On February 28, Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明) officially announced his relationship with Angelababy (楊穎) and sent her a new Lamborghini for her 25th birthday. As fans swoon over the romantic gesture, a close friend revealed that Xiaoming has always been extremely romantic, since his view on love is that he wants to treat his girlfriend “like she is a princess.”
Angelababy’s Princess Complex
Since Angelababy has a strong princess complex, according to one friend, Xiaoming frequently thinks of ways to surprise her and shower her with his love. For example, when they first started dating, he made a special trip to Hong Kong Disneyland with her, where they took an intimate photograph together. During their recent trip to Disneyland, they snapped a similar photograph to commemorate their four-year relationship.
One year, Angelababy revealed in an interview that she liked a pink Birkin bag designed by Hermes. Xiaoming later asked his friends to search the entire globe for the bag so he could gift it to her. Another year, when Angelababy spent Valentine’s Day at Xiaoming’s home in Qingdao, he covered her bed and the floor with rose petals while she was sleeping.
Knowing how much his girlfriend likes princesses, Xiaoming went all-out for Angelababy’s birthday this year by preparing a cake shaped like a Disney princess’s castle. Two years prior, he celebrated her birthday to reserving a hotel ballroom and filling it with roses and multicolored balloons, as well as sending her a giant heart made out of 999 roses.
Romance Slowly Comes to Light
Although Xiaoming and Angelababy have tried to keep their romance under wraps, their relationship was uncovered about a year after they were introduced to one another. Media reports claim that the couple first met at a karaoke room in May 2009, when Xiaoming was in Taiwan filming Summer’s Desire <泡沫之夏>. They began dating shortly after his espionage film, The Message <風聲>, released in September.
Xiaoming then introduced Angelababy to some of Huayi Brothers’ top executives and recommended her for the romantic comedy Hot Summer Days <全城熱戀>, which opened in February 2010. Later that year, the two were spotted secretly meeting in Shanghai and on the set of Sacrifice <趙氏孤兒>. Xiaoming even invited her to appear in one of his MVs, although the video was never released.
The two grew closer in 2011, when they collaborated on A Sentimental Story <一场風花雪月的事> and celebrated the Lunar New Year together in Macau. Despite rumors of break-ups, they quietly continued dating and vacationed together to Bali Island in 2013. In February of this year, Xiaoming took his parents and Angelababy on a holiday to Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Disneyland, followed by Angelababy’s spectacular birthday bash last week.
Heading Toward Marriage
While the couple was on vacation in the United States, netizens noticed that Angelababy was wearing a new ring in one of her Instagram photos, sparking rumors that she and Xiaoming had secretly registered their marriage in Las Vegas. However, a friend revealed that it was just a gift, not an engagement ring, and that Xiaoming had sent at least ten rings to Angelababy over the course of their relationship.
On the day of Angelababy’s birthday, fans spotted a golden box in Xiaoming’s hands, which they guessed contained an engagement ring but turned out simply to be the keys to the new Lamborghini. Xiaoming’s manager, Huang Bin (黃斌), reasserted that the couple has not yet gotten engaged.
However, Xiaoming and Angelababy are likely heading toward marriage, as a friend recently shared that the two call each other “husband” and “wife” in private. Moreover, Xiaoming reportedly already purchased a mansion in Shanghai for Angelababy.
This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.