Photos: International star Shu Qi is secretly married in a surprise wedding
Taiwanese actress Shu Qi's sudden wedding has caught fans and media by surprise. The beautiful actress has reigned in Chinese cinema for years with a huge international fan following. A popular media topic about her has been her love life. How did The Transporter actress manage to hide her super secretive wedding with actor-director Stephen Fung from the public? Check out the happy couple in these fun photos celebrating their wedding.
Shu Qi and Hong Kong actor-director Stephen Fung have been friends for 20 years, and they started dating 4 years ago. They tried to hide their romance but were caught by the paparazzi, and they continued to be very low-keyed and evn vague about their dating status. When the 40-year-old actress was recently asked about wedding plans, she answered, "I've had many weddings (in movies) already."
On September 3, Shu Qi suddenly announced that the couple were married. She and 42-year-old Stephen Fung have been in the Czech Republic, where Stephen is directing the film The Adventurers, starring Shu Qi, Andy Lau, and famous French actor Jean Reno.
These lovely and joyful photos were released along with the announcement:
It was later revealed that she was wearing a recycled bridal gown, given to her by H&M two years ago. Very few people knew about their wedding. Her wedding photographer even thought it was a joke when he was first told of the plans last month. Reportedly they got married in Prague and Shu Qi's mother was present, but the couple did not reveal the exact date of their wedding.
The announcement is very casually phrased, titled "Wedding Announcement..." with the rest reading like a new age poem.
"Hmm, yes, our wedding is this simple. Hmm, yes, our wedding outfits are very casual. Hmm, yes, our decision is sudden."
"Hmm, yes, we won't hold any wedding banquet or party. Hmm, yes, we've known each other for 20 years and been in love for 4 years."
"Hmm, yes, I am marrying her without regrets. Hmm, yes, we've decided to entangle with each other for the rest of our lives."
"Hmm, yes, we are married. Thanks to the all those who love us."
"You can make any mistake, but just don't ever let go of the one who loves you."
A cute note was added at the end of the announcement, "P.S. Currently not pregnant."
After the wedding announcement, Stephen answered simply with a brief message on his Weibo account: "Thanks to the blessings from friends and the media. Still rushing to film in the forest. Thank you all so much!"
September has turned out to be a most romantic month. It started with Peter Ho (Summer's Desire) finally setting down with his secret girlfriend of 9 years, as well as Korean stars announcing dating relationships. Shu Qi and Stephen Fung's wedding also brings to mind the recent wedding of Shu Qi's best friend Ruby Lin marrying Wallace Huo, as both couples went from long-time friends to lovers.
Congratulations to Shu Qi and Stephen Fung!
May everyone meet his/her soulmate and live happily ever after!
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