby. I did send her my blessings and gave a present to her baby. Hope Angelababy won’t be too busy and knows how to divide more time for her family.” Even so, Angelababy wasn’t invited to Janice Man’s 2019 wedding either.