After seven years of marriage, Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy have officially called it quits. On January 28, both made their divorce social media official via identical messages and tagging the other. “Grateful for everything in the past, the future is still about family!” They will be co-parenting their five-year-old son whom they nicknamed Little Sponge.
Trouble in Paradise
Today’s announcement probably didn’t come as a big surprise for many, seeing that speculation over their relationship was headed for divorce has been going around for years. In 2019, people began to notice the couple weren’t spending as much time together. Even when sharing the same stage in multiple occasions, there was almost zero interaction and no eye contact. On the same year, Angelababy was also spotted sans her spectacular Chaumet ring.
Then there were those cryptic posts Baby made, “You live. You learn. You upgrade.” Last year, old rumours claiming Angelababy was the third party that came between Huang Xiaoming and his ex Li Feier resurfaced due to the show Sisters Who Make Waves 2. Although both slammed the rumours, it did raise more questions whether the marriage was already in trouble after she kept referring to her husband as “Mr Huang”.
The former couple have split amicably
Before tying the knot in what has been considered to be the wedding of the century, Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy were dating for six years. They registered their marriage on May 27, 2015 in Qingdao. They held a lavish wedding on October 8, 2015 that reportedly cost an eye watering US $31 million – almost triple the cost of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Italian wedding in 2014. On January 17, 2017, Baby gave birth to their son “Little Sponge”.
Their studios have also issued their respective statements to say that the two have decided to peacefully separate. The two have completed the relevant procedures a few days ago and will jointly raise their child. Both the artists and their studios will no longer make any statements about the matter. Their studios thank the media and the public for their concern and love. With the upcoming Spring Festival, they also wish everyone a happy new year.
I’m still quite dishearten to hear this news even though it’s been in the news and have been rumors for a couple of years now. Wishing the two the best.
I think issues started way before 2017. They would attend the same events and attend separately and sit separately
They are a good-looking couple. Sorry they did not make it work.
They will have the good memories with them. They blessed with a son. At least it was a peaceful break up with no bashing. Their child doesn’t have to grow reading bad news about their divorce.
Everyone knew it was coming, but it’s still sad to hear.
It was not a surprise. I think HXM seems to like a stay at home mom? But she was too ambitious, she’s always out and filming and stuffs. Meanwhile, he actually seems to be not that busy. And on the other site, I read he wants more kids, and I don’t think she was really keen on more kids (you have money, and if you love the man and able to marry him, trouble with kids, how many, etc is tend to be the cause of the divorce). In the end, if your lives directions aren’t aligned, you will split.
Sorry but go recheck your info, he is a very busy man. Why get more kids when you’re too busy to take care of them and expect woman to take care of them only? He is very competitive as well, everyone is.
Comparing to her, I don’t think he is as busy. And like I said the other articles I read seem to be that HXM really loves more kids. And he always seem to be more lovey-dovey with her, from the beginning, whereas she’s happy to be pampered with, but after the wedding, it seems cool off. He’s as competitive as everyone else? Looking at his workload, I don’t think so? At most, he has 1 drama a year, if not once every 2yrs. She’s on the other hand has running man which is pretty regular, and 2 drama a year (as much as she can get into the main lead, though many ppl are dodging being in the same drama with her due to her reputation). He has a reality show, too. But it isn’t as intensive as running man. And again, base on the news, she’s out for every fashion events, he isn’t really.
And like I said divorce tends to happen because of a few things: money, kids, other love interest. Now they are not short on money, and assuming they were lying about their love for each other than it’s not other love interest (also not much rumour of a third person either), so kids. And I’m not saying it’s wrong or right for her to not wanting more kids, I’m saying if one partner wants more, and 1 partner thinks 1 is enough, that by itself can create problem and lead to divorce. If one wants to grow a family and one wants to grow a career, then that conflict can break a family. And that’s why it’s understandable that they break up without any nasty to each other. Mature ppl realise their life goals aren’t aligned and long term together isn’t necessary great, so they move on. I know you are taking the stand that a woman shouldn’t sacrifice her career for kids when man don’t have to, however, again, life choices, and decisions between the partners, if both can’t come to a solution, then they break up. And look at Victoria Beckham, she had 3 kids and still career focus, and David Beckham is as busy as busy can get. So again, if you want to make it work, it will work.
*weren’t lying about their love
Actually…he wasn’t that supportive of her if you do a good research how he treats her is quite offensive. She just didn’t make fusses so everyone will know, she helps him save face. If a woman pulls the victim card, love will rush all over her but she never pulls that move, I agree this divorce is very peaceful.
He lost many fans after cheating to be with her, even if he didn’t cheat to be with her, she has enough haters to make him get hated along with her. Ever since they date to marrying, he has been greatly affected and he didn’t take it that nicely on her. He feels superior to her. It is undeniable he helped her very much, but she is very grateful to him too. I can trust they tried making it work until they can no longer bear it.
I agree he works less than her but it’s still not any much different, both travels away from home for weeks and months, leaving child behind with others. Both of them are gone for a very long time, it almost doesn’t matter who goes missing longer than who.
@Applefish this sounds like softly you are blaming her for the divorce?!? He is older than her and knew exactly whom he is marrying, it is not like she became ambitious over the night. Plus women have it tougher in their industry and unless she is top name by age of 30 she will be forgotten and die penniless. He knows that very well. If she wants to be accomplished she has to work three times mire than a handsome man in decade 20-30z Now she can relax as she became household name but her workload will significantly go down after age of 35. I genuinely think he cheated on her a lot and she could not take it. His public affection is not testimony of his fidelity and being a good husband on the contrary. It is sad to read that a child with busy mother and not so busy father is raised by grandparents. What the heck is he doing with all that free time if jot being a dad and husband? I can’t believe that you are putting blame on her shoulders and that girls with ambition are guilty for everything. Seriously what’s with all that?!?!
@Applefish this sounds like softly you are blaming her for the divorce?!? He is older than her and knew exactly whom he is marrying, it is not like she became ambitious over the night. Plus women have it tougher in their industry and unless she is top name by age of 30 she will be forgotten and die penniless. He knows that very well. If she wants to be accomplished she has to work three times more than a handsome man in decade 20-30. Now she can relax as she became household name but her workload will significantly go down after age of 35. I genuinely think he cheated on her a lot and she could not take it. His public affection is not testimony of his fidelity and being a good husband on the contrary. It is sad to read that a child with busy mother and not so busy father is raised by grandparents. What the heck is he doing with all that free time if not being a dad and husband? I can’t believe that you are putting blame on her shoulders and that girls with ambition are guilty for everything. Seriously what’s with all that?!?!
I am sorry for double comment I have done smth wrong!
@du lu Lol, yes and no? In a marriage, both party are at fault. She has every right to say no, and he also can learn to accept it. But he didn’t accept that, and she does not budge, so divorce happens. About whether he cheated on her, no idea, there were rumours, but it die pretty fast, none has seem to stick. She also has rumours of being with other guys, again none has stick. So who knows. Anyway, my point was if your life goals ain’t aligned, and you recognised that, you move on peacefully. No fighting needed. If it was because he cheated so much on her, she would basically not let it go. And the fact that those 2 keeps everything seperate, it sounds like they didn’t trust it will last lol. And if you are in a relationship that you can’t trust, then it’ll end sooner than later. Also many said that he was in a relationship with someone else while dating her, but many also forget she was the same. She was in a relationship while dating someone else. So like I said those 2 are both at faults. I know saying woman cares about career more than child bearing sounds like a blame, but seriously it’s just a fact? And I have never said he was right in divorcing her because she doesn’t want more kids. I said their goals aren’t aligned, so divorce happens.
Who was she dating? The only guy I heard of was William Chan but they broke up first, he also wished her the best when she married. IDK but competitors create lots of fake rumors these days, not sure if her dirty sources are reliable.
@applefish speculating a bit too much. As you said we have no clue what happened. I referred to his infidelity as he was caught clubbing with pretty ladies more than once, twice or even three times. She has never been caught. His proclaimed love for children will no be able to shine if true, but i don’t think so, I felt it was just publicity thing. On the other side she is of mixed origin and might have been taught not to mix money in marriage no matter how strange that sounds to you. My grandma told me that every single day when I was growing up and I do not seek his money but do not share mine. We have mutual account where we contribute equally and any major cost is discussed and split before we make it. Even if we are to separate today our affairs are in order. What if they are same as me? That is not ground for divorce. Yes when relationship do not succeed both parties can be guilty but even if only one is keen on keeping the marriage it will not work. So instead of blame i turn around your comment and claim success in marriage life is equal and joint effort. If you ask me love they shared reduced and walked out of the door 2-3 years after the wedding which was the peak. Quite common, to be honest.
@du lu True, a marriage often break down after 2-3 years, however, not after 6 years of together before that? Another thing though, you said you and your husband still have a joint account for expenses, it seems that does not apply to them. I understand they are rich and can do the expense on their own, however such clean cut on finance does raise a bit of question in term of trust lol. I don’t remember who, but I thought she has an article on she was caught eating late with someone. Plus we do not know when they actually separated, if it was true that it happens at least 2-3yrs ago, then all these rumours about they went out/get caught with someone during the past few years can be justified? So the idea that a third person drive them to divorce is hard to prove (the media is banking on this though lol).
But yes, it can be the love their shared reduce, it can be their life goals, your speculation is as much of a guess as mine 🙂 I have this couple friends who got married after 2-3yrs of dating, she wanted 2 kids, he was ok with 1, kinda didn’t want 2nd, then when second happened, he felt suffocated and cheated, and so they divorced soon after. In this case, their love got reduced due to their life goals being different, etc etc. many things affect a marriage, here to hope it won’t turn nasty/ugly for both parties (AB and HXM, I don’t like/care for neither, but since they have always painted as the bad couple but somehow their divorce has been handled so well, I think we can now give them a break). (however I feel like ppl want to put blame on 1 party, I’m trying to say the failing of a marriage can simply just be life goals differences) 🙂
@applefish it has been announced that they separated 2 years ago and that coincides with time he was caught clubbing end of 2019. Hence no ABB online reaction to his birthday wishes since 2020. As they are already divorced don’t forget it takes some time to finish divorce legally, app 2 years but can be expedited.
@applefish as they have been separated for 2 years and divorce is finalized, meaning all legalities are done it does coincide with his clubbing photos of 2019.
As it was announced no business toes and no separation assets he can walk away with all his billions she just grew in my eyes. I don’t find her particularly talented only beautiful bit this move is pure queen style. Kudos to her! While at the same time he is linked to C level internet influencer.
@du lu Uhm, man tends to find partner easily, could just be they have a need lol. But it’s always harder for woman to find partner easily after a break up, it could be our genetics (being a girl, we deal better than male counterparts at being alone, we take longer to process the breakup, and we also find important in other aspect of lives, etc). Men at any ages can go to a night club, women – not so much, and definitely not older Asian women. Point is the move of publicising their divorce has more to do with they can no longer hide the truth. HXM wants to move on and not living a lie, she possibly find it exhausting as well. So I don’t think it’s a Queen move or not, it’s just a necessary move and it’s now time.
Seriously, why do they all divorce ?!
Those who live their lives in the limelight and in the same industry have a much much greater chance of splitting. That’s why many stars want to keep their families as private as possible. Many romances split up too after a few months or a couple of years. Also why some avoid looking for love interests within the same industry. Long lasting relationships need time, commitment and sacrifices. That’s the reality.
Such looking couple yet no fairytale ending for them. Whatever it is I hope they do maintain their silence and it doesn’t turn into a fiasco like Wang Lee Hom..
Did anyone notice how powerful both of their studios are? They are never trending on Weibo for long. Always taken down.
Blaming a bit of their divorce on the constant harassment and rumors from the Chinese media and assumptions made by fans over the years. Now a child has a broken family because people couldn’t stop talking about his parent’s marriage to the point they called it quits. I never hear any good rumors about this couple since the day they got married, people already wish they divorce years ago, something is wrong with this idea.
Competition is also involved. This couple is hated because ABB is somehow too pretty while HXM is too rich. It was even a crime how they married so extravagantly. First, netizens want the parents to divorce. After they divorce, netizens blame the party they hate (usually female) and accuse her of working so damn hard, she will not look after her own child. There is some actress who did plastic surgery and divorced because she cannot slow down her career but has supportive and cheering fans. Unless she buys a water army, I don’t know how people can be that supportive when it comes to her only. I can never understand the exaggerated hate ABB endured all these years just because of her face and plastic surgery. After she divorces, it’s also her fault for working more than the man. I won’t be surprised if she divorced from being affected by all these years of cyberbullying from industrial competitors hating her looking prettier, and her husband doesn’t show her support and protection. If a water army can really protect you from cyberbullying and you have money to buy it, maybe they should’ve use it from the start. They let the harassments go rampant for years and now it’s too late.
Lol, Idk why ppl love to drag ZLY in every scandals/articles on this site. I don’t like ZLY myself, however, the difference between ZLY and AB is that one can act, at least 90% of the population (not just her fans, I’m talking review youtuber a/etc) thinks ZLY can act, while AB can’t (at least ZLY’s acting is miles better than AB). And because of that, AB can definitely drop doing dramas, and be less busy. Many actresses with pretty faces and can’t act also have a lot of hates, especially if they modified their faces to look that pretty. ZLY had, if any I think very minor modifications, while many still believe AB has extensive works done. ZLY was first known for her roles, while AB first known is for her plastic surgery lol :/ then for her roles force into our faces. Anyway, that’s just my 2 cents on why netizens don’t love AB as much. Also this is why you can’t just buy water army to defend you, you need something concrete lol, if she acts well, I’m sure the hates would reduce greatly. If she just stick to reality show, she just gets love.
“ZLY can act.”
Famous line by water army. How did you figure out Anon was talking about ZLY by the way?
ZLY fans give me such bitter taste, or any people praising her.
In your eyes, ZLY is that actress who “can act” and “entitle to be busy” and “allow to divorce like a queen” but everyone else cannot. I like to see this supportive side of you for everyone else and not just ZLY.
You’re saying anyone who did plastic surgery should stop acting, but except for ZLY who also did plastic surgery, only she can continue acting. ROTFL.
“I’m not a fan but ZLY is the best.” Now I trust that’s another famous water army line.
I don’t understand why does these articles always devolve into nonsense. People can figure it out because you anons post the same thing over and over again on random articles about other actresses. Most international “fans” aren’t fans like Chinese fans. No one obsesses over them like you people think they do.
What you saying is true but ZLY fans just dugged their own graves bc they unwittingly admitted it’s her when they should been quiet, then even continued to say some very bias theories.
LOL Applefish, nobody said it was ZLY but you admit that yourself.
I asked this in another article that was about YM and these ZLY haters came barking too. I would just stop engaging for your own sanity. They have a lot of time and will keep responding to get the last word. They will also accuse you of being a ZLY fan even if you’re not. It’s not worth it lol.
There’s a better way for ZLY to be more outstanding than the rest. That secret recipe is to use (real) hard work instead of disliking everyone else.
So I only questioned why YM and ZLY are both divorced, but only YM gets bullied. I compared them bc their lives are so similar, with the exception YM actually handled her marriage way better. She had an official wedding. Along with legit evidence of her ex cheating, but she still trusted him until proven guilty. But she gets treated unfairly than someone who doesn’t even put in any effort. I only asked why and got attacked by ZLY fans for asking. Now that another actress divorced and is also treated the same way as YM, I’m not surprised the same questions will be asked. It seems ZLY fans really hates everyone else. I saw new actresses like Zhao Lusi being called green tea too just bc she has a round face and that unreasonably means she tries to become “Little ZLY.” I wonder why Joe Chen didn’t call ZLY a “Little Joe Chen” because her round face got famous before ZLY did. Joe was an ugly ducking with Taiwanese heritage but can still break into China mainstream because she has (real) talent. Simple answer, nobody else is conceited enough to claim ownership of a common face shape. Round face has always been loved ever since forever, ZLY is not the first and will not be the last. She passed 30 years old, it’s time to grow up and change her marketing strategy don’t you think?
If she wants praises for divorcing peacefully although there are weekly attacks on her ex cheating without evidence, please keep that up, those who are not fans can just ignore.
But does her fans or armies really have to say others cannot be busy and continue acting and only she can? How ridiculous.
I went back to read your old comments to refresh my memory. Indeed “I’m not a fan but ZLY is the best” is a famous line.
In the article about YM, you didn’t visit there to support YM. A hater inhumanely brought up YM’s child so I asked them if they’re ZLY fans, and it was only a question. You only replied with care about ZLY and claims yoursef “not a fan of ZLY.” You didn’t even care a thing about how inhumane the antis were being, you only cared for ZLY.
Again, this is also an article about ABB and some antis are blaming her, you don’t care any about that. What you care is ZLY came into the conversation. Funny enough, ZLY fans are the ones admitting she has water army when nobody even named her first.
For sure I trust “you are not a fan” hehe. 😛
Uhm, I know this couple has a lot of hates, however, there are also many couples have a lot of hates and still managed to make it or able to turn the gossip mill around in their favour. Again, it’s sacrifice and compromise. If they can’t work it out between them, external factors will definitely weaken them further, but such gossips aren’t the root cause of their breakup. And again, they have been together for 11yrs, so the hates ain’t what broke them
@ Chase She:
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Someone really love to hate on ZLY. Takes every oopportunityto bring her up. Might as well put your nose right up her ass so you can smell it all day. If there is a water army, you must the dirty army! What dose the two have yo do with each other? Angelababy acting has improved, she did really well in ” A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower”. She is very likeable in the Keep Running tv show, and work with lots of popular endorsement. She must be likeable and have some sort of good work ethic for these partnership. So what if they are divorced now, that’s their business why do people continue to keep speculating what went wrong? If both partner agree to it ita their businesses. This site has some most pathetic participants,makes it so toxic.
ZLY fans like you are the toxic ones. Go ahead and pull the victim card.
Anyone here can read. You think everyone is blind?
Applefish accused ABB of busying herself too much. The other people only said ABB is always cyberbullied for the longest time, did not name who bullied ABB. Applefish is the guilty fan who disclosed ZLY fans are the perpetuators, said herself isn’t a fan but continued to preach only ZLY can act and do plastic surgery, but ABB doesn’t have the same rights. You and Applefish really don’t sound like water armies, eh?
What are you talking about? What victim card? I’m just wondering why ZLY name is always mentioned? I don’t care by who, its just doesn’t even relate to this article. It’s just pathetic that people have so much hate for an actress they don’t even know. Why can’t we just enjoy their show and let them live their lives? I’m just a person who enjoy to watch dramas/movies, i do try to engage in these kind of entertainment threads, but sometimes these comments are so toxic, it’s a turn off. People act like they know them personally and go on and on. So it’s okay for people to talk down on celebs but once a fan or whatever defend them they become a water army?
Do you really think people cannot read? Did you forget how you started your first sentence? You attacked anyone else but not Applefish, because she’s a fan like you. Your Applefish admitted ZLY is that other divorced woman, so why don’t you go and teach your teammate to do her job better, but you chose to yell at ABB fans instead? If you water army don’t like ABB then don’t pay attention to her news. If you think ZLY and the acting topic is so unrelated then why did you also continue to preach like Applefish? Your ZLY is obviously just another divorced woman because she’s too busy, why doesn’t the water army tell her to stop this and that, but always tell other actresses such as ABB to stop? ZLY is not even a natural beauty, and she cannot act better than anyone else, and she is not a great mother. What a wonderful way to reason only she can continue acting because of those bias view? Wait, bias view? It’s a water army view, I don’t think water army can say what they think but the things they’re paid to say. No wonder why you guys act the same, think everyone else is fool? ABB doesn’t rely on your mouths to be a good actress and mother, do your jobs better next time.
You are a damn fool. Where did I ever bashed Angelababy? I am just wondering why ZYL is always brought up? People break up for their own reason. How the heck do you know who is a good mother or not? You be peaking through their walls? Wtf? Get a life you dang fool. I don’t know Applefish. Your brian is fill with dirt for get water and wash it off! Where did is compare the two you can’t surely read and comprehend because your brain is filled with dirt! Sad! Later dirty army!
I’m sad that they decided to divorce, but must commend the two on their class and ability to handle it like mature adults. I’m sure they’ll find what is the right time to tell their child.
I’m here for the drama in this comment sections 🤣🍿.
It started off okay, but then…🤣🤣🤣