Tse hopes to cook for love

Hong Kong - In an interview for the February edition of China's Harper's Bazaar magazine, actor Nicholas Tse said he still believes in fairy-tale romance and hopes to cook for his true love.

His remarks, and those of singer Faye Wong in another interview last week, have taken on greater significance in the light of the news that the two have kissed and made up after 11 years apart, said Hong Kong newspapers yesterday.

Tse, 34, and Wong, 45, are said to have reconciled about six months ago. They were photographed last week in her apartment in Beijing.

In the February interview, Tse, whose divorce from actress Cecilia Cheung was finalised in 2012, was asked whether he was looking for a lover or a companion.

Apple Daily quoted him as saying: "I want it to be the same person. I'm the kind of person who still believes in fairy-tale love stories."

He also spoke about his fondness for older women. His girlfriends included Wong and singer Candy Lo, 39. Cheung is a few months older.

Tse said: "It's not deliberate. It's just that strange. And just because they are older than me doesn't necessarily mean I'm the one being taken care of. I find it relatively more difficult to communicate with little girls, and I think more mature boys will look for older sisters."

He spoke of the different stages of his life since joining show business: how he learnt to compose songs when he was dating Wong, learnt wing chun boxing when he was dating and married to Cheung, and learnt to cook after he divorced Cheung.

He said the past year had not been easy for him. "I had too much time after the divorce and so I learnt to cook."

Ming Pao quoted him as saying he had not had a chance to cook breakfast for a woman and was looking forward to doing so.

"The day I really cook breakfast will certainly be the day I've found true love because I'll make breakfast only for her."

He is said to have cooked for Wong in her apartment and she seems to have dominated two stages of his life, said Ming Pao.

Wong, who divorced actor Li Yapeng last year, sounded happy in her interview last week with China's Elle magazine. She said her life was good because "there's nothing especially difficult".

Waxing philosophical, she added: "An ideal life is not worrying about the last second and not worrying about the next second."

This article was first published on Sep 24, 2014.
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