Single and ready to mingle: Julie Tan

Julie Tan celebrates her 24th birthday in advance with fans before she takes off for the Big Apple

Julie Tan at a gathering with her fans
Julie Tan at a gathering with her fans
06 Jun 2016

Julie Tan at a gathering with her fans

Photos: The Celebrity Agency

In a couple of weeks’ time, Julie Tan will be heading to New York to start a brand new chapter in her life – as an acting student and single lady. The actress, who got attached in January this year to a mystery man who is 11 years older than her, shared that she just broke up with her boyfriend of six months and wants to leave Singapore as soon as possible.

“This might be a blessing in disguise,” she said, during a phone interview, “It didn’t happen overnight – there were some signs long ago. And if you noticed, I actually deleted all his photographs from my Instagram account.”

The actress, who just wrapped filming for long-form production, Peace & Prosperity, quipped, “When I shared about this relationship in the beginning, I thought that we’d last till marriage, but [I later] realised that things just will not work out [between us] no matter how hard we tried.”

The 23-year-old (she will be turning 24 in September) admitted that the relationship failed partially because she “did not think of marriage yet” whereas her partner, who is relatively older, “wanted to settle down”. With no common goals binding the two of them together, the relationship started to crumble.

It’s better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. While she lamented at the end of the short-lived romance, Julie said, “I’ve spent enough time being said and I want to feel happy again and start afresh… separations are unavoidable after all.”

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Julie Tan at a gathering with her fans
Julie Tan at a gathering with her fans
06 Jun 2016

Julie Tan at a gathering with her fans

Apart from sharing about the break-up with family and close friends, Julie said that she decided to keep the news from her fans, although she had a fanclub gathering with JT Empire yesterday to pre-celebrate her upcoming birthday in September.

“They’ve been with me all these time – when I did not win awards and during my disappointments. This has not been an easy journey for us and I felt a lot of love from them,” she shared.

Julie added that she received several presents from her fans, too, including a teddy bear, heat packs and a heat-changing mug with her picture on it. The go-getter quipped optimistically, “I really look forward to going abroad… I didn’t tell my fans [about the break-up] yesterday, I am still feeling emotional. But I still have them (her fans) and a lot of love for everyone,” she quipped.

Indeed. Who needs a man when you have your fans?

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
06 Jun 2016

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire

The gathering was held to celebrate her 24th birthday, triple trophy haul at the Star Awards 2016 and as a sendoff for the actress, before she leaves for New York.

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
06 Jun 2016

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
06 Jun 2016

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
06 Jun 2016

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
06 Jun 2016

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
06 Jun 2016

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire
06 Jun 2016

Julie at a gathering with her fanclub, JT Empire

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