Actor Terence Cao's former flame and the mother of his 2-year-old daughter has said, "as long as he is not married, I will continue to wait for him".
In a phone interview with Lianhe Wanbao, 27-year-old Miss Shi Mei added, "I will wait till I'm 30; when I'm in my 30s I'll wait till i'm 40, and when I'm 40, I'll wait till I'm 50. No matter how long, I will wait."
According to an AsiaOne report, her comments come after the 46-year-old actor told the media that he can only be "good friends for life" with Ms Shi.
He also said in media reports that he yearns to find someone special to be by his side, "but I'm not thinking about all the complications. A lot of things happen because I handled them with an irresponsible attitude."
Ms Shi says she respects Cao's decision, and is willing to remain as friends if that is what he wants, reported Wanbao.
Ms Shi told Wanbao she is currently working as a waitress at a restaurant to make ends meet. She works from 2pm till midnight, and has only one day of rest a week.
Ms Shi also admitted that she has had suitors pursuing her, but because she has adopted the mentality that she is "a mother of child", she rejected their advances.
"He (Cao) is still in my heart, and my life revolves around our daughter, I will not consider anyone else," said Ms Shi resolutely.