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Chinese actress, Korean director had formal wedding in Hong Kong: agency

2014/08/19 17:23

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Yonhap) -- Chinese actress Tang Wei and South Korean director Kim Tae-yong have tied the knot in an official wedding ceremony, Kim's management agency said Tuesday.

The ceremony was held recently in Hong Kong in a closed-door manner with only their intimate family members attending, the Bom Film Productions Co. said, without giving the date.

Last month, the couple had an unofficial wedding at the front yard of the house where the late master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, one of the greatest artists in cinema history, was born at the small Swedish island of Faro.

"We're ready to start a new life together with love and respect, holding each other's hand, although we have fears at the same time," the couple said in a message released through the agency. "We thank all those who love us and wish them a life full of love and happiness,"

   The agency previously said Tang, 35, who gained worldwide fame for her appearance in Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution" in 2007, met the 45-year-old director in late 2009 while filming the South Korean movie "Late Autumn" together. They later developed their friendship into a romance after Tang visited South Korea in October 2013 to shoot a commercial, according to the company.

They had long denied media reports about their romance before making a surprise announcement on July 2 that they have decided to tie the knot.

This photo released by Seoul's Bom Film Productions Co. on Aug. 19, 2014, shows Chinese actress Tang Wei and South Korean filmmaker Kim Tae-yong formally tying the knot in a wedding ceremony attended only by their immediate families. (Photo courtesy of Bom Film Productions Co.) (Yonhap)

This photo released by Seoul's Bom Film Productions Co. on Aug. 19, 2014, shows Chinese actress Tang Wei and South Korean filmmaker Kim Tae-yong formally tying the knot in a wedding ceremony attended only by their immediate families. (Photo courtesy of Bom Film Productions Co.) (Yonhap)

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