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Florinda Ho to Marry Joel Chan in 2013; $400 Million Dowry Provided

By on October 3, 2012

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TVB actor, Joel Chan (陳山聰), may have ascended to the enviable position as casino tycoon, Stanley Ho’s (何鴻燊), future son-in-law. Rumored to have divorced his ex-wife for Florinda Ho (何超雲) last year, Joel will allegedly get married with the wealthy heiress at the end of 2013.

Since Joel and Florinda announced their high-profile relationship, the Hong Kong media often speculated when wedding bells would occur. Joel and Florinda often shared their dating and vacation photos online, as well as the lavish gifts they bestowed upon each other. According to Next Magazine, the couple’s year-long relationship has finally culminated in wedding plans next year, with the blessing of the Ho family.

Dubbed as the 13th richest man in Hong Kong with assets worth more than $2 billion USD, Stanley Ho reportedly purchased a new luxury house for Florinda and Joel’s use after their marriage. The new mansion is reportedly worth $400 million HKD and is located on Island Road in Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong.

Florinda and Joel share a deep passion for luxury designer goods, in which the couple will allegedly finance a new fashion business together.

With Joel’s flourishing “second career,” the 35-year-old actor was accused of taking long vacation breaks from TVB and neglecting his acting duties. Joel reportedly has cold relations with TVB management and has has not acted in a TVB drama for more than a year since The Last Steep Ascent <天梯>.

Source: Next Magazine #1178 via ihktv.com

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  • Readers' Comments (67)

    1. aptos says:

      Hopefully Joel does not get too confident and count his chickens before the eggs are hatched…anything can happen between now and the day of the wedding…

      • HeTieShou says:

        Yea but even after you get married, it is not a guarantee for life since you constantly have to work hard to have a long, happy and lasting marriage…

        • aptos says:

          Of course, one step at a time, even after marriage…nothing is permanent except for death and taxes.

    2. vtechbaby88 says:

      I don’t really care about his love life I just think its a little waste that he stopped acting. He has the potential to go far and make a career out of acting.

      • Jen says:

        He doesn’t need a career anymore. Financially wise, he is set for life!

        • kiki says:

          exactly, that’s probably the ONLY reason he hooked up w/this girl. i mean come on, the girl is young and a bit on the chubby side but shes loaded and this guy is practically unknown so hes LUCKY to have a meal ticket. male gold digger hahaha LOL…

        • Kidd says:

          Josie Ho’s husband didn’t become filthy rich after marrying Josie. I don’t think Mr.Ho will accept a son in-law whose career is just marrying and babysitting his daughter.

        • HeTieShou says:

          I guess you guys all forgot that the legendary Bruce Lee’s mom was also from the Ho family. His father did not become rich and had to work hard as well. He had to too..

        • Josie says:

          But Josie Ho doesn’t seem as materialistic as the 2 youngest sisters. Florinda seems like the type who sweet talks her dad a lot. Remember her and her mom holding press con last time when the family was inter-fighting.

      • HeTieShou says:

        I think it is such a waste that he did not continue with his career.He may regret it down the line if things don’t go as smoothly as he hopes.

        • Bridget says:

          HTS, do you know whether he is actually ‘leaving’ the biz?

        • HeTieShou says:

          I actually do not know for sure just like everyone else, I am just guessing and speculating… Who knows for sure if he is or not?? Even if he announced that he was, he can easily change his mind in the future since who knows what can happen in the future??

      • Larry 3 says:

        Well, its too bad, thats probably his choice.

      • yina says:

        yea i agree. finally he made himself known in the tvb dramas. i hope he doesn’t throw this huge opportunity away. what is a man without his own identity?

    3. lady gaga says:

      call me evil but i hope the girl D U M P S him! Not sending my blessings to him anyway (tho he doesnt need anyway)

    4. Funn Lim says:

      And he was really good in The Last Steep Ascent . A pity he has chosen a life as a “socialite”

      • shu says:

        the thing is does he really loves her or is it all about the money? but anyway he is very convincing in playing evil character.

        • Funn Lim says:

          I think he is infatuated with her.

        • Bridget says:

          I also think they share similar interests. Doesn’t Florinda Ho own / run some kind of fashion boutique? Also know Joel Chan is very interested in fashion. I remember watching an interview of Raymond Lam (who is actually good friends with Joel) and he complained that Joel always nags him about his “whatever” attitude towards his fashion and that Joel often buys him clothes to try to get him to dress differently.

        • Bridget says:

          Oh, I wonder whether they’ll do a pre-nup? Actually… do HK people even do pre-nups???

        • Funn Lim says:

          Question is not do they do pre nups which I am sure they will. The question is is pre nups legally enforcable in HK?

        • Bridget says:

          Funn, I have no idea whether they are or not.

    5. lol says:

      Congratulations to Florinda and Joel Ho.

    6. mito says:

      Maybe he can do some cameo in movies?

    7. Michael says:

      Talk about gambling. If she dumps him, he will literally have nothing. The guy is taking a huge gamble here and the odds look quite good right now.

    8. Primrose says:

      Joel is a good actor. But one that TVB (in its usual failure in recognising talent) didn’t promote. Probably he got sick and tired of waiting for his big break that he thought marrying a rich girl is a better move.

      • AC says:

        Just because they didn’t give Joel first lead roles, it doesn’t mean they didn’t promote him. He had a lot of good roles and is a pretty good actor, but it’s obvious that he just doesn’t like to work hard and rather spend his time wooing a wealthy heir.

        • Primrose says:

          But if you are promoted, you will be given lead roles, no? Joel is always playing second fiddle, although he shines in his roles. Look at Pierre Png. Same case. Good actor but always reduced to playing second lead. But you are absolutely right in saying Joel doesn’t like to work hard.

    9. gwen says:

      it is always the girl that marry for money.joel is one of the few i heard off dumping his wife to go after a rich girl..a good gamble but anything can happen between now and the wedding..hope he is smart enough to start reaping his reward

    10. TVBFanatic says:

      I wish him nothing but happiness, but from my own personal view, going to miss watching him in dramas. He was one of the better male actors on TVB (i.e. he had talent, not just a smile…)

    11. Terminator says:

      I guess Joel Chan has become HK’s newest “Powerball” (mega lottery in the US) winner. LOL!! I like how the media has coined this as his second career.

      But then, as someone has pointed out, anything can change from now till then. Some other HK tycoon has offered up $500 million for someone to court his lesbian daughter. Maybe Joel might head for “greener” pasture.

    12. happybi says:

      I like him as an actor so it’s sad he doesn’t act anymore. I hope he truly loves her though so that they will have a good marriage.

    13. Charbydis says:

      Joel may have talent as an actor but if did neglect his work to go on trips to babysit his GF, then I question his acting passion and professionalism.

      Good luck to Joel and Florinda, but they have a long way to go, even after marriage. She’s only in her 20’s, she still has plenty of youth and time to make other choices but his acting career and reputation has gone down the drain.

    14. Bridget says:

      Not surprised at the news, hoping they do make it regardless of intentions. Btw wtf is Florinda wearing in the above photo? Looks horrible.

    15. Hannah says:

      I don’t think Joel would “suffer a whole lot” if Florinda dumps him. Isn’t he from a rich family? Obviously, not as rich as Florinda, but he’ll be fine. He’ll just go back to how life was like before his acting career.

      • HeTieShou says:

        That’s true and honestly,TVB may still take him back but he will probably have to start at square one…

        • Hannah says:

          Acting was an interest for him. I feel like Joel was in it for the fame and spotlight. Too bad. He was had a lot of potential.

        • TVBFanatic says:

          Joel was the only thing worth watching in CotRH. He was the only thing that made that show watchable IMHO…

    16. Aiya says:

      Wow wow!….A Ho with money! Very nice! How come the HOs at my neighbourhood aren’t this rich? I want to marry a rich Ho too!

    17. Critique says:

      Any odds from Ladbroke

    18. vivien says:


    19. hcfoo says:

      I can see a lot of jealous people in here.

      Congrats to the couple!

    20. rene says:

      Wat a weird dress she’s wearing.
      A mummia dress???

      • kiki says:

        i know, looks like shes afraid to go overboard. weird taste and w/that hairdo is she trying to be like marilyn monroe or something? hahaha

    21. elin says:

      cgrats.wats up wth her dress.it looks like a strait jacket..

    22. Pvt. Joker says:

      Congrats and enjoy eating that soft rice at the banquet…

    23. M says:

      It is his talent in acting that won him the trust of Florinda. He will be acting for the rest of his life. Not easy pleasing the rich.

    24. smile says:

      okay….someone prior mentioned she was fat? My goodness….asian standards = skin and bones? Good greef people!

      Whatever, the cases wish them luck it’s not easy to keep a good relationship going…especially in this high profile one. We shall see weither he made the right choice of dumping his poor wife for this wealthy chickling. :P

    25. Hannahh says:

      Congratz, hope they last!

      Joel is quite a good actor and i like him in ‘The Last Steep Ascent’

    26. ita says:

      no comment of her fashion sense. Can understand being different. But her fashion sense just plain ugly. Same goes to Joel.

    27. Abby Chin says:

      Wasted. For Joel Wong. He’s pretty good in acting and maybe we will get to see him if as the first line actor someday if he didn’t get married to Florinda. Oh well, gotta miss his acting!
      Right now, he doesn’t need to do anything tho. Hopefully they’ll last

    28. Fox says:

      So Joel will move from fulltime dating job to fulltime marriage job?

      • TVBFanatic says:

        Which, given the money involved, probably means from full time party time to full time party time. :P

        • nomad 822 says:

          >>> So Joel will move from fulltime dating job to fulltime marriage job?

          >>> Which, given the money involved, probably means from full time party time to full time party time.

          Taking into account this is a dude who had to divorce his wife in order he could get into this fulltime dating job …
          And a fulltime party ‘employer’ who was willing to accept that in her employee …

          I wish them both the best for each other.
          Well deserved.

    29. Grace says:

      I hope Joel act part time for fun, he’s just getting really good. It’s possible to have a career & still stay married!
      Anyway congrats to the couple!!!!

      • HeTieShou says:

        I think he should still continue to act and maintain a career since that would be good for him. He also would not be accused to eating soft rice too.

    30. RLF Lover says:

      Watching The Last Steep Ascent now has actually made me realised how much I miss seeing Joel Chan. He may not always play likeable roles but someone has to play the bad guy right? I think he acts well and it’s a shame he completely compromised his career for a woman (although they are deeply in love).

      • HeTieShou says:

        Who knows, he may come back to acting?? I have a feeling he will regardless of how this relationship turns out…

    31. Erica says:

      um, unless I heard a confirm news that he has given up on the entertainment world, i bigger to different.

      Also, there is always someone out there looking for $$. If other female actress got married for money, male actor can also. Who cares, it’s their decision. If its fail, then it fail…

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