Sora Ma reveals she's getting married, fiance's not from showbiz

PHOTO: Instagram/ soramayx

Even as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, important and joyous life events must continue, and Sora Ma dropped the bomb on Instagram yesterday (June 7).

The Singapore-based Malaysian actress uploaded a photo of her with a ring and a large bouquet of roses, with the caption "Wedding news".

"We met on April 29, 2012, and have been in love since March 2013," the 37-year-old wrote.

The Instagram post also included a short video clip that appeared to capture the moment just before her then-boyfriend popped the question.

In it, Sora was sitting on a sofa when she said in Cantonese to someone off-camera: "Eh! Why are you here?"

A man replied: "I'm helping to take photos."

As more people appeared in the room — all off-camera -— Sora said nervously: "Don't scare me. What's happening?"

"It's an important day today," a woman replied in Mandarin.

Then, a man strummed a guitar and broke into song, and the clip ended with Sora looking on in shock.

In an interview with 8world, Sora said her fiancé is eight years older than her and he is not from the entertainment industry. They were introduced to each other by a common friend after Star Awards 2012.

"Our relationship has passed the seven-year itch and he has treated me nicer and nicer ever since we got together. He didn't take our relationship for granted with the passing of time and he would also put me as the centre in many areas of his life," Sora said.

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She added the proposal actually happened in October 2018. He had booked a hotel room, lied to her that a filming session would take place there, and even invited her close friends from Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan to come to Singapore to witness the event.

And she was so shocked that she forgot to say 'yes'.

"He gave me the flowers and I thought the next step would be for me to stick my hand out because I acted in so many [of such scenes] in dramas," Sora explained.

She also said her mother, who's in Malaysia, hopes she can register her wedding in Singapore first and then hold the wedding in Malaysia when the pandemic eases. Sora intends to register her marriage this year.

kwokkarpeng@asiaone.com