Chinese actor Chen Xiao is rumoured to have proposed to his girlfriend of just seven months, Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen, the star of the 2011 film You Are the Apple of My Eye.
According to Taiwan media, Michelle set off for Paris in late September to meet up with Chen Xiao. News of the couple’s engagement broke yesterday, with sources saying Chen Xiao proposed with a 2-carat ring while the pair were on a nighttime cruise on the Seine river.
Michelle’s manager neither confirmed nor denied the news of an engagement, saying he wasn’t present. Chen Xiao’s manager declined to comment.
Through her management agency, Michelle said, “For now I’m happy being in love, and if there’s news I’ll share it with everyone. Thank you all for your concern.”
Celebrity friends of Michelle congratulated her when they heard about the engagement rumours. Taiwanese actress and singer Rainie Yang looked favourably upon it, while actor Joe Cheng said, “That’s great! Once they confirm plans for a wedding banquet they have to tell me three months in advance so that I can take leave to attend it.” Giddens Ko, who directed Michelle in You Are the Apple of My Eye, said, “I’m very happy for them.”