Li Chen puts a ring on Fan Bingbing’s finger on her 36th birthday

He has finally popped the question.

Against a sea of pink roses, Li Chen got down on one knee before Fan Bingbing and slipped a ring onto her finger during her 36th birthday party.

The 38-year-old Chinese actor shared the good news on his Weibo page in the early hours of Saturday (Sept 16) with the accompanying caption: “Us, forever…” that was sweetly echoed by “Forever, and ever” on his fiancee’s Weibo page.

According to Chinese media reports, the proposal took place at an intimate dinner party filled with pink and white blooms as well as six fondant cakes decorated with Fan’s favourite cats.

Fan wrote on Weibo the following day: “I feel that my life is complete. I don’t want the stars in the sky, just happiness in life. I am very blessed.”

In her post, she also thanked those who gave the couple their blessings.

It was a great week for the actress at work too, as she had just clinched Best Actress award for her role in I Am Not Madame Bovary at 31st Golden Rooster Awards.

Some sharp-eyed netizens started discussing the size of the sparkler on her ring finger Photo: Weibo

Meanwhile, some sharp-eyed netizens started discussing the size of the sparkler on her ring finger at the awards show. But it is not clear whether that was her engagement ring.

Fan also dropped hints that Li was husband material. She revealed in a Taiwanese talk show last year that he would be her last boyfriend.

The celebrity couple was reported to have fallen in love while filming the TV series The Empress of China in 2014. And ever since Li and Fan announced that they were dating in May 2015, there have been numerous rumours of the couple getting engaged.

There’s no word when exactly they’ll be getting hitched, but many people are expecting the couple to hold a grand wedding.

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