The love affair between pop diva Faye Wong and
heartthrob Li Yapeng has long been making tabloid
headlines, and now the latest whisper
they have gone to Europe to get married.
The news was revealed Tuesday by a close friend of the couple surnamed
Wang who said the pair had gone to Europe to marry at a registry office.
"They might choose France or Switzerland because Wong loves these two
places very much. In October last year, Wong, accompanied by Li, went to
France to do a commercial and they had a wonderful tour there," Wang said.
If the couple had decided to get married in Europe, they might have
done so to avoid the prying eyes of China's paparazzi, Wang said, adding
that simple marriage registration procedures in France and Switzerland
might have been another reason.
Wong had previously told close friends that she wanted to get married
in a foreign country. However, Li's best friend, popular actor Wang
Xuebing, said he knew nothing about Li's marriage plans.
If the rumor is true, it will be Wong's second marriage and Li's first.
Wong and Li are among the most talked-about celebrity couples in China and
their courtship has long been a popular topic. After divorcing Dou Wei, a
famous rocker, Wong had an affair with Hong Kong singer Nicolas Tse. Li's
former girlfriends include model Qu Ying and actress Zhou Xun.