Low-key celebrity show stopper: Shu Qi and Stephen Fung tie the knot in simple ceremony

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 03 September, 2016, 9:01pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 03 September, 2016, 11:27pm

The surprise announcement on Saturday of the marriage of Taiwanese actress Shu Qi to Hong Kong-based actor and director Stephen Fung almost upstaged events at the G20 summit.

Shu, 40, and Feng, 42, said in a statement that their decision to get married was a sudden one but the bride was not pregnant.

The nuptials were in contrast to the millions of yuan spent on the wedding of celebrity couple Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy, who entertained 2,000 guests from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and Hong Kong last year.

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“There won’t be any wedding banquet or party,” Fung said in the statement.

“After knowing each other for 20 years and being in love for four years ... I married [Shu] unreservedly.”

After knowing each other for 20 years and being in love for four years ... I married [Hsu] unreservedly
Actor Stephen Fung

Photos of the couple’s wedding were released via Shu’s entertainment company Media Asia on Saturday.

Shu and Fung were married in Prague but their exact wedding date was not specified, according to local media reports.

Shu’s wedding gown was a gift from H&M two years ago and her veil was from a wedding shop, mainland news portal NetEase ­reported.

Shu, also known as Lin Li-hui, was born in Taiwan and started modelling and acting in Hong Kong at 17. She has won various awards for acting, including Best Actress at the 2005 Golden Horse Awards for her performance in the movie Three Times.

Fung is a Hong Kong actor, writer and film director who had a short career as a singer.

He is best known for his lead role in the movie The Poet.