Putting her wedding on hold due to her tax evasion scandal, 37-year-old Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) will reportedly tie the knot with 39-year-old Li Chen (李晨) in February 2019, with plans to retire from the entertainment industry.
Needing to pay back Chinese tax authorities 883 million yuan, Fan Bingbing has been keeping a low profile since the scandal outbreak in June. She has been missing from all promotions and virtually absent from the entertainment scene. She has been dropped from endorsement deals from major sponsors. Putting all her work on hiatus and having dramas pulled from airing, Fan Bingbing’s career outlook is unclear at the moment.
Spotted with her mother in Beijing earlier, it was speculated that Fan Bingbing is planning to have her wedding on February 2 and will retire from the entertainment industry after marriage.
Ever since Li Chen proposed to Fan Bingbing last September during her birthday party, the couple has been frequently showing off their love up until Fan Bingbing’s tax fraud. The scandal did not split apart the lovers, and only strengthened their bond. Li Chen wrote a short Weibo post supporting his fiancée, “No matter what problems we encounter, we’ll face them together.”
Many fans left heartfelt messages wishing the couple a very happy marriage; although they will miss Fan Bingbing, they will be happy to see her live a quiet life behind the cameras. After working for 21 years in the entertainment industry, Fan Bingbing has amassed a 7 billion yuan fortune and can lead a luxurious life without ever having the need to work again.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.