It's not often that you see showbiz relationships that withstand the test of time. But Christine Fan and Blackie Chen have bucked the trend and they recently celebrated their 20th year anniversary as a couple.
What an adorable family
The pair dated for 10 years before he proposed in February 2010 during an NBA game. They got married a year later and now have twin boys, River and Ryan, who are five.
The past year has been really rough for Christine, who started getting trolled by netizens when sheblasted the Taiwanese government for temporarily halting the export of masks. Things got so bad that she ultimately had to take a social media hiatus. Even after that, every post she made has been dissected and criticised by her haters.
Thankfully, she's had Blackie by her side.
On November 11, she uploaded a long post where she talked about “being human, making mistakes, being questioned, challenged, misunderstood and attacked”.
“As long as you’ve made a mistake, you should reflect on your actions and apologise. You also need to be prepared to be scrutinised by the public. No matter how bad it gets, you need to grit your teeth and bear it and do what you think is right without being affected by the factors around you," she added.
Admitting that she is still learning how to accept her faults with grace, she thanked Blackie for being “the best life coach [she] could ever have."
"For encouraging me, rooting for me, and reminding me that I should forgive myself. [You] gave me the chance to take a breather and the strength to not be affected by others.”
She then ended her post with: “Come what may, we have each other. No matter what happens, I’ll always respect you and be with you for the next 20 years and beyond.”