It was supposed to be a glitzy affair to celebrate the best of Hong Kong TVB productions and stars in Singapore.
But at Saturday's StarHub TVB Awards 2013, all eyes were on the industry's real-life celebrity pairings - one bygone pair, and one who's reportedly still very much in love.
Heart-throb Bosco Wong and pixie-faced Myolie Wu - former lovers who went their separate ways last July after seven years - were making their first appearance in town together since their headlinemaking split.
So were TVB queen Tavia Yeung and her beefcake actor-boyfriend Him Law, who had never stepped out at the same event in Singapore till Saturday night.
Alas, much to the disappointment of local media, Wong and Wu behaved like strangers throughout the whole event, making little to no eye contact. Yeung and Law were no better, expertly dodging questions about their romance.
Back stage, when quizzed by reporters about how she felt about awards ceremony host King Kong playfully calling her "Luo Tai Tai" (Mrs Law in Mandarin). Yeung, 34, said with a wide grin: "Oh, I've got hearing problems, I don't know what 'luo' King Kong was referring to.
"The only 'luo' I know is 'qiao luo da gu' (Mandarin for clanging cymbals and drums), as my character in (TV drama) Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles is a Peking opera actress and she has to do quite a lot of that."
But it wasn't hard to detect from her witty, cryptic replies that all was hunky-dory in her relationship with Law, who, at 29, is five years her junior.