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Thailand’s new ‘It’ couple? Meet 2gether star Bright’s new girlfriend, Nene

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“Nene is one of the most precious people I’ve met. She makes me feel warm and safe every day we’ve been together. I hope you guys will cheer for us,” he continued.

Nene Pornnappan Pornpenpipat at an event in February 2024. Photo: @nenevader/Instagram

So who is the stunning actress that won over one of Thailand’s most popular actors? Here’s what we know about Nene Pornnappan Pornpenpipat.

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Nene Pornnappan Pornpenpipat is a talented singer

Nene Pornnappan Pornpenpipat models for casual and glamorous fashion brands. Photo: @nenevader/Instagram

Nene, aged 26 like her boyfriend, started her career in Thailand’s entertainment industry as a member of the Thai girl group MilkShake. The group debuted in November 18, 2015, but disbanded shortly after.

She then briefly left the Thai spotlight to seek out fame in China, under her Chinese stage name Zheng Naixin.

Nene (second left) in her BonBon Girls 303 days, in November 2020. Photo: @nenevader/Instagram

She also took part in Produce Camp 2020, also known as Chuang 2020, a Chinese survival show where contestants compete for a chance to debut in a girl group. It aired on China’s second largest video-streaming platform, Tencent Video. The songstress successfully placed fifth and debuted in seven-piece Chinese girl group BonBon Girls 303 in April 2020 but they eventually disbanded in 2022.

Nene went on to debut as a solo artist under Sony Music in 2023. Her debut single with the company was called “Promise”.

Earlier this year, she served as one of the mentors on Chaung 2020’s Thai edition, Chuang Asia Thailand, which aired from February 3 to April 6.

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She’s an accomplished actress

Nene in one of her plentiful Thai TV roles in March 2023. Photo: @nenevader/Instagram

Aside from her successful career as a singer, Nene has also starred in multiple Thai TV series such as 2017’s Teenage Mom, in which she played a supporting role.

The multilingual actress also starred as the lead in 2019 Chinese drama series Nice to Meet UFO, and in the 2023 Chinese romance series Confess Your Love.

She’s worked with Bright before

The huge success of the series 2gether made stars of Bright Vachirawit Chivaaree (right) and Win Metawin Opas-iamkajorn, who played the lead characters. Photo: Handout
Before they became lovebirds, Nene and Bright were actually colleagues. They previously worked together on the set of 2gether, a hugely popular Thai series starring Bright and Win Metawin Opas-iamkajorn as the main leads.

What has Nene said about her new relationship?

On her Instagram, Nene wrote a heartfelt message to her fans, about her new relationship. Photo: @nenevader/Instagram

Both Nene and Bright have faced some backlash from angry fans since the announcement of their relationship. In a heartfelt Instagram post, Nene apologised to her fans, who she lovingly refers to as “Neon Atoms”, for not declaring their new coupling sooner.

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“I wanted to have a little chat about some recent news that might have surprised you. I understand that it may have caused some confusion … and for that, I apologise,” the actress-singer wrote.

An urban fashion post from Nene. Photo: @nenevader/Instagram

She went on to say that she has always strived to spread love and positivity through her music and performances, and aimed to keep her personal life separate from her career.

The singer also had some sweet words for her new beau, saying, “Bright is a warm person. We support each other when things are tough and celebrate together when we’re happy.”

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