Jay Chou says he will marry his 20-year-old girlfriend by January

Taiwanese singer Jay Chou performs at the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Formula One Concert 2012 on Sept 21, 2012. Jay Chou announced that he would be "a man of his word" and marry model Hannah Quinlivan before January next year. -- PHOTO: MYPAPER
Taiwanese singer Jay Chou performs at the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Formula One Concert 2012 on Sept 21, 2012. Jay Chou announced that he would be "a man of his word" and marry model Hannah Quinlivan before January next year. -- PHOTO: MYPAPER

Taipei - He once said he would be married at age 35, and yesterday, pop king Jay Chou announced that he would be "a man of his word" and marry model Hannah Quinlivan before his 36th birthday in January.

Speaking to the media at a Golden Melody Awards lecture, he said he had not yet popped the question because he is still conceptualising a special, romantic proposal, reported China Times.

A proposal in Europe, followed by a wedding on an island, is nothing new and he wants to do something different, he said.

He promised reporters that he would not wed secretly, saying: "I'll ask you to a meal, so you won't keep asking me this and that."

He has been linked to Quinlivan, who turns 21 in August, since 2011. Recently, they have gone on high-profile dates, including a trip to a night market in Kaohsiung, and another to Tamsui to see alpacas.

He said: "Even if you wear a mask, everyone knows it's you. Why wear it then?"

Once, they went out with his mother and her dog, as a family of four. Chou said it "felt pretty good" and he felt like having a baby.

However, asked if he is making a baby, he answered: "The time isn't ripe."

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