The decadent life of Angelababy, the 'Chinese Kim Kardashian'

Angelababy: rich, pretty, and famous
A decadent wedding
Angelababy: from Hong Kong to Cannes and Hollywood
Angela Yeung Wing
Fashion
From Shanghai to Hong Kong
First acting job
Award for
Reality show
Debut in Hollywood
Wedding
Huang Xiaoming
Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming
Expensive rings and wedding gown
31 million dollars
Businesswoman
Angelababy: Weibo Queen
Forbes 30 under 30
Philanthropy
Little Sponge
Famous and controversial
Plastic surgery scandal
No signs of incisions
Christian Dior
Support of the Chinese flag
Loyal to China
Marriage problems?
Xiaoming: shooting a film when COVID-19 broke out
Pandemic charity scandal
Wedding more expensive than COVID aid
Angelababy: net worth
Angelababy: rich, pretty, and famous

Angelababy is a Chinese model and actress whom Vogue dubbed 'the Kim Kardashian of China' in 2015.

A decadent wedding

The young woman drew international attention when she married Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming in a wedding that cost no less than 31 million in US dollars. It was the most expensive wedding ever known in China.

Angelababy: from Hong Kong to Cannes and Hollywood

She is cute, obscenely rich, and part of Hong Kong and China's jet set. What's the story of Angelababy?

Angela Yeung Wing

Angelababy was born in Shanghai as Angela Yeung Wing on 28 February 1989. Her mother is from Shanghai and her father from Hong Kong with half-German and half-Chinese descent.

Fashion

Angelababy grew up in style. Her father has a fashion business in Shanghai, and from a young age she was interested in clothes and modelling.

From Shanghai to Hong Kong

She moved to Hong Kong when she was thirteen. At the age of fourteen, she signed a contract with Style International Management. She then took on the stage name 'Angelababy'.

First acting job

Soon after signing up as a model, Angelababy tried her hand at acting too. She got supporting roles in several films before she landed her first leading role in 2011 with the film “Love You You.”

Award for "First Time"

Her performance in the romantic movie “First Time” (2012), with Mark Chao, won her the Most Anticipated Actress Award at the Chinese Film Media Awards. Here she is posing with actors Eddie Peng, Yuan Xiaochao, director Stephen Fung, and actor Andy Leung Ka-Fai.

Reality show

Angelababy became more widely known after she appeared in the reality show 'Hurry Up, Brother' in 2014.

Debut in Hollywood

In 2015, Angelababy made her debut in Hollywood with a minor role in 'Hitman: Agent 47'. A year later, she played a major supporting role in the sci-fi movie 'Independence Day: Resurgence.'

Wedding

Angelababy married her boyfriend Huang Xiaoming in 2015. More than her modelling and acting, it was this decadent wedding that put Angelababy on the worldwide celebrity map.

Huang Xiaoming

Her husband Huang Xiaoming is a highly acclaimed actor in Chinese cinema and TV. He is 11 years older than Angelababy.

Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming

The couple had been dating for several years, but the romance did not become public until 2014. Huang surprised his girlfriend that year with a HK$2.3 million Lamborghini for her birthday.

Expensive rings and wedding gown

Huang proposed to Angelababy with a Chaumet Josephine Aigrette Imperiale ring worth 8 million dollars, the Independent Singapore says. Her wedding ring was estimated at nearly 1.5 million dollars, and about Angelababy's satin Dior gown we know that it took five months to tailor it to her body.

31 million dollars

The wedding was live-streamed and noted all around the world. For a stunning 31 million dollars, the couple hired and decorated the Shanghai Exposition Center, invited 2,000 guests including celebs like Li Bing Bing and Jack Ma, and gave all of them a goody bag with a cell phone. Their wedding cake had a diameter of 3 meters and took 4 weeks to prepare.

Businesswoman

There's no doubt Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming are incredibly rich. The actress is an entrepreneur just like her father. She has invested in several businesses including a nail parlor, a café and a lifestyle store.

Angelababy: Weibo Queen

Angelababy has more than 100 million followers on social media. In fact, they declared her Weibo Queen and Weibo Goddess in 2014. She promotes brands like Adidas with footballer David Beckham and actress Kiko Mizuhara.

Forbes 30 under 30

In 2016, Forbes proclaimed Angelababy as one of the top 30 Asian music, sports, and film celebrities under the age of 30. (Here she poses in Cannes, France, with actress Shu Qi).

Philanthropy

Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming donated $2.5 million to a fund that helps university graduates start a business or seek employment. The actress also likes to invest in women’s lifestyle start-ups. She is the youngest person to have been included in the Hurun Philanthropy List.

Little Sponge

In January 2017, the celebrity couple had a baby boy. They call him "Little Sponge." Angelababy sometimes shows images of her son on Weibo. In 2020 her followers were amazed at the impressive height of the actress's 3-year-old, TodayOnline Singapore reports.

Famous and controversial

Although she is a rising 'global talent' according to Vogue, Angelababy has raised many eyebrows in China and Hong Kong due to a number of controversies.

Plastic surgery scandal

Angelababy was the center of a big scandal in 2012. A beauty clinic in Beijing claimed that she had had plastic surgery. The actress sued the clinic and a long legal battle followed.

No signs of incisions

The actress even had her face publicly examined by a doctor to prove that it had not been altered. The physician reported to the BBC that “Baby’s entire head and facial bones do not have any signs of incisions.”

Christian Dior

Angelababy is the face of Christian Dior in China. When they appointed her, many fans of the designer complained. They said the 'Chinese Kim Kardashian' was not classy enough to represent the French label.

Support of the Chinese flag

In August 2019, while protests in Hong Kong against their government's extradition bill and Chinese meddling in the island accelerated, Angelababy made a controversial statement. She expressed her love for China and its flag on Weibo.

Loyal to China

Although the actress has roots in both Hong Kong and China, she is married to a Chinese man and owns stocks in the mainland Chinese market. Her loyalty to China was a disappointment for many Hong Kong fans.

Marriage problems?

In the past few years, rumors circulated that the actress and her husband were separating and that Huang was cheating on Angelababy. They have denied the gossip as being "too fake."

(Image: with rapper 50Cent on IG @HuangXiaoming_official)

Xiaoming: shooting a film when COVID-19 broke out

Huang Xiaoming travels a lot for his job, which feeds the rumors about possible secret romances. In February 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, he got really fed up with it. He wrote on his social media: "From the end of last year to the present, I have been busily filming in Chengdu with our crew. When news of the epidemic broke, I holed up in isolation at a Chengdu hotel. I never expected this (malicious gossip) to take so much of the public’s time and resources. I feel helpless and very apologetic. Hope netizens will not give credence to this and spread any more falsehood."

Pandemic charity scandal

And then there was the controversy about the couple's supposedly 'meager' donation to the Chinese efforts to fight COVID-19. In January 2020, the Siyuan Poverty Alleviation Fund wrote on Weibo that Angelababy and Xiaoming had donated 200,000 yuan (about 30,000 USD) to buy masks for medical staff in Wuhan. Reactions to the post were not the praise they expected, however.

Wedding more expensive than COVID aid

"They could spend 200 million yuan for their wedding," one commentator said according to the New Straits Times. "Yet, when the country is facing a crisis, they donated only 200,000 yuan." In response to the upheaval, Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming later donated an additional 800,000 yuan for the rescue efforts.

 

Angelababy: net worth

Angelababy and her husband will continue to draw attention. With a net worth of $50 million, she is one of the wealthiest entertainers in China and Hong Kong. Huang Xiaoming, for his part, has an estimated $80 million. A real power couple.

 

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