Actors and actresses are a very lucky bunch. Most of them find love while on set premises and marry into some amazing families, some of them forming what fans call "power couples". Others find love with childhood sweethearts or sometimes even fans. But these days, with the industry expanding and cross country collaborations increasing, actors are finding their true love in people outside the industry as well, which is more common now, so here are the Top 10 Chinese Stars Who Married Outside The Chinese Industry for your perusal.
1. Karen Mok
Karen Mok, whose real name is Karen Joy Morris, is a popular Chinese icon who is credited to be one of the greatest pop star legends and the first female to be awarded the Golden Melody Award. Karen married Johannes Natterer, who was born in Germany, at a ceremony in Florence in 2011.
2. Yuan Li
Yuan Li is a Chinese actress infamously referred to as China's Audrey Hepburn by her doting fans. Yuan has starred in dramas like My Dear Country and Long and Winding Road. Yuan married former teacher Blaine Grunewald, who is a Mormon missionary and her third husband.
3. Wei Wei
Wei Wei is a popular Mandopop singer who has written and performed several patriotic songs and albums like The Four Points of Love, I Love My Motherland, Myths of China among others. Wei Wei married Michael Joseph Smith, who is an American-born composer, and they had 3 kids.
4. Ma Yashu
Ma Yashu is a reputed Chinese actress best known for starring in dramas and films like Journey to the West, Princess Wencheng, Journey to the West, The Legend of Hero, Prince to Pauper, Nice to Meet You among others. Yashu married James Robert Hayes, who is an Australian billionaire and her second husband.
5. Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh is a celebrated Chinese actress who has starred in several films such as Yes, Madam, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Reign of Assassins, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings among others. Michelle was engaged to Jean Todt, CEO of Scuderia Ferrari and president of the FIA in 2008
6. Stefanie Sun
Stefanie Sun is a celebrated Chinese singer who was born in Singapore. Stefanie is best known for her albums Yan Zi and Stefanie which won her the esteemed Golden Melody Award. Stefanie married Nadim van der Ros, a Dutch- Indonesian and the founder of Be An Idea, and they have a baby boy as well.
7. Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung is a celebrated Chinese actress, who has starred in films like A Fishy Story, Behind the Yellow Line, You Are My Destiny, The Bachelor's Swan Song, Song of the Exile, Will of Iron among others. Maggie married Olivier Assayas, a French director, but divorced him later on.
8. Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi is a reputed Chinese actress best known for starring in films such as The Legend of Zu, House of Flying Daggers, The Founding of a Republic, Run for Love, Oh My God, Love for Life among others. Zhang was engaged to Aviv Nevo, an Israeli American venture capitalist, but they separated in 2010.
9. Zhang Mi
Zhang Mi is a legendary Chinese songwriter, actress, and singer, best known for writing the single Blue Dream, which became the 2015 China National Food Safety Knowledge Competition. Zhang has also featured in several dramas. Zhang Mi married her American-born boyfriend Danny.
10. Gigi Leung
Gigi Leung is a celebrated Chinese actress and singer who has starred in shows like Mack the Knife, A True Mob Story, Fat Choi Spirit, Love Under the Sun, The Monkey King, Marry a Perfect Man among others. Gigi married Sergio Crespo Gutes, who is a Spanish and former basketball player, and they have a daughter.