Before we get to the main point of our story about a seemingly unattainable relationship goal, let’s just something out of the way.
Does Ariel Lin ever age?
She turns 38 this year, by the way
Right, back to business. The Taiwanese actress recently gave an interview with a fashion magazine, where she opened up about her marriage to her husband of almost six years, Taiwanese-American businessman Charles Lin.
According to Ariel, she and Charles have actually “known of each other’s existence” since they were about 15 or 16 years old. Their friends even attempted to match-make them by deliberately getting them to sit together whenever they went out for meals. But all their efforts were in vain as Ariel says they just weren't attracted to each other then.
Or at least, Ariel didn’t
It wasn’t until they were both assigned bridesmaid and groomsmen duty at Ariel’s cousin’s wedding in 2011 that sparks began to fly.
“We started to spend more time with each other discussing all the wedding details, and I realised that [Charles] is actually a very caring and attentive person,” she gushed. “He also treats others really well, which is a rare quality in people these days!”
We wonder if it started with a kiss?
In December 2014, Ariel and Charles tied the knot, and they've been living happily ever after.
No, really. According to Ariel, she and Charles have not had a single quarrel since getting hitched.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that everything has been a complete bed of roses — they just know how to deal with issues when they arise. “In a marriage, both parties must be considerate and want each other to be happy,” she mused. “If seeing your partner happy makes you happy as well, then you would be willing to do whatever it takes to come up with a solution to your problems together.”
The couple that skinny-dips together...
This is apparently the secret to their very peaceful marriage, but Ariel adds that having similar principles and personalities helps a lot, too.
“When we are rational, we are very rational; when we are emotional, we are very emotional,” she says. “I believe that having shared values makes it much easier to have a long-lasting marriage.”
Photos: ELLE Taiwan, PBE Media, Ariel Lin’s Facebook