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Florinda Ho and Joel Chan to Marry in 2013?

By on August 14, 2012

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When 23-year-old heiress, Florinda Ho’s (何超雲) relationship with 35-year-old Joel Chan (陳山聰) went public last August, many speculated that it was just a fling that would not last. After all, not only was Joel married, but he was on track to become one of the rising stars at TVB after struggling in the television industry for many years. 

After divorcing his wife, Joel and Florinda did not hesitate to flaunt their relationship publicly, from sending each other love notes across each other’s social networking sites to uploading photos from their vacations together.  Already referring to each other as “husband” and “wife,” it was only a matter of time before rumors of a wedding were to begin. Joel could become the son-in-law of Macau’s gambling king, Stanley Ho (何鴻燊), as early as the end of this year!

Proposal in Portugal?

According to an insider, Joel got on one knee and proposed to Florinda in Portugal, which was a special place for them because Portugal was the first destination they traveled to together. Upon the proposal, Florinda was reportedly extremely emotional and said, “Yes!”

Apparently, Stanley Ho was excited to hear about the wedding plans. Florinda’s mother, Chan Yuen Chun (陳婉珍) on the other hand, was hesitant to approve of their relationship in the first place. She felt that Joel did not have a steady career and was not too thrilled with Joel and Florinda’s public displays of affection for one other. Mrs. Ho felt that at only 23-years of age, Florinda should focus on her career and that a wedding by the end of this year was too rushed. When reporters contacted Mrs. Ho’s secretary, her secretary declined to comment on her behalf.

In order to prove to her mother that she is not choosing a relationship over her future, Florinda spent the past year focusing on her fashion business. She brought Joel with her to Europe, for months at times, to build her fashion empire.

Florinda Denies Wedding Plans

Florinda was quick to deny the rumors on her blog, writing, “I read a very funny joke today. Did everyone read it? I don’t want to deny it, but acknowledge itstead. I don’t like those type of fairy-tale-television-style proposals! Getting on one knee, roses, crying – that is not my style at all! You guys don’t understand me at all!”

However, Florinda did not address the rumor of the wedding taking place at the end of the year.

Florinda is no stranger to controversy. She has been linked to numerous men in the past, including many heirs and celebrities in Hong Kong, including Pakho Chau (周柏豪). In the end, she shocked many by choosing Joel, who is 12 years her senior without a definitive career.

At 23 years old, is Florinda too young to know what true love is? Or has her privileged background already prepared her for what is ahead?

Source: Ming Pao, Ming Pao

This article is written by Natalie for JayneStars.com.

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  • Readers' Comments (20)

    1. Funn Lim says:

      Why the articles kept talking about his ex wife when I thought they divorced a long time ago? and yes 23 years old is much too young to marry, especially to a male version of a gold digger.

      • Jayne says:

        Funn,
        Joel and his ex-wife, Penny, divorced last year, allegedly after he met Florinda. So not that long ago.

        • Gar says:

          Divorcing your wife in order to move up in status and wealth??? *sigh* What has the world come to?

        • lol says:

          Joel not only divorced his wife, he also abandoned his long friendship with Sharon and Christine Ng, and his acting career in TVB to pursue a life with Florinda. I can see Joel marrying into the Ho family.

        • jen says:

          yeah, Joel is a gold digger is what he is.
          He is so cheap and if he does marry into Ho family then his plan has gone well.

      • HeTieShou says:

        Yea,23 is too young to marry but is not too young to fall in love. However, the fact that he divorced his wife just to be with her already gives everyone a very bad impression of Joel and their relationship. The way that they flaunt it like Moses and Amiee is annoying too…

        • lol says:

          Sharon and Christine are mad at him now for cutting their friendship after he gets Florinda. I don’t know what to think of this man.

      • Anon says:

        Is Joel Chan that much gold digger? I heard he has a gym business.

      • Malvis says:

        “She felt that Joel did not have a steady career ” ..he has no career but is focused on getting what he wants.

    2. TVBFanatic says:

      What is it with the fake glasses? Is this all the new rage or something? boggles the mind.

      • Seanshine says:

        My guess is shes probably trying to hide the ugly! When youre that hideous you need all the money in the world to BUY your man. Enough said.

    3. Littlegalpal says:

      “Florinda should focus on her career” “She brought Joel with her to Europe, for months at times, to build her fashion empire” she have a career?…hmmmm going shopping in Europe is not building a fashion empire…lol.

    4. elin says:

      omg little galpal exactly… but i dont thnk joel is a gold digger… suppsedly hes quite wealty himself…

      • hello says:

        quite wealthy, but not asia’s top 50? wealthy families.
        if you compare $ to $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

        then joel does seem like the gold digga

    5. AC says:

      Do they have pre-nups in Hong Kong?

    6. Flower says:

      It depends on how serious is the relationship and how much you have in common together. To me celebrities often sounded like they’re living in a lala land when they talk about serious issues they often don’t match up with reality. But with Florinda ‘s status and the way she responds to interviews she’s giving an me an impression of immature and a spoiled kid. Who knows I could be wrong however I still don’t have a good feeling about them because the way Joel ended his last relationship and how he gave up his career both inccidents are due to her. She’s not very smart getting herslef involved with Joel who is totally coming after her wealth. I just have this gut feeljng they will get married for two years and ended with a ugly divorce where Joel will get lots of cash…it’s all about securing his wealth for many years to come.

    7. Flower says:

      It s going to come to a time where Joel can’t keep up with Florinda’s impossible demands, high standards he’s going to want out but now it’s the beginning of his roller coaster ride so he still holding on tide…once they re married things will slowly turn ugly.

    8. Screamooh says:

      He wants that money. Nice they are Marty for a few years then he will divorce with florinda and then marry his ex wife again because that was the whole plan. Just kidding. I don’t see a future in them. Stanley hos hos are already fighting for his wealth n now the son n daughter in laws want some of it,

    9. lady gaga says:

      lets see how long the marriage is gonna last and if it does, CONGRATULATIONS but right now, i aint gonna congratulate Joel! Goodness me….she is only 23, plentiful future and meeting new ppl / guys / men in her life. By then, she would be bored of Joel or to turn the table around, Joel probably will get sick of situation where he stands next to nothing except being labelled as ‘gold digger’ who divorced his wife for Florinda Ho.

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