When netizens spotted Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming with girlfriend Angelababy during their trip to Maldives, rumours swirled that the 36-year-old had booked an underwater restaurant at Anantara Kihavah Villas resort for his wedding proposal.
The two, who have been dating since 2010, have been continuously plagued with marriage rumours and were even reported to have secretly registered for marriage in 2012, but it all turned out to be nothing more than hearsay.
The model-turned-actress was introduced to Xiaoming’s parents in 2013 and seemed to have grown close to them, joining them on trips to Tokyo and Seoul. Xiaoming even gave her a black Lamborghini convertible as a birthday gift this year.
When approached, the couple’s managers declined to comment on Xiaoming’s upcoming “proposal” in Maldives until the actor cleared the air on Weibo.
“Lately, I have not been filming but my life has been written like a drama by others. And I, as the male lead, cannot even imagine it. This trip to Maldives was to bring my parents on a holiday, not to propose! I have never proposed before either. Filming will begin for me in August and I want to bring my parents to more places. Maybe because I’m getting old, I feel like there is too little time for my family. Perhaps the best gift in this world is spending time together.”
There have been speculations that Xiaoming had plans to propose yesterday (July 14) but changed his mind after the secret was leaked.