Why Lee Teng and Gina took so long to make their relationship official
We wondered out loud why his younger sister would introduce a friend to her brother – after all, not everyone would be open to that idea – but Lee Teng quipped, “I think she introduced us with the mindset that she’ll have a real-life drama unfolding in front of her eyes. She was very enthusiastic about setting us up, and you can say that she was our cupid.”
While Lee Teng and Gina have known each other for “four to five” years, they only officially became a couple in October.
“She’s not from showbiz, so part of the reason why we took so long to get together is because I’m very busy with work and couldn’t spend a lot of time together. She also couldn’t really understand how certain things in the industry work, so it took some mutual understanding for us to get to where we are today,” he explained.
Their friendship, which naturally progressed to a romantic relationship, saw the couple deciding on October 30 as their anniversary.
“It happened so naturally that we honestly don’t know when the ‘real’ anniversary is. There’s a reason behind October 30, but I can’t quite remember what it is right now,” he admitted with a sheepish laugh. “But of course, I did pop the ‘Will you be my girlfriend?’ question because I think this is a formality that is necessary, and it also gave the both of us a sense of security that we were on the same page.”
Apart from South Korea, where the photo Lee Teng posted was taken in – the couple has also gone on short getaways to nearby countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia.
Even when they went on dates in Singapore, they would hold hands in public as the host remarked that he doesn’t feel that he has anything to hide.
As for marriage plans, Lee Teng mused that they’re taking things one step of a time.
“We haven’t met each other’s parents yet and I don’t think there’s any rush for that. Personally, I’d like to get married before I turn 40, but we haven’t talked about it yet so I’m not sure what she thinks. The both of us are dating with the intention to get married, so that’s a discussion that we’ll probably have in the future.”
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