Last week was very eventful for fans of Taiwanese actress Joe Chen (陈乔恩, Chen Chiao-en) and Malaysian artist Alan Chen (曾伟昌). After all, that was the week the couple joyfully announced their marriage!
Although they have a nine year age gap, the couple still seems to be perfectly happy with each other. Unfortunately, not all was well in paradise. Recently, there were rumours of their families disapproving their marriage. Joe was quick to respond to the issue and clarify matters.
For those not in the know, Joe and Alan met via “Meeting Mr. Right 2 ( 女儿们的恋爱 2)” in 2019. The reality dating programme may have began their relationship, but the duo were the ones who committed to it. Alan ended up staying with Joe in Taiwan during the pandemic. They grew closer then thanks to the time spent together.
It was easy to see how committed the duo were to each other. Joe would bring Alan to meet her friends in the entertainment industry. Alan and Joe would entertain relatives and friends at his art exhibitions. After a year and a half, they decided to tie the knot. Alan proposed last year (2021), during Joe’s birthday, but the official ceremony had to wait till this year.
Reasons for the delay were kept vague and soon, rumours started brewing about them. Some suspected Alan’s family had been against the union. However, during a recent interview with Taiwanese media, Joe decided to clarify the issues once and for all. She explained that her now-father-in-law had been the one to suggest “a good day and a good time” for the marriage. Their delay has simply been due to the epidemic. Joe also added that her family liked Alan and valued his caring nature.
As for rumours regarding her being pregnant, Joe was adamant they weren’t true. Her agent had said as such during an announcement regarding their marriage. Instead, Joe chuckled, claiming it was simply the result of a ‘food baby’.
Well, there might be good news from Joe in the future, but it certainly isn’t now! Hopefully her clarification of the rumours will allow her to enjoy a peaceful marriage with Alan.
Sources: China Press, Sina
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