Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:30

Zhang Yimou has a young wife

The Chinese director was exposed to have a wife who is 30 years younger than him


Zhang Yimou, Chen Ting

The cat is finally out of the bag as Chinese director, Zhang Yimou, recently admitted to breaching China’s one-child policy by having three children with his young wife, Chen Ting, reported Chinese media.

While the 62-year-old director, who has two sons and a daughter, has since apologised and said that he would readily accept all his penalties, the identity of his wife, Chen Ting, became a widely debated topic instead.

According to a netizen, Chen Ting, who is 30 years younger than him, is an actress-dancer and a graduate from the Beijing Film Academy.

The couple first met when Chen Ting auditioned for Zhang Yimou’s film My Father and Mother in 1998. Back then, she was merely 17 years old. Two years later, she gave birth to the director’s first child and has decided to live in seclusion ever since.

Zhang Yimou, on the other hand, was said to have tied the knot with Chen Ting in 2011 and bought a 20 million yuan (approximately S$4.11 million) house in Wuxi, China.

Chen Ting and their three children

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