Fann Wong and Christopher Lee tease each other affectionately
Together for 16 years, married for 9
Arguably Singapore’s most beloved power couple, their relationship is like a fairytale. The pair played onscreen lovers several times — the most notable one being Return Of The Condor Heroes (1998) — but fell in love and officially got together while working on Looking for Stars in 2000.
They were famously private about their relationship, only admitting to it three years later and going public together a year after that. They got hitched in 2009, and after fending off media scrutiny about their baby-making plans for five years, Fann gave birth to a boy named Zed, who is now four.
Fann and Christopher, whose latest collaboration Doppelganger (2018) saw them acting as onscreen lovers again after more than 10 years, are still very affectionate. Fann lovingly calls him her “ai ai” (love love, in Mandarin) or “baobei” (precious dear in Mandarin) on social media, and the pair often tease each other playfully and cheekily during interviews.
Zheng Geping and Hong Hui Fang do sweet things for each other
Married for 26 years
The down-to-earth couple have been together for over two decades, and still look blissfully happy. Be that as it may, it was not love-at-first-sight when the pair first met as colleagues at Mediacorp (formerly known as Singapore Broadcasting Corporation).
Back then, Ge Ping, who is three years younger, was still a rookie actor and didn’t think the Ah Jie would give him a second look. In fact, in interviews, Hui Fang admitted she thought he was an “Ah Beng” (slang for “hooligan”). Thankfully, they grew to like and subsequently love each other, after a chalet getaway with a few mutual friends saw them getting to know each other better.
They are now proud parents to two budding stars, Tay Ying, 22, and Calvert, 18. The pair say they try to keep the spark alive by being loving and continuing to see the good in each other. They make sure they set aside couple time and enjoy a glass of wine together at night after the children go to bed. It’s been said that “hunkle” Ge Ping tries to kiss her goodnight every night, while she bakes bread for him every morning. Everybody say: Aww.
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Chen Liping and Rayson Tan support each other through thick and thin
Married for 20 years
This old-timey couple have gone through both good times and bad (think Slim 10 saga), and are still going strong. They have a son Xavier, who was born in 2002.
Fun fact: They never took any official wedding photos because Liping had a phobia of wedding dresses, having worn too many of them for work. It was only in 2015, 17 years later, that they had wedding photos taken for the first time — for a drama. Incidentally, they played a married couple, complete with ‘wedding photos” in their first series together, Golden Shenton Way (1990), but this was before they started dating.
The pair are still really sweet, even after decades of married life. According to Liping, Rayson has also been incredibly supportive despite her weight struggles. Definitely a keeper!
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Xiang Yun and Edmund Chen share laughs with each other
Married for 29 years
Often touted as everyone’s favourite Caldecott Hill celeb couple, Xiang Yun was apparently attracted to Edmund when he sauntered on set with earphones on during the filming of their first drama together — a 1989 series about the traffic police.
She was also bowled over by his gentlemanly nature — he draped a towel over her after a scene in the rain. Their speedy marriage (they got hitched just three months after first meeting) reportedly caused quite a stir back then, but the feisty duo have since silenced all critics. They have two kids, son Yi Xi, 27, and daughter Yi Xin, 18.
Of course, the two have had their share of struggles and quarrels — there was once they got into such a big argument on set, the crew members quietly left! — but they always manage to work things out. They also make sure they spend time together as a family, such as travelling at least once a year. According to their children, Xiang Yun and Edmund like to joke around a lot, and are generally happy people. Goes to show, a couple that laughs together, stays together!
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Henry Golding and Liv Lo learn from their parents
Together for 7 years, married for 2
Thanks to the massive success of Crazy Rich Asians, the world all over is fast falling in love with this cool couple. It’s no secret that the two are crazy about each other, and have been for a long while.
Their love story began rather unconventionally — Liv, a fitness personality and model, had approached the actor in January 2011, while the pair were separately celebrating New Year’s Day with friends in a restaurant. She was curious about the “tall and handsome” man who seemed “really fun and down to earth”. They started dating, and four years later, he proposed while they were on holiday in Phuket, complete with a string quartet and champagne.
In 2016, they tied the knot in a magical ceremony in Golding’s hometown of Sarawak, Malaysia. Scroll through their respective Instagram accounts, and you’ll frequently see their travel snaps, photos of them goofing off together, or lovey dovey and affirming messages. The pair once said that they are inspired by their respective parents’ relationships — both sets have been together for more than 30 years.
On their second wedding anniversary in August this year, Henry posted the photo above with the following caption:
“What does our future hold? That I can’t be sure of, but one thing for certain is that it’s me and you against it all”
Raise your hand if you want whatever they have.
Priscelia Chan and Alan Tern maintain a strong foundation
MARRIED for 11 years
This adorable baby-faced couple met in 2002 while filming Springs of Life, and were best buddies for years until they got together in 2007. Priscelia frequently gushes about her actor-turned-businessman husband on social media and in interviews, expressing her gratitude on his love and patience towards her.
“Words cannot describe how thankful I am to God for blessing me with you — a love and marriage so true and strong. A husband who never despise me when I was going thru a sudden massive traumatic health ordeal for the past two years…But you still tell me I am beautiful in your eyes.” she wrote on Instagram.
The pair once said in an interview that the secret to a lasting marriage is love, communication, affection, respect and a good sense of humour. How sweet!
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Diana Ser and James Lye set aside couple time
Together for 23 years, married for 14
This good-looking couple is a match made in heaven. The former actress-turned-presenter and her actor-turned-banker husband first met in 1994 on the set of Showbuzz, before getting married in 2004 after a nine-year courtship. Proud parents of three children, Jake, 12, Christy, 10 and Jayme, 7, they are still lovingly affectionate. James, who doesn’t have Instagram, features heavily on Diana’s account — in fact, she joked in an interview that half the people who follow her are actually following him.
While she admits that they are both pretty busy and the kids are currently their priority, they make an effort to set aside couple time, such as taking a holiday, just the two of them, or going for a meal.
“We must accept that our notion of romance has evolved. There should be an acceptance that things have changed from the time we were dating. Now we connect on a different level. When play together with the kids, it’s deeply satisfying because you’ve built this family together,” she said in an interview with The Straits Times. Wise words.
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Pierre Png and Andrea de Cruz accept each other wholly
Together for 17 years, married for 15
Their romance is of epic proportions, involving selfless sacrifice, pain and surgery. Pierre first noticed Andrea when she was leaving a salon with a new hairdo. A few years later, they started dating after he bumped into her at a play. But in 2002, their love story hit some bumps in the road when Andrea suffered from liver failure after taking slimming pills Slim 10.
Pierre, who was her boyfriend at the time, donated part of his liver to her to save her life. Since then, she has been on anti-rejection medication, and the couple face a possibility that her body might reject the liver in future. Heartbreaking, but the pair are keeping their chins up.
While they have accepted that they will not have children of their own, Pierre has said that they are happy with their dogs and are still keeping the flame alive by being committed to each other and accepting each other’s flaws. Being spontaneous also helps, Andrea once said, because life is short. Hand us a tissue, please.
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Melody Chen and Randall Tan love each other unconditionally
Together for 11 years, married for 10
Melody and Randall first met on the set of TC skit series The Donny Lee Show in 1996, before acting as lovers in The Teenage Textbook Movie in 1998. But romantic sparks didn’t fly and they remained good buddies.
It was not until Randall was struck by the debilitating nerve disorder Guillian-Barre Syndrome in 2007 and was fighting for his life in the hospital that the pair realised their feelings for each other. After marriage, the couple went through nine years of trying for a baby, and suffered through a miscarriage and a failed IVF, before Melody delivered a pair of miracle twins, Reuben Michael Tan and Maegan Riley Tan in November last year (2017).
Melody frequently talks about their experience as parents to the #mezzarantwins, with adorable photos of the two of them handling a kiddo each. What an inspiration.
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