How long until we have a reality show modeled after Kept?
Shanghainese men, take heart – while the news usually focuses on Shanghai women getting it good from rich foreign lovers, this (now split) couple in Putuo gives us hope for some measure of equality: A wealthy Chinese American woman and her 20-year-younger boyfriend have just emerged from a court case involving BMWs, an apartment and a 5 million rmb (ultimately turned down) proposal:
Fu became Yang’s boyfriend in 2005 and was supported by the woman. In return, Fu was expected to accompany her all day when she stayed in Shanghai
Yang spent 580,000 yuan on a BMW and bought an apartment with a down payment of 560,000 yuan. Both the car and the apartment were registered in Fu’s name.
The apartment was registered in Fu’s name because foreigners are only allowed to buy one apartment in the city, the Putuo District People’s Court heard.
When Yang came to Shanghai during the World Expo last year, Fu asked to break up because another woman was willing to pay him 5 million yuan for his companionship.
Fu said their relationship could continue if Yang agreed to pay him 5 million yuan.
She sued to get back both the car and the apartment.
Sure, Fu had to return 220,000 to keep his BMW, but he got 370,000rmb in reimbursements for decorations in the apartment he didn’t buy and he’s now on the market again for another wealthy cougar to snap up! All you need is a good 5 million.