Gong Li (鞏俐) has reportedly just gotten married again.
Word on the street has it that the 53-year-old award winning actress and her 70-year-old beau Jean-Michel Jarre have officially tied the knot. The Chinese star and the French composer were recently photographed at the red carpet for the Cannes Film Festival.
Rumours of their nuptials first surfaced earlier in March when Gong Li was spotted wearing an engagement ring when she attended an event in France. This is not the first marriage for the pair though.
Gong Li was previously married to Singaporean businessman Ooi Hoe-seong (黃和祥). They separated in 2010 after being married for 14 years. Meanwhile, Jean-Michel Jarre has been married 3 times.
He and his first wife Flore Guillard have a daughter who is a fashion model named Émilie Charlotte. The electronic, ambient and new-age musician was also married to Oscar-nominated English actress Charlotte Rampling and “Nikita” star Anne Parillaud.
So what was Gong Li doing at Cannes? She made history when she became the first person of Asian descent to accept the Kering Group’s annual Women in Motion award. What an impressive achievement right?
Besides the 2020 Disney’s live-action “Mulan”, the actress is also set to play Chinese volleyball legend Jenny Lang Ping. The biopic which is set to be directed by Peter Chan doesn’t have an English title yet but its Chinese working title translates simply as “Chinese Women’s Volleyball”.