Ekin Cheng's declaration to 'get married before the end of the world' is finally coming true, as the actor-singer declared at a party that he will wed longtime girlfriend Yoyo Mung next year.
Ekin and Yoyo have dated for the past six years and have been rumoured to marry a number of times. Ekin, 44, had once expressed that he did not wish to get married, but changed his stance in the last two years.
During his most recent four-day Light and Shadow Ekin In Concert in Hong Kong which wrapped up on August 27, Yoyo was seen supporting him every night both in the audience and backstage. Ekin had openly thanked her for her support and encouragement, saying that he would not have been able to hold such performances without her.
Members of the audience had pressured him, asking when he would tie the knot but Ekin, well known for keeping his personal life private, merely said, 'I will'.
At a celebratory party afterwards, he surprisingly opened up, announcing that the two had made wedding plans and will wed next year. He expressed, 'Of course I won't say (when exactly we'll get married!) Where will we wed? (We) haven't decided yet !“ we're people who decide based on our feelings.'
He then emphasised that marriage is between two people and will not go to the extent of proposing on stage, refusing to answer questions if he had proposed yet.
Yoyo was later asked over a phone interview if he had proposed to her, to which she gave the vague reply, 'He's done half of it, but will do the other half when he has time.'
She deflected further questions on their love life, expressing, 'I hope everyone focuses on his work as he puts a lot of effort into it, I hope our relationship doesn't overshadow it.'