There were more cries than cheers when the paparazzi dropped photos of Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) having a hill-top dinner date with former Miss Hong Kong contestant Phoebe Sin (單文柔) inside his own car. Fans didn’t know how to react to the possible romance, and Phoebe’s fame rose overnight. The rumored couple have also been caught shopping for furniture, and tabloid sources were quick in sharing the juicy new deets.
It wasn’t a pretty sight when the news first broke. Phoebe’s social media was bombarded with negative comments by Ruco fans. According to a source, the A Fist Within Four Stars <城寨英雄> actor had to meet up with TVB management to explain the situation, in which he allegedly told TVB executive Virginia Lok (樂易玲) that he is dating Phoebe.
But whether or not that report holds true, Ruco did offer an official explanation to his rumors with Phoebe. The actor denied being in a relationship, but did not deny the possibly of dating her—in fact, Ruco very much hinted that he is interested in starting a relationship with her.
He said, “She already caught my eye when she was still competing in the Miss HK pageant. I don’t know if she admires me the same way I admire her, but I find her very talented, and also a very, very good-natured girl. She’s given me a lot of advice as a stylist. She also likes exercising, and has an interest in acting. I feel very comfortable around her. Maybe we can date. I am not married yet, so I have a possibility with anyone.”
In regards to the dinner date he had with Phoebe a few weeks ago, Ruco said, “There were many people that night, so we ultimately decided to buy food and eat it in the car. I’m not married nor am I dating. This is very typical social behavior. Nothing happened that night!”
Ruco explained that Phoebe was helping him with some outfit designs for his upcoming show, and she wanted to show him some samples. The “date” was very last-minute—if Ruco’s flight to Beijing wasn’t postponed, it wouldn’t have happened at all.
The actor added that he does not want the reporters to disturb Phoebe, and apologized to her. “It’s not like we were going to an hourly hotel. [The tabloids] wrote it as if we were cheating with each other! This incident has affected Phoebe Sin, so I really want to apologize to her. If there’s anything you want to know, just ask me!”
Ruco met Phoebe over half a year ago, when she was competing for the 2016 Miss Hong Kong Pageant. Ruco, who was a star judge at the time, was very vocal about appreciating Phoebe’s looks and talents in front of the judging panel. He picked out #10 (Phoebe’s number) several times during the night’s competition.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.