SHANGHAI: Taiwan actress Barbie Hsu has gotten engaged to Wang Xiao Fei, the son of a wealthy Chinese businesswoman, Wang announced Friday on his micro blog account.
“Everyone stop guessing. We (Hsu and himself) are engaged. It is not sudden and [we were] very calm.
“We simply met the right person at the right time. We just want to have a very happy, comfortable life. I will continue to work on my career. She can return to quiet family life,” wrote Wang about their whirlwind engagement.
“It is very hard for feelings to be wrong, only suitable or unsuitable. Can you please give some space and your blessing to us two youngsters?”
The actress had earlier said that she would hold a press conference to clarify the issue within the next few days but Wang apparently couldn't wait.
However, he isn't the only one to have jumped the gun.
Hsu's father had revealed on Thursday that his daughter would hold a wedding banquet in Taiwan and China in February next year though the pair remained silent about the matter.
Hsu, 34, had only just met Wang at actress Ady An's birthday bash in Beijing earlier this month.
They got along very well and were photographed together on numerous occasions.
But it was only when the pair started posting messages on each other's micro-blog accounts that suspicions were raised about the romantic nature of their relationship.
Wang, like Hsu's ex-boyfriend, actor Vic Chou, is five years her junior. He had previously dated Chinese actress Kitty Zhang, but they separated due to what Zhang described as “incompatible personalities”.
Channel News Asia