My relationship with Felicia is not a fad: Jeffrey Xu

Have a little faith in them, he says

Will wedding bells toll for Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin this year?
Will wedding bells toll for Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin this year?
24 Jan 2017

Will wedding bells toll for Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin this year?

Having dated for over a year, after attempting to conceal their relationship from the media, we won’t be surprised should Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin surprise us with news of a flash wedding, especially since their parents are about to officially meet this Chinese New Year in China.

The actor explained, even before the topic of marriage was brought up, that they are “just gathering” to celebrate Chinese New Year. “It has nothing to do with getting married, don’t worry!” he added reassuringly, “Marriage is definitely not easy, because every relationship has its challenges.”

To ready themselves for life after marriage, does he have plans to take their relationship to the next stage, by asking the 32 year-old actress to move in with him since he lives alone in Singapore?

The 28-year-old flat out rejected the idea, “That is impossible. We want everyone to know that being in a relationship is not just a fad, I have never thought of cohabiting with Felicia because we are responsible adults and we will leave that to after marriage”.

Although the couple is against the idea of cohabiting before getting married, they will get a taste of what it’s like living under the same roof during their upcoming trip to the actor’s hometown in Shanghai this coming weekend.

The actress will be bringing her mother along to meet Jeffrey’s family and close friends to celebrate the festive occasion and their seven-day trip will also include a family road trip to Hangzhou for some sightseeing.

Contrary to his girlfriend’s nerves, the actor is “totally cool” with the idea of their parents meeting and he is far from anxious about it.

“She keeps asking me to tell her what my relatives are fond of, so she can get them some presents, but I assured her that they like her so her presence will be their present,” he said.

Apart from his smooth-sailing relationship, things are progressing swimmingly for Jeffrey at work too as the two-time Asian Television Award nominee is poised to bring home his very first Best Supporting Award (he is nominated for his jovial character, Lu Xiao Qiang, in long form drama Peace and Prosperity), at the upcoming Star Awards 2017.

“I was really surprised to be nominated and I’m really grateful to the cast and crew I worked with in Peace and Prosperity, I owe this nomination to them,” he said.

Jeffrey admitted that although he does not have high hopes of bringing the award home because Andie Chen is a strong contender, “winning it will definitely be an acknowledgment of the hard work I’ve put in.”

He also felt that it was a pity that Felicia did not get nominated this year for a performance award but he was confident that she will be able to achieve greater results in the coming year.

After surprising everyone—and Felicia—with a hug on stage at last year’s award show and a kiss on the cheek at the post-show ceremony, is he planning to do anything similar for this year’s show?

“Everyone’s asking me about this,” he replied sheepishly, “I really don’t know but I’m definitely not proposing!”

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Jeffrey Xu plays aspiring film maker, Zhou Jian Nan
Jeffrey Xu plays aspiring film maker, Zhou Jian Nan
25 Jan 2017

Jeffrey Xu plays aspiring film maker, Zhou Jian Nan

Chen Shucheng plays Jeffrey Xu’s onscreen father, Zhou Fang Dong
Chen Shucheng plays Jeffrey Xu’s onscreen father, Zhou Fang Dong
25 Jan 2017

Chen Shucheng plays Jeffrey Xu’s onscreen father, Zhou Fang Dong

Chen Shucheng bagged a double Star Awards nomination this year in the Best Supporting Actor and Best Evergreen Artiste categories, but the 67 year-old veteran who won last year’s Best Evergreen Artiste award was uncertain about his chances of going home victorious as he felt that his role in Fire Up as a wealthy businessman “was not his best work”. 

Jayley Woo plays Jeffrey Xu’s onscreen love interest Qian Le Qi
Jayley Woo plays Jeffrey Xu’s onscreen love interest Qian Le Qi
24 Jan 2017

Jayley Woo plays Jeffrey Xu’s onscreen love interest Qian Le Qi

Although Jayley Woo has been in the industry for five years, the 25 year-old is in no hurry to bag accolades and did not feel dejected when she received no nominations in the performance category this year, as she felt that she has not attained a breakthrough in her acting yet.

When asked what roles she would like to attempt in future, the actress answered, “I’ve been watching a lot of morbid movies recently, maybe someone who’s a psycho?” (chuckles)

Marcus Chin plays  Jayley Woo’s onscreen father, Qian Zai De
Marcus Chin plays Jayley Woo’s onscreen father, Qian Zai De
24 Jan 2017

Marcus Chin plays Jayley Woo’s onscreen father, Qian Zai De

Have A Little Faith debuts July 3, 9pm on Channel 8.

Catch Countdown shows to Star Awards 2017 every Sunday from March 26, 9pm, LIVE on Channel 8 or Toggle.
Catch the Star Awards Walk of Fame LIVE on April 16, Sunday, 5.30pm on Channel 8 or Toggle.
Catch the 2017 Star Awards ceremony LIVE on April 16, Sunday, 7pm on Channel 8/U or Toggle.
Visit the official Star Awards 2017 microsite for the full nomination list and more information.

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