After weeks of speculation, Chinese actor Chen Xiao and Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen have confirmed that they are happily engaged.
The pair took their love from reel to real life after starring on The Romance of the Condor Heroes together and their relationship has progressed quickly despite the fact that they have only been dating for seven months.
Photos of the romantic proposal while on a cruise on the Seine River in France took the internet by storm and Chen Xiao admitted through his manager that his relationship has moved on to the next level and that the pair are engaged. Thanking the public for their concern, he stressed that he will let nature take its course and that there are no concrete plans for a wedding just yet.
His manager further shared that Chen Xiao, who enjoys drawing, had a statue of Michelle’s character in the drama, Xiao Long Nu, specially made to look like his lady love and placed on the boat where the proposal took place.
In addition, Michelle expressed through a separate interview that she was “very surprised (and) touched (because) I wouldn’t have dreamed of” the romantic proposal. While the pair has yet to use their respective Weibo accounts to relay the good news to fans, their recent posts have garnered a slew of congratulatory comments, wishing the happy couple only the best.