Former Olympic Diver Guo Jingjing Lives a Simple Life

Chinese professional diver Guo Jingjing (郭晶晶) became an international sensation following her back-to-back gold medal wins at the 2004 Athens Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics, but in 2011, she quietly announced her retirement to start a family with Hong Kong businessman Kenneth Fok (霍啟剛). In November 2012, the couple tied the knot in Hong Kong, and they welcomed their first child in August 2013. Jingjing and Kenneth have a total of three children.

Marrying into one of the richest families in Asia, it is expected for Jingjing to live a comfortable life as a socialite. But the media were surprised to see how modest that Jingjing and Kenneth have been living, dining at a simple restaurant recently and eating hot pot with cheap ingredients.

A few days ago, the low-profile Jingjing and Kenneth shared a picture of their hotpot dinner. The simple and affordable ingredients they used shocked netizens. Their spread consisted of a beef balls, fish balls, and beef like regular families—a marked contrast from other celebrities and influencers who have been eating hotpot with expensive red king crab, American lobster, and abalone. 

Netizens praised Jingjing and Kenneth for their down-to-earth setup, expressing that people with true wealth do not have the need to flaunt it.


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  1. true the place looks like hole-in-a-wall setup but if you are used to extravagant meals, once in a while, you’d want something else too. it’d be boring to have abalone in every meal.

  2. To me, she is not beautiful, not even pretty, but attractive because the family is down to earth; very unlike her mother-in-law.

    1. @afan202 very true. My mum loves her mil. She thinks that her mil is very elegant looking. Her mil married into hou moon right after clinching the Ms HK title and then remarry to another rich dude when she was in her 50’s. Really amazing woman. Can marry twice to incredibly rich dudes

      1. @msxie0714 ……..Yes, absolutely right on…….The MIL is an absolute Gold-digger……..The kind that only has eyes for dollar signs and nothing else!……..Can’t understand why decent men would want to marry such trashy gold-diggers.

      2. @yuaida ah well she is well-trained to have class and grace hence rich dude like the 2nd husband will still be attracted to her instead of some younger and prettier girls that is half her age.

      3. @msxie0714 yes but I guess she has maintain her looks and classy grace throughout her years as a tai tai so she is very refined and speak well hence, was able to jump ship fairly easy to another big fish.

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