Reporters have paid close attention to Joel Chan’s (陳山聰) whereabouts since his break-up with Florinda Ho (何超雲) in April.
While his ex-girlfriend was spotted numerous times enjoying life with friends, Joel was nowhere to be seen.
According to an article in Popular Asians, finally, he accepted an interview a few days ago and announced he is happy with his life and has found a new career outside the entertainment industry.
Joel was spotted heading home from work in a suit and a pair of sunglasses. He carried seemingly heavy bags up to his apartment in Kowloon Bay.
When he noticed reporters nearby, he waved at them in a friendly manner and announced he is going to Macau to visit his father.
He said: “I have a new career now, and I don’t need to depend on my elder brother! This has been my aim. I’ve always been apart from my brother in terms of careers, and I’ve never helped him.
"If I had meant to lend him a hand, then I wouldn’t have entered the entertainment industry a few years back! Family is family, and we don’t have any issues when it comes to dealing with money.”
Joel revealed he also never helped write for his sister-in-law’s magazines in Macau. He has his own job and liked to keep things separate from family members.
When asked what his new career is, Joel replied, “I’m no longer within the entertainment industry. I really don’t want to reveal anything, because I don’t want it to affect the company I’m working for and my colleagues.
"I’m just a normal person right now doing normal things. It doesn’t matter what [reporters] say about me. It’s okay as long as I stay happy.”
How is Joel’s life after his break-up? He stated firmly, “I don’t have to drive around a sports car or live in a huge house. I’m very happy right now.”
Joel announced if he decides to return to the entertainment industry one day, he would be sure to inform everyone. However, he has no such plans at the moment.
After breaking up with Florinda, Joel’s hobbies have changed as well. When he has time, he would go out for runs to keep his body fit.
Next year, he is planning to participate in a marathon. Joel said proudly, “At first I wanted to run in order to practice breathing skills, but I soon became addicted!”