Michelle Chen, Chen Xiao’s managers deny rumours of shotgun wedding

Dozens of brands are clamouring to sponsor the couple’s upcoming nuptials


It was reported yesterday that Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen and Chinese actor Chen Xiao have settled on the dates for their wedding already, with the ceremony to be held in Beijing, and the banquet in Taipei. Other reports have also alleged that the couple are set to be parents, with Michelle reportedly pregnant.

32-year-old Michelle first met Chen Xiao in 2013 when they worked together on the drama Romance of the Condor Heroes, but sparks didn’t fly at that time. A year later, the two reunited in Taipei, and ignited their relationship. After dating for just seven months, Chen Xiao popped the question while the couple were holidaying in Paris last year. 

The couple originally planned to hold their wedding at the end of the year, but as Michelle had always wanted a “summer wedding”, Chen Xiao reportedly relented and arranged for their wedding to be held in July instead. With almost two months to their rumoured wedding date, July 19, advertising agencies in both countries have been clamouring to sponsor the lovebirds with jewellery for their big day.


The couple’s managers have stepped up to put an end to the speculations of a shotgun marriage as well, commenting that the couple’s decision to tie the knot earlier was solely their decision, and that if Michelle was really pregnant, the managers would definitely know.

Additionally, Michelle’s good friend, actress Rainie Yang, also shared that she would be unable to attend their Beijing ceremony due to work, but she’ll “definitely be at the Taipei wedding. She [Michelle] knows that I will not [agree to] be anyone’s bridesmaid, so I’ll be there as a guest to witness her blissful moment, and capture down this special day as a memory.”

Michelle’s You Are the Apple of My Eye co-star Kai Ko also sent his blessings to the happy couple, saying, I haven’t received the wedding invitation, but I really congratulate them, Yang Guo and Xiao Long Nv [the roles played by Chen Xiao and Michelle in Romance of the Condor Heroes] are really getting married!”

Photos: PBE Media

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