With speculation swirling about Chinese star Vicki Zhao Wei’s (趙薇) whereabouts, the actress was rumored to have flown to Bordeaux, Southwestern France via a private charter!
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Recently believed to be blacklisted and named as a “tainted artiste,” Zhao Wei had her name stripped from her repertoire of works, including My Fair Princess <還珠格格> which catapulted her to fame. One of China’s biggest stars, the 45-year-old appeared to have disappeared recently, and even her good friend actress Yuan Li (袁立) commented that she has been unable to locate her.
According to the netizen who heard from a friend in Bordeaux, Zhao Wei arrived via a private flight to Bordeaux. He wrote, “My friend is right there in Bordeaux–after getting wind of the news, he went to the airport and saw Zhao Wei!” He added that she had landed at the airport around 2:20 a.m. local time on August 27, and was seen by his friend leaving the airport in a private car. “She boarded a Toyota–it swerved real quick in the carpark, and was gone!”
There was also talk that her husband Huang Youlong (黃有龍) had been waiting for her at the winery for some time. Igniting another wave of chatter online, some doubted the veracity of the news, while others believed it was authentic as Zhao Wei had indeed acquired a winery in Bordeaux years ago.
Zhao Wei first visited France in 2008. In 2011, Huang Youlong bought the world-renowned Château Monlot in St Emilion with its eight accompanying hectares of vineyards as a gift for Zhao Wei. The following year, Zhao Wei acquired Château Patarabet, her second Bordeaux winery, and set up Cellar Privilege, a Bordeaux-wine based trading company.
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.