Contrary to earlier photographic evidence, Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) flat out denied claims that he and Ankie Beilke (貝安琪) are an item.
After Ruco and Ankie were photographed attending friend Louis Cheung’s (張繼聰) concert together last week, many fans have waited anxiously to find out whether TVB’s top bachelor is finally taken.
While the two initially praised each other highly and left dating possibilities as an option, Ruco seems to have changed his tune this week, insisting that Ankie is only a good friend.
The Internet is abuzz with speculations soon after their outing was exposed.
Although many fans are happy for the good-looking couple, some are skeptical about the timing of the news, seeing it as a means to promote Ruco and Ankie’s current TVB series Brother’s Keeper <巨輪>.
Still others are determined to generate further controversy, claiming that Ruco has already married in Malaysia.
While Ruco easily laughed off the marriage allegations, he remained cautious when asked if he and Ankie are currently dating, saying “Of course not! We were at Louis’s concert with a big group that day!”
Meanwhile, Ankie once again made headlines this week when she and actor Carl Ng (吳嘉龍) were spotted shopping together in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Son of comedy actor Richard Ng (吳耀漢), Carl has already appeared in dozens of films since 2000 and is currently single.
A well-built man of mixed Chinese/British heritage and fluent in multiple languages, 37-year-old Carl seems like a suitable man for Ankie based on their similar backgrounds.
Whether Ankie has given her heart to Ruco or Carl remains to be seen. Even though Ruco is now denying the dating gossips, his earlier frequent Weibo exchanges with Ankie revealed a rare interest that he has seldom shown past female co-stars.
Changing his hopeful tone last week to a more guarded response, is Ruco fearful of either losing a potential love or damaging his rising career?