Beijing - Chinese classical piano star Li Yundi unveiled his girlfriend on Wednesday, hours after his former alleged boyfriend, Chinese American pop star Wang Leehom, made a similar announcement.
Coincidentally, both their girlfriends have studied at Columbia University, said NetEase website.
In a message posted on Weibo at 11.40pm, Li, 31, said: "Such a happy day. Everyone should love truly and be loved. My special someone is Tian Fei, 25, a Columbia mathematics of finance graduate. We met last year. She is kind."
In his post at 3.53am, Wang, 37, introduced his girlfriend as Columbia research student Li Jinglei, 27. NetEase said some fans gave Li Yundi their blessing, while others made fun of him for trying to upstage Wang.
Early this year, Wang said the online rumours of his romance with Li were "stupid". Through the years, the singer has been linked to actress Shu Qi and singer A-mei, among other women.
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