Meet Luhan and Guan Xiaotong, the Chinese celeb couple who broke the internet

Move aside Kim K, this is what breaking the internet means. 

China's version of Twitter, Sina Weibo, crashed after former EXO boy band member Luhan announced his new girlfriend, Chinese actress Guan Xiaotong, on the social media site. The 27-year-old Chinese singer and actor posted on the social media platform at noon on Sunday (Oct 8), writing in Chinese: "Hi everyone, let me introduce her to everyone - this is my girlfriend @Guan Xiaotong."

His post has been liked over 5 million times with over 2.5 million comments. South China Morning Post reported that his post had sent Weibo into overdrive with traffic soaring at record levels. The platform crashed during noon and engineers worked at handling the increased traffic.

  • Meet Chinese celebrities Luhan and Guan Xiaotong.
  • The pair are co-stars in upcoming romantic comedy Chinese television series Sweet Combat.
  • The 27-year-old is a Chinese actor and singer, who was formerly from K-pop group EXO.
  • The 20-year-old Guan Xiaotong is known as the Nation's Daughter.
  • Luhan posted on Weibo on Sunday: "Hi everyone, let me introduce her to everyone - this is my girlfriend @Guan Xiaotong."
  • Guan replied two minutes later on her Weibo account too: "Aiyah, kaka."
  • Luhan wishing Guan a happy birthday in September.
  • Luhan was formerly part of EXO from 2011 to 2014.
  • He left EXO and subsequently filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment.
  • He then established his own solo career back in his homeland.
  • He has also starred in box office hits such as The Witness (2015) and Time Raiders (2016).
  • In 2017, he starred in his first TV drama series Fighter of the Destiny.
  • Time Raiders starring (from left) Zhang Boyu, Luhan and Ma Sichun.
  • Luhan is one of the most in-demand brand ambassadors in China, particularly among the younger generation.
  • He became the first Chinese celebrity to grace the covers of Elle China, GQ Style, Forbes China, Harper's Bazaar and Cosmopolitan.
  • He broke the record for having more than 200,000 people buy out a 20,000 limited edition run of a magazine cover in one second.
  • Guan is regarded as one of the "Four Dan actresses of the post-90s Generation".
  • Guan rose to prominence as a child actress through Chen Kaige's film The Promise.
  • Her popularity rose after the 2014 television series May December Love, which received high ratings in China.
  • Fans are speculating that the relationship announcement could be a marketing ploy for the couple's upcoming show.
  • Guan's English name is Traey Miley.