Angelababy, Cathy Chui, and Hannah Quinlivan: The Modern-Day Cinderella
Many girls dream to live in a Cinderella story, but how often can fairytale love stories come true? It’s not very common, but celebrities like Angelababy, Cathy Chui (徐子淇), and Hannah Quinlivan (昆凌) are one of the few that have found their own fairy tale.
With Angelababy and Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming’s (黃曉明) extravagant Shanghai wedding making headlines all over the world, Hong Kong netizens have come together to discuss about other celebrity fairy tale weddings that are just as magical.
Like princesses getting married to their princes, Angelababy, Cathy Chui, and Hannah Quinlivan are dubbed by netizens as modern day Cinderella’s. Their weddings are all described by the media as “fairy tale-like,” and are considered as some of the most expensive wedding ceremonies that the industry has seen in decades.
Former actress Cathy Chui married Martin Lee (李家誠), son of real estate tycoon Lee Shau Kee (李兆基), in 2006. Cathy met Martin when she was only 17 years old, but the couple reportedly did not begin their relationship until she was 22 years old. At the time, Cathy was still a B-list actress, while Martin, the heir of a property development empire. After two years of dating, the then 24-year-old Cathy married the 36-year-old Martin at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, surrounded by greenery and life. Cathy and Martin are now the parents of two girls and two boys.
Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming’s wedding reception at the Shanghai Exhibition Center also raised glasses. The couple tied the knot against a castle backdrop earlier this month, and exchanged their vows in front of 600 guests. A large amount of money was spent on creating the royal ballroom setting, making it, without a doubt, the wedding of the year. Xiaoming also said that his reason for choosing the castle theme was because he wanted to fulfill Angelababy’s childhood dream of becoming a princess.
Our youngest “Cinderella,” 22-year-old Hannah Quinlivan, married Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou (周杰倫) last year in Northern England. The couple held their historical wedding reception inside the Selby Abbey, an Anglican parish church. Hannah met Jay, who is 14 years her senior, while she worked part-time at Jay’s fashion store. When she was 17 years old, she starred in Jay’s MV “How Are You? <你好嗎？>, which started their relationship. Hannah gave birth to their first daughter this year.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.