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Singaporean model-actress Sheila Sim will make an entrance walking down the aisle as opposed to the catwalk this year, after accepting her boyfriend’s proposal on New Year’s eve. According to local media reports, the pair got to know each other last year through a dating app, and he popped the question after just six months.
Sim has posted about their relationship on social media, but has so far kept the identity of her mystery man under wraps.
2016, you’ve been very kind and generous. I couldn’t have asked for more. On top of everything else, you’ve given me clarity of mind and heart. You’ve given me the chance to get to know myself again. You’ve given me love. Happy 2017 everyone! May love and happiness fill everyday of your life! Onward with 2017 as I begin a new chapter of my life! #sheilalovesherlife #sheilaonvacay #Niseko #Hirafu #DS1507
All that the lanky model-turned-actress would reveal about her Singaporean husband-to-be is that he is 36 years old, works in the banking industry, and is currently posted overseas. She added that he also did not know that she was a celebrity when they first met.
Every relationship happened for a reason. One day it’ll all make sense when happiness comes knocking on your door, and you’re ready for it. Ready to love fearlessly. Ready to accept all flaws. Ready to give up the ego and pride. Ready to commit for a lifetime. Ready to re-learn what you think you already know, because life and love is an endless journey of growing. And when that day comes, you’ll realize no matter how painful it was, it’s all worth it now. Love and happiness, it is so simple. #sheilalovesherlife #ds1507 #jcsx #foodforthought #love
Speaking to Shin Min Daily News, the 32-year-old said she was attracted to her boyfriend’s simple nature and thoughtful ways. It may be a whirlwind romance, but Sim said she was ready to pull the plug on the relationship if her “on-screen family” did not approve of him.
But Sim’s ‘118’ co-stars Chen Hanwei and Chew Chor Meng – who play her husband and brother respectively on the series, had nothing but praises for him when they were introduced. Chew in particular, was impressed by how gently and respectfully he treated Sim’s grandmother when they visited her on set. According to Toggle, Chen added that the pair are “very compatible in terms of their height and looks”.
The actor said Sim’s boyfriend had told him about the proposal before it happened, and she had called him to share the happy news after she accepted the ring.
This story was first published on www.asiaone.com.