Being one of TVB’s most popular leading actors can come with its disadvantages, and Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) is definitely facing the brunt of it. According to a recent report, Ruco is claimed to be dating a former ATV actress, Teresa Lou (樓茜妮).
Ruco has been plagued with dating rumors since he shot to fame in 2011 with the popular TVB legal drama,The Other Truth <真相>. In 2012, while the 37-year-old was shooting Slow Boat Home <情越海岸線>, Ruco topped gossip headlines when it was rumored that costars Selena Li (李詩韻) and Lee Yee Man (李綺雯) were fighting for his affections. Around the same time, Ruco was rumored to be dating mainland Chinese actress Ma Su (马苏), with reports alleging that Ruco was the third party in her relationship with longtime boyfriend, Kong Linghui (孔令辉). Ruco dismissed all the rumors as false.
While promoting Brother’s Keeper <巨輪> last year, gossip columns speculated that Ruco and his costar, Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), were seeing each other. Claiming that the pair grew close on set, their dating rumors intensified when Linda was seen in Ruco’s car. Though they denied dating speculations, Ruco and Linda remained affectionate towards each other on the set of period drama The Apothecary <大藥坊>, which is currently shooting in Hong Kong.
Rumors with Teresa Lou
On January 15, 2014, Ruco’s friends hosted a birthday party for the actor in a hotel in Tseung Kwan O. An insider leaked to the press that Ruco went to the party with 36-year-old Teresa Lou, a former ATV actress and 1999 Miss Asia winner. The source suggested that Ruco cheated on Linda with Teresa.
Teresa, though born in Hong Kong, spent her childhood in the United States. In 1999, she debuted in the Hong Kong television industry after winning the Miss Asia crown and the Miss Photogenic award. In the five years she was with ATV, she only filmed six dramas. Disappointed in her career, she left ATV in 2004 and retired from the entertainment business. She is currently helping her father with his jewelry business. Teresa is extremely wealthy, and resides in a $30 million HKD mansion in Happy Valley. Reports say that she purchased the estate 10 years ago for $21.8 million HKD.
Ruco Chan Apologizes to Linda Chung
Ruco denied his rumors with Teresa in a recent phone interview, clarifying that she was just a good friend whom he has not seen in over seven years. Ruco explained that he had recently met up with many of his former ATV colleagues for a dinner gathering.
He also apologized to Linda Chung, expressing that he felt embarrassed for getting Linda involved in his rumors. He also made clear that he is not dating Linda, stressing that the two of them are just colleagues. “Linda and I have always been just colleagues. We’ve never started [dating]. I originally didn’t feel like I needed to clarify anything because the reports are nonsense, but now they are starting to affect others, and I am really sorry.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.