Ariel Lin has been taking a sabbatical from her red-hot acting career to pursue a lifelong dream to study abroad. Since September of 2013 she’s been in London doing a graduate program but has been updating her social media accounts regularly so her fans are still getting updates on her non-acting life as a regular student. I’ve also seen Ariel sightings in London such as on the Tube or in restaurants and she’s always dressed down and very low key. It’s lovely to see her able to finally live a dream that also affords her relative anonymity. She was a Korean languages major in college but she’s always loved the British Isles and when she released her first album all the pictures from the album lining were taken in England. She has a long time boyfriend who is a Taiwanese-American business named Charles Lin who lives in LA and they met while being paired up as a bridesmaid and groomsman at a wedding of their mutual friends. Last week the Taiwanese tabloids buzzed about Ariel being engaged after Charles flew to London in October to celebrate her birthday and reportedly popped the question and Ariel accepted the proposal. Word is the wedding is tentatively scheduled for the end of 2014 and will likely be in Taiwan. Of all the same generation Taiwanese actresses, one by one everyone is in serious relationships or getting hitched, such Barbie Hsu three years ago and she’s expecting her first child this year, Ella got married last year, and Cyndi Wang has Yao Yuan Hao. If Ariel ties the knot next year it’ll really feel like the end of an era as those young talented ladies all grow up before our eyes and step into the next stage of their lives. Some of the leading ladies seem like they might never settle down such as Ruby Lin or Chen Qiao En, and then there is Rainie Yang needs to stop dating boy toys like Prince and find her a smexy older man. If the news turns out to be true I’m thrilled for Ariel who has never dated an entertainment industry boyfriend and always gravitated towards very eclectic tastes in guys. Much as I’ve loved her onscreen chemistry with leading men like Joe Cheng and Bolin Chen I never thought she’d end up with another actor.