Beijing - Actors Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy celebrated at a dinner with friends on Wednesday night following their marriage in a civil ceremony in his native Qingdao.
They were seen in photos leaving a clubhouse after the meal, he in a dark suit and she in a black jacket and white skirt.
She was also snapped similarly attired entering the Qingdao civil affairs bureau for the marriage ceremony that afternoon, Ming Pao Daily reported. After the news spread, Huang, 37, posted a photo of their red certificates on Weibo.
Angelababy's manager later confirmed the marriage, which followed news that they had been in France to shoot their wedding photos and shop for furniture.
They are planning a wedding in her native Shanghai in October with a reception for about 3,000 guests at Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Apple Daily said.
Congratulations poured in from celebrities including Vicki Zhao, who was once linked to Huang, and Angelababy's former boyfriend, singer-actor William Chan. Photographer Chen Man posted outtakes of them (above) from their wedding shoot.
The couple dated for five years but went public with their relationship only in the past year.
In their time together, they made leaps in their careers and wealth. Angelababy, 26, was in movies such as Hot Summer Days (2010) and Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Dragon Sea (2013).
One of China's biggest stars, Huang is known for his roles in movies including Ip Man 2 (2010) and TV shows such as The Return Of The Condor Heroes (2006).
This month, he was at No. 5 position on Forbes China's China Celebrity List with an income of 79 million yuan (S$17 million), while his fiancee was at No. 12 with 41 million yuan.
They were introduced by a friend in 2009 and sparks flew at a karaoke session in Taiwan, said Apple Daily. She is said to have flown frequently between China and Hong Kong in the early days of their relationship to visit him on sets.
He made his high-profile debut as her boyfriend in February last year, when he gave her a Lamborghini for her 25th birthday, said the newspaper.
The supercar was delivered to a party in Hong Kong, where she removed the cover to see Huang sitting in the driver's seat with roses.
This article was first published on May 29, 2015.
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