Fred Cheng and Stephanie Ho to tie the knot this year

3 Jan – Fred Cheng and Stephanie Ho recently surprised many by announcing that they are to be married soon.

As reported on Mingpao, the celebrity couple shared the good news of their engagement on social media with photos of them in formal wear. Stephanie could be seen wearing a diamond ring on her finger.

Fred wrote, "Husband to be! I'm very excited!" while Stephanie captioned her photos, "2020 bride to be."

The couple first announced their relationship back in April 2017, but not without its controversy. Stephanie bore the brunt of the fans' anger, with many accusing her of being the third party in Fred's relationship with former long-time girlfriend Lesley Chiang.

Nonetheless, the couple persevered, and the two even went on a holiday with their two families to Thailand last November.

In a previous interview, Fred admitted that he had plans to pop the question to Stephanie, though unsure when it would be.

(Photo source: Stephanie Ho Instagram)