Another one of Hong Kong television’s most eligible bachelors is officially taken.
41-year-old actor Ruco Chan announced on Monday (Sept 10) that he and 28-year-old TVB newcomer Phoebe Sin are engaged and they will be getting married in October.
The pair’s ‘underground romance’ was thrown into the spotlight early last year, after the couple got caught by paparazzi on a date at The Peak, Hong Kong’s famed tourist spot.
Since then, Chan also had to deal with accusations that Sin had come between him and popular actress Nancy Wu. Chan has since clarified that Wu is merely a ‘good friend’.
Chan and Sin recently flew to England presumably for a holiday, but it was soon revealed that a more pertinent itinerary was at hand – a surprise wedding photoshoot.
And the sneaky groom-to-be had it all planned without Sin’s knowledge.
In an interview with Ming Pao, Sin said Chan had proposed earlier with a heart-shaped ring made of paper when they were in Hong Kong, but she’d rejected it as “it lacked sincerity”.
“My heart said yes but my mouth said no,” she joked.
She was only told about the wedding photo shoot when they were preparing to set off on their trip. However, his intention shouldn’t have come as a surprise, as Chan had told the media at an event in July that he had marriage on his mind.
Chan said he chose England as the backdrop for the shoot because Sin, a former Miss Hong Kong contestant, had studied there and he wanted to create “more beautiful memories” for her in a place she loved.
Chan’s second proposal at the shoot went off without a hitch, after he went down on bended knee on set in front of a London bus, with the loving moment captured on camera.
The unscripted pose took Sin by surprise, she said, as she believed it’s something that’s hard for Chan to do in public.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
This story was first published on Asiaone.