Celebrated Wuxia Director Zhang Jizhong, 72, And Wife Anticipate Third Child

Celebrated Wuxia Director Zhang Jizhong, 72, And Wife Anticipate Third Child

On the 6th of March, Director Zhang Jizhong‘s wife, Du Xinglin, took to social media to share photos of a pregnancy test and an ultrasound report, announcing her third pregnancy. She wrote, “At the age of 42, we are welcoming a precious dragon baby. A child is a gift from heaven, a blessing!

It is reported that the couple got married in 2017 and already have a pair of children, born in 2019 and 2020 when the director was in his late sixties. Now, with Zhang Jizhong being 72 years old, they are expecting their third child. In 2024, the Year of the Dragon, many view it as an auspicious time to have a baby, feeling blessed by its symbolic significance.

Zhang Jizhong 3rd child with Du Xinglin

Zhang Jizhong is known for his masterful adaptations of classic wuxia novels by esteemed author Jin Yong that include Legend of the Condor Heroes, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils and The Return of the Condor Heroes among others. It is also his 5th time being a father as he has two other children, a boy named Martin and filmmaker-producer Zhang Yuxin 张语芯. Despite facing criticism due to their significant age gap of 30 years and embarking on parenthood at ages 42 and 72, Zhang Jizhong and Du Xinglin continue to defy societal norms with their unwavering love and commitment.

Source: Douyin

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  1. Anthony

    March 12, 2024 9:27 PM

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