Waverly’s fiancé. He is very romantic in their relationship, and believes in the power of love despite Waverly’s hesitation to remarry after a failed first marriage. Rich reveals how ignorant he is about Chinese culture during an awkward dinner with Lindo and Tin, but eventually wins Waverly’s parents over with his enthusiasm.
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Part 3, Chapter 2: Four Directions
...then breaks down in tears. Lindo reveals that she knew about the engagement and thinks Rich is fine. Waverly reconsiders all her assumptions about her mother, and suddenly understands her for... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 4: Best Quality