Although romantically linked for ten years, 37-year-old Wallace Huo (霍建華) and 40-year-old Ruby Lin (林心如) remained only as good friends for many years. However, at the beginning of January this year, their friendship finally blossomed into romance. The couple made the dating announcement on May 20, delighting many fans.
Wallace wrote on social media, “I hope to receive everyone’s well wishes” and tagged Ruby in the post. Ruby wrote, “It turns out happiness was this close by! Thanks everyone for your blessings. I’m doing great.”
Secretly Dating for Years?
Ruby had previously dated Jimmy Lin (林志穎) and director Stanley Tong (唐季禮), while Wallace’s only publicly acknowledged relationship was with Joe Chen (陳喬恩).
It was reported that Wallace first fell for Ruby while filming 2006’s Sound of Colors <地下铁>. However, Ruby was involved in another relationship at the time. Tabloids claimed that Ruby and Wallace started dating in 2009, after Ruby ended her previous romance.
When Ruby produced her first television series The Glamorous Imperial Concubine <倾世皇妃> in 2011, she cast Wallace as the male lead. They worked well together and generated onscreen sparks. After the popular broadcast of the drama, Ruby and Wallace’s pairing was well received.
In 2012, reports claimed that Ruby and Wallace have been secretly living together for four years. However, Ruby responded that they were only friends at the time and joked, “We will talk about it when you have our dating pictures!”
In March of this year, Ruby was still eager to preserve the privacy of her dating relationship with Wallace. At an awards ceremony, she smiled and said that she was only friends with Wallace and will not think of romance.
However, Ruby’s manager Miss Tan finally shed light on the timing of the couple’s romance, “Both of them were always good friends. They started dating after Ruby’s birthday [in January]. Thanks everyone for your concern.”
Although Ruby is already 40 years old, marriage is not a priority for her at this time. Prior to announcing her romance with Wallace, Ruby had commented in an earlier interview, “Since I was in my twenties, I have never thought about marriage. I’m pretty sure that I won’t get married. Two people being together doesn’t require a [marriage certificate], as things may change at any time. Love requires keeping things fresh, how you maintain a relationship is more important than marriage.
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.