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Chinese Women Western Men Celebrity Couples

Wendi Deng Rupert Murdoch wedding picture

Wedding picture of Wendi Deng (29) and Rupert Murdoch (66)

Statistics claim that the most common pattern among interracial couples is the one where White men are married to Asian women.

In such case it shouldn’t be difficult to find also celebrity couples following this pattern. So, I decided to do some search and it resulted in the list of 10 couples in which Chinese woman is dating or married to a non-Chinese man, and at least one of them is a well-known personality.
These couples are presented in the reverse order (from 10th to 1st) according to my subjective perception of their celebrity status.

10. Zhu Chen and Mohammed Al-Modiakhi

Zhu Chen and Mohammed Al-ModiahkiZhu Chen is the former World Chess Champion among women. She held this title from 2001 to 2004. In 2001 she married a Qatari grandmaster Mohammed Al-Modiakhi. They met during one of the chess tournaments in Malaysia and it was love from the first sight. Today Zhu Chen lives in Qatar and represents this country in chess tournaments.

9. Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt

Michelle Yeoh and Jean TodtMichelle Yeoh is the Malaysian actress of Chinese origin best known to Western audience as a “Bond girl” in the movie “Tomorrow never Dies”. People Magazine few times included her in the list of most beautiful women and that’s why her relationship with the former CEO of Ferrari racing team Jean Todt is sometimes called “Beauty and the Beast”.

8. Laura Ling and Iain Clayton

Laura Ling and Iain Clayton

Iain Clayton meets his wife Laura ling after her release from North Korea

The journalist Laura Ling is famous for being detained for few months in North Korean prison. Sentenced to 11 years of labor camps she has been released only after the personal intervention of the former U.S. president Bill Clinton. Upon her arrival home she was met by her husband Iain Clayton – pictures of this meeting becoming popular all over the world. And less than a year later the couple welcomed their first baby.

7. Jennifer Chun and George Soros

George Soros and Jennifer ChunGeorge Soros is not only a famous businessman and philanthropist. He is also a well-known “womanizer” constantly changing his romantic interests. One of his latest interests was the Chinese American violinist Jennifer Chun.

6. Lucy Liu and Zach Helm

Lucy Liu and Zach HelmNo – they didn’t make it to altar. But one of the “Charlie’s Angels” has been dating and even engaged to Zach Helm – American writer and film director. He possibly regrets the missed chance. After all, in 2007 Lucy Liu was featured in the list of 100 sexiest movie stars.

5. Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

Amy Chua family

"Tiger Mom" and her family

Yes, the famous “Tiger Mom” who presents herself as a symbol of strict Chinese parenting is not married to Chinese but to a Jewish American – Jed Rubenfeld – who is also teaching Law in Yale University. Curious fact: as Amy Chua says herself her two daughters “can speak Chinese, and they have been raised Jewish”.

4. Zhang Ziyi and Aviv Nevo

Zhang Ziyi and Vivi NevoZhang Ziyi is one of the best known to Western audience mainland Chinese actresses. She is also considered by many as one of the most beautiful women in China. Maybe this is one of the reasons why some Chinese felt “betrayed” when she started dating an Israeli venture capitalist Aviv Nevo. Last year, however, the couple split – Zhang Ziyi quoting cultural differences as the main reason for their break-up.

3. Wendi Deng and Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch and Wendi DengIf you look for the epitome of gold-digger, look no further. Wendi Deng is a perfect example. First she got acquainted with American couple (Jake and Joyce Cherry) who were doing business in China and used them to get a student visa to America. Later she broke this couple and married Jake Cherry earning the green card. But soon they divorced because Wendi started seeing another man. And her searches for Mr. Right have finished only when at the age of 29, she met the multimillionaire Rupert Murdoch – then 66 years old – and married him 2 years later.

2. Tinglan Hong and Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant girlfriend

There are rumors that Hugh Grant's Chinese girlfriend is pregnant!

When Hugh Grant came to Hainan to participate in the golf tournament for celebrities, he possibly was infected with “Yellow fever”. How else can you explain his words at one press-conference:

“I am very happy to contemplate (getting) a Chinese girlfriend. I must say I’m very charmed by Chinese women, so far. I’ve been here only 24 hours, but I’ve fallen in love four times.”

And it seems that he indeed has found a Chinese girlfriend – 19 years his junior Tinglan Hong.

1. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla ChanNot all millionaires are old and bald. Take, for example, Mark Zuckerberg – the founder of social network Facebook. At the age of 27 his personal wealth is estimated to be $13.5 billion. And there was always a high probability that the girl who could share this money with him would be of Asian origin. On his Friendster page (from pre-Facebook period?) in the section “What I enjoy doing” Mark wrote… “asian girls”. And it seems to be true. Since recently his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan became official. Well… sort of… they both changed their status in Facebook.

  • WanderingAmerican

    So many old dudes…

  • ziccawei

    Wendi Deng.


  • Bedlam

    Young beautiful women with rich old guys.

    Not much different than what we see in China or anywhere else in the world.

    • Crystal

      … unless you are Mark Zuckerberg :cool:

  • BlackSugarDaddy

    Why are the sugar daddies you list all white ? There are great black sugar daddies in the world as well,including me. :D
    By the way, I’m looking for a midget and masochist girlfriend who is able to open a beer bottle or squash a watermelon with her boobs, if you have to meet up this standards, feel free to come to Black Sugar Daddy

    • Crystal

      No intentional discrimination here.
      Actually, I was honestly trying to find a celebrity couple with Black man and Chinese woman but didn’t succeed :roll:
      If anyone knows such couple – please enlighten me.

      • princenasir

        I didn’t have much luck thinking of a black male/chinese woman celebrity couple, but Dave Chapelle and Wesley Snipes both married Asian women. Chapelle’s wife looks SE Asian, but I have no idea where she originates. Wesley Snipe’s wife is South Korean.

        Also– Billy Blanks new wife is Japanese. I may be meeting him in a few months if I decide to get certified to teach Tae Bo. :)

        Thanks for adding me to your Facebook, Crystal!

        • Edmund_burke06

          I wasn’t sure about Snipes, for some reason I was thinking of his movie by Mike Figgis.

      • Eva

        i remember reading about Obama’s half brother married to a chinese woman in China.

      • Edmund_burke06

        Russell Simmons.. ;)

        Dave Chappelle?  Wayne Brady?

        • D

          quinton rampage jackson, former ufc champ too

      • Edmund_burke06

        Russell Simmons.. ;)

        Dave Chappelle?  Wayne Brady?

      • Bindar Dunit

        Billionaire entrepreneur Russell Simmons was married to his then wife Kimora for years….surely there are plenty of Asian women and Black men power couples..considering how many Asians, especially Chinese who are in Africa now exploring/exploiting resources like oil, gas, etc..(So Sudan, for instance)..

  • Yevgenij

    They say that Jewish men are attracted to Chinese women. This list gives a partial proof. 5 out of 10 males here are of Jewish origin.

  • Mark

    Does anyone know if the proportion of Japanese or Korean women with Western guys is higher/lower/the same?

    • Crystal

      I think that in America the biggest proportion of Asians marrying outside of their race is among Japanese.

  • Michael Turton

    Lucy Liu is not an Asian woman. She’s American. So is Priscilla Chan, AFAIK.


    • tuk

      a real great asian woman raised in asia will not marry you. you hardly get our thai normal girls but have to date and even marry the lowest dark skinned prostitute class insulted by the Thais in pattaya. Thailand is africa in the east with the dark skinned majority and the light skinned minority, and our thai king is from the light skinned race ruing the dark people.
      Your Lucy Liu and Prisilla Chan are not our true asian women but just people of asian look. they are fake guys

    • tuk

      these fake asian women are all trash from asia and very ugly. Lucy Liu is like a chinese boy rather than a chinese girl, not at all feminine. Priscilla Chan is dark skinned, not light skinned like chinese in general, just substandard skin color. They are both ugly or trashes from asia. This is while chinese women married to other asian men are a lot more beautiful and feminine. If you look at the face of a chinese woman married to a rich indian man, you will notice clearly that this chinese woman has a very sweet face, feminine, bright skin.

    • Bindar Dunit

      Conflating her ethnic identity (Asian) with her nationality (American)….She is of Asian ethnicity.

  • John

    Maybe you poll people to see which ones they’ve ever heard of! I recognise Murdoch of course, and Hugh Grant, as well as Jean Todt and Michelle Yeoh (best known I think for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon). The rest are slightly above unknown (to me).

  • Bored in Melbourne

    You don’t need to be a handsome man at all, if you have money you can get the woman you want

  • Caseyorourke

    I could name another Asian/Western man celebrity couples…. Connie Chung/ Maury Povich.

  • nick aka @riceagain

    Yeah Chinese people are scathing about Lucy Liu. She’s not really “Chinese” until they claim her. In fact “Chinese” as a term, for me is kind of strange. It encompasses ethnicities, bloodlines and nationalities .. serves the PRC Govt quite well.

    • Crystal


      In more than one and a half year of running this blog I got 3 comments saying – “Hey! She is NOT Chinese” (one about Jolin Tsai and now two other about Lucy Liu). And in neither of posts such comments were anyhow relevant.

      All 3 were from Western guys living in Taiwan.

      OK, guys, whatever makes you happy. Obviously, I care about it much less than you. ;-)

      • Michael Turton

        You’re right, Crystal. I’m very sorry to have pointed to the issue of what an “Asian” might be. 

        • d

          she is of chinese origin due to her lineage, can she speak chinese? Who knows.

    • tuk

      china is nothing but dares to claim every thing. Thailand is the most famous for being uncolonized among the west, but chinese immigrants dare to claim that our thai king has chinese blood. Idiot. Our light skinned people do not hav chinese blood but a lot of us are descendants of white Dai Race of Altai Mountains above china near to Russia and the white mon-khmer. some of us has pink skin. but we are the fewest, fewer than darker thai chinese. we are the kings and the queens, academics, soldiers.

  • Jay K.

    someone mentioned jewish guys and chinese girls. its a match made in heaven one has money one wants money!

    • sarah

      Dead on…

  • TheKing

    jewish guys like chinese girls because jewish girls are smart but they are domineering abusive and controlling. they expect you to comply simply for having a vagina.

    now chinese girls are also smart, and just as domineering, abusive and controlling, but they expect you to comply because outside of these things they generally treat their men better

  • Josh

    Does anyone know what the “cultural differences ” beyween zhang and aviv were?

    • Crystal

      Quoting from Wikipedia.
      Zhang Ziyi said:
      “I grew up in a very traditional Chinese environment with lots of love, and I hope my own family would be the same. I want everyone to live together, with kids running around, and dogs playing with the kids. This is my ideal family life. I tried to make it work but it didn’t, and I have no regrets over it.”

      • princenasir

        Zhang Ziyi is a few months older than me, and she married a guy old enough to be her dad. It sounds to me like he doesn’t want (or doesn’t have time) for dogs, kids, and all that jazz. Considering their schedules, I don’t see how it’s possible unless she marries someone with less prestige.

        • Crystal

          No, they didn’t marry.

          She is now 32 and he is is 46 (not exactly daughter and dad). He just looks older in that specific photo.

          But anyway – now men who like children and dogs have their chance :razz:

          • princenasir

            Yeah, she’s back on the market now. I would hope any potential suitors avoid The Banquet/Legend of the Black Scorpion. I hated her role in that film so much that I stopped finding her attractive! Memoirs of a Geisha and House of Flying Daggers always seem to redeem her, just a little, in my eyes. Isn’t it awful when an actors role in a film can shape how you feel about them?

            • d

              her being engaged to an israel jew is what put me off. She only cares for money, not a family otherwise she wouldnt of married an old ugly jew. He probably struggles to get it up.

  • Antibeast

    More than half of the men on this list are Jewish, right? And half of them are billionaires. Now, I think this is a perfect example of Green Love…

  • Edmund_burke06

    #10 is busted.  :

  • Edmund_burke06

    #10 is busted.  :

  • sarah collins

    I only recognize two famous celebrities off the list Hugh Grant and Mark Zuckerberg

  • Cleo

    I don’t mind at all if ZZY split with her PDA partner.  It doesn’t detract from her value if she ends up with a fellow Chinese ultimately.  

  • Samhowwws

    Hugh Grant….. is an old fool. 
    The Stripper Miss Hong has been rated in China…. as the winning  GOLD DIGGER HOE  in their Press.   Makes you wonder doesn’t it?
    Why she is trying to block the British Press from reporting on her?

  • brat365

    i wish i had that talent asian woman do. Not being repulsed by ugly white men. How do they do it? it must be a gift from god. lol

  • Woai

    One of my mother’s friends is married but was having an affair for several years with a Chinese girl much younger than himself. She was very aggressive and even threatened the man’s wife with a knife saying she would kill her if she didn’t divorce. Our friend’s wife refused. And now the girl has had a baby with Hugh Grant and enjoying a one million pound home. Nice work.


  • Whatever

    Bad quality women with bad quality guys.

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  • Londoner

    Jennifer Chun is Korean but Chinese!

  • Naw_Yo

    the new trend..white guys dating asian chicks…n most asian chicks preferring white guys

  • Davegoode97

    wheres John Lennon and Yoko Ono? Or me and my girl, lol.

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    Why chinese woman prefer foreigner.Has many reasons of this like , love , respect, romantic, handsome, well educated, well sexual activity, if marry can birth more babies and babies can speak two mother languages, go another country live different culture and lifestyle, not need spend to life for nonsense (buy home or car by credits), less parents stress , freedom…İf peoples want find true love wherever can find. Wake up Chinese Woman…


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  • Dianey

    Old people are so gross. They are only loved for their fortune.

  • D

    this shows that the biggest gold diggers on earth are chinese women. They will marry a man who is 70 years old and looks like a wrinkly ball sack as long as he is a billionaire. And its not surprising that they are majority jewish. If you look back to the 60’s you would see women film stars disappearing suddenly at the height of their success because they decided to go off to America to marry a rich guy. Shameful.

  • D


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  • A Hot Asian Man

    Disgusting!Seen many White Men & Asian Women couples,a few or some is ok to me BUT too many just makes me sick!Asian women are sellout!!!!!!!!


    Nice, all the asian girls I know have white fever.

    • tuk

      Thailand is not an asian country, but africa in the east with the dark skinned majority and light the skinned minotiry. your white guys hardly get thai normal girls but end up dating the lowest dark skinned prostitute class insulted by the thai society. all the normal girls you get are generally divorced women, or women already used by thai men. who want you?

      • Bindar Dunit

        @ tuk….your hatred and animosity is showing. wow….chill.

    • tuk

      since when caucaisian people are white? the thai term “whiite” also means white thai minoriyt, chinese, korean and japanese, and the thai term “farang” means men of caucasian race whose skin shade color is the same as that of white asians but is poorer than the white asian becaause of having freckles, you are just “farang: not any white.

  • tuk

    these chinese women from USA are very ugly, substandard skin color. Lucy Liu is like a chinee boy, not at all feminine.

  • K.V. lives in France

    People don’t have to criticize asian women, white wome, black women, latinas, etc…