Elva Hsiao reportedly dating Tom Cruise lookalike after break-up with S'porean boyfriend

Singer Elva Hsiao is in love again after nursing her wound of breaking up with Singaporean businessman Elroy Cheo in the middle of last year.

Taiwan media reported last week that her new rumoured beau is a Tom Cruise look-alike named Michael. According to reports, Michael, joined Hsiao's fashion label Carry Me as the general manager and consultant in the beginning of this year.

They drew closer to one another after working together in the business.

Micheal, who is reportedly 40 years old and fluent in Mandarin, used to study in Taiwan in his youth. They were introduced to each other by Hsiao's friend, fashionista and socialite Janet Yang, who wanted to shake off Hsiao's blues after she parted ways with Cheo, reported Apple Daily.

Michael, who holds a master's degree from a business school in Los Angeles, is also Yang's ex-classmate.

Rumours of the singer's new romance began to spread after Hsiao's night out with Michael and a female friend. While the 36-year-old was seen chatting with her female friend, eyewitnesses noticed that he was transfixed on her the whole night.

When quizzed by the media about her new relationship, Hsiao reportedly said she has become more "cautious' after what happened to her.

"Nothing is certain for now," replied Hsiao, who had expressed her desire to get hitched even after her break-up with Cheo.

Ex-boyfriend Cheo has apparently given his blessings, "hoping that everything goes well for Elva, and I'm happy for them", according to Apple Daily.

Friends of the singer have kept mum about her new beau but noted that she is now focusing on her new album and expanding her Carry Me fashion business in China.

chenj@sph.com.sg