Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend

Actor Xu Bin ties the knot with his Chinese girlfriend Evelyn Wang Yifei after dating for three years

Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend
Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend

Photos: Teo Sijia, Joanna Goh

After being in a long-distance relationship for close to three years, Xu Bin and Evelyn Wang Yifei made things official when they said their ‘I Dos’ at a wedding luncheon at Orchard Hotel today.

The wedding was a star-studded event, attended by the groom's friends from showbiz. Members of Xu Bin's 118 family such as Pan Lingling, Chew Chor Meng, Liu Lingling, Ya Hui, Hong Ling and Nick Teo as well as co-stars, Fann Wong and Christopher Lee and Darren Lim, in his upcoming Channel 8 drama, Doppelganger, were present at the luncheon.

Xu Bin's NoonTalk juniors were also on ground to help facilitate the wedding events. Aloysius Pang helped out at the registration table while Timothee Yap and Zong Zijie were seen receiving guests at the wedding.

China-born Singapore-based actor Xu Bin sent shockwaves through showbiz when he made his wedding announcement via social media in early October.

This marks the first of three wedding banquets held by the couple. The 27-table banquet in Singapore was not “overly traditional” as the other two upcoming ceremonies held in their respective hometowns in China (Xubin is from Fujian, while Yifei is from Wuhan) will be more elaborate, said Xu Bin, in his previous interviews with local media.

Xu Bin and Yifei met at a friend’s birthday party when the latter, who is a Beijing Film Academy graduate, was studying business in Singapore.

The 28-year-old actor proposed to Yifei on Darren Lim’s yacht at Sentosa earlier this year.

Click on for more photos of the wedding!

Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend
Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend

In his speech after the solemnisation ceremony, Xu Bin thanked both families for flying in for the big day, and mentor Dasmond Koh for everything.

"Thank you to my dad and mum for sending me to Singapore to study. I’ve been here for 17 years and the both of you have been apart for eight years because mum had to accompany me in Singapore. They had to work hard to fund my studies," he expressed.

"Dasmond asked me if I wanted to plan my future, and because of that phone call I took on my first movie, entered showbiz and embarked on my career. Without him, there wouldn't be the Xu Bin that all of you know today." 

He also thanked Yifei's parents for giving birth to her. "She's such a talented girl who is now my wife. Finally, I want to thank Yifei. I knew you were the one I wanted to marry from the moment I laid eyes on you. Thank you. It hasn't been easy for her and it's not easy being with an artiste. We've gone through a lot of hurdles, but she's always been very understanding and always puts my work above everything else, even herself."

"I don't think I've done enough for her, so I'm making a promise right now that from this day on, you'll be the most important person in my life."

Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend
Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend

Yifei added, "I'm very happy to be here with Mr. Xu today. I'm very thankful to his parents for giving birth to such an outstanding son, and for giving me the chance to meet him. Thank you. I also want to thank my parents for giving me life, for giving me a good education, and the life of a princess. Thank you."

"I also want to thank Dasmond - if not for him, there wouldn't be this outstanding person standing next to me right now. Dasmond has been busy preparing for our wedding for the past few nights, and he hasn't slept well because of that. He's almost like a dad to Xu Bin."

Xu Bin recites his vows to Yifei
Xu Bin recites his vows to Yifei
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin recites his vows to Yifei

Xu Bin's eyes were brimming with tears when he made his vows and gave his thank you speech. The groom felt that he wasn't a "good enough" boyfriend for Yifei because they had to keep their relationship a secret due to his occupation as an actor. 

"We're not like an ordinary couple who can hold hands when we go out; we had to hide our relationship from the public. Later, we embarked on a long-distance relationship and things were incomplete.... but I have a lifetime to give you all my love. I love you. So, I stand before everyone present today and announce that I, Xu Bin, will be marrying Wang Yifei as my wife."

Xu Bin and Yifei exchanging their wedding rings
Xu Bin and Yifei exchanging their wedding rings
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and Yifei exchanging their wedding rings

The newly-weds doing their first march-in together
The newly-weds doing their first march-in together
03 Nov 2017

The newly-weds doing their first march-in together

The bride and groom giving their thank you speeches
The bride and groom giving their thank you speeches
03 Nov 2017

The bride and groom giving their thank you speeches


Xu Bin and Yifei during their second march-in
Xu Bin and Yifei during their second march-in
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and Yifei during their second march-in

Xu Bin and Yifei cut their wedding cake
Xu Bin and Yifei cut their wedding cake
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and Yifei cut their wedding cake

Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend
Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend

Xu Bin and Yifei share a toast
Xu Bin and Yifei share a toast
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and Yifei share a toast

Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend
Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend


Xu Bin kisses the bride
Xu Bin kisses the bride
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin kisses the bride

Xu Bin and the newly-minted Mrs Xu
Xu Bin and the newly-minted Mrs Xu
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and the newly-minted Mrs Xu

Xu Bin and the newly-minted Mrs Xu
Xu Bin and the newly-minted Mrs Xu
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and the newly-minted Mrs Xu

The bride and groom's families and their closest pals are on stage for the wedding toast
The bride and groom's families and their closest pals are on stage for the wedding toast
03 Nov 2017

The bride and groom's families and their closest pals are on stage for the wedding toast

Bride and groom on stage for the wedding toast
Bride and groom on stage for the wedding toast
03 Nov 2017

Bride and groom on stage for the wedding toast

Xu Bin's band of brothers toasting with all their might
Xu Bin's band of brothers toasting with all their might
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin's band of brothers toasting with all their might

Two words: YAM SENG!

Xu Bin and Yifei toasting their guests
Xu Bin and Yifei toasting their guests
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and Yifei toasting their guests

Darren Lim sharing a toast with the groom
Darren Lim sharing a toast with the groom
03 Nov 2017

Darren Lim sharing a toast with the groom

In case you haven't already read: Darren had a hand in Xu Bin's proposal to Yifei on a yacht earlier this year. The actor told us he wasn't there to witness the momentous event as he wanted to give the couple some privacy and their own space.

Xu Bin and his seniors from showbiz
Xu Bin and his seniors from showbiz
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and his seniors from showbiz

The bride with Christopher Lee
The bride with Christopher Lee
03 Nov 2017

The bride with Christopher Lee

Yifei specially requested for a photo with Christopher, who plays Xu Bin's onscreen dad in the upcoming Channel 8 drama series, Doppelganger

Xu Bin and his wife take photos with his 'Doppelganger' co-stars Christopher Lee and Darren Lim
Xu Bin and his wife take photos with his 'Doppelganger' co-stars Christopher Lee and Darren Lim
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and his wife take photos with his 'Doppelganger' co-stars Christopher Lee and Darren Lim


Xu Bin with his showbiz friends
Xu Bin with his showbiz friends
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin with his showbiz friends

Jeffrey Xu, Ian Fang, Desmond Ng, Zhang Zhen Huan, Lee Teng and Brandon Wong were seated at the same table as Hong Huifang and her two kids, Calvert Tay and Tay Ying Ying.

Xu Bin and his 118 co-workers
Xu Bin and his 118 co-workers
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and his 118 co-workers

The well-loved 118 family with the newly-weds.

Xu Bin and his new wife giving his onscreen mum Pan Lingling a toast
Xu Bin and his new wife giving his onscreen mum Pan Lingling a toast
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and his new wife giving his onscreen mum Pan Lingling a toast

The wedding luncheon marks the first time Lingling is meeting her 'daughter in-law' (Xu Bin plays her onscreen son in Channel 8's long form drama series 118 and 118 S2).

Xu Bin and his friends from the TV and radio industries
Xu Bin and his friends from the TV and radio industries
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and his friends from the TV and radio industries

Xu Bin and friends from the TV industry
Xu Bin and friends from the TV industry
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and friends from the TV industry

Recognise any familiar faces from Mediacorp and the NoonTalk family in this picture?

Christopher Lee, Fann Wong
Christopher Lee, Fann Wong
03 Nov 2017

Christopher Lee, Fann Wong

Fann Wong shared, "Marriage is a very blissful stage. Please enjoy it well!" Chris added, "Xu Bin has set a good example for the other young actors by getting married at this age."

Darren Lim
Darren Lim
03 Nov 2017

Darren Lim

Darren Lim expressed, "I'm very happy to be here today, especially since we've worked on a couple of shows together and he's someone who has opened up to me. Evelyn couldn't make it today because she has something on so it's just me in attendance!"

Pan Lingling, Huang Shinan
Pan Lingling, Huang Shinan
03 Nov 2017

Pan Lingling, Huang Shinan

Pan Lingling was clearly delighted, declaring, "I'm welcoming a daughter-in-law today! Marriage isn't easy; you need to accept everything about each other, both the good and the bad."

"I asked him whether I'd be becoming a grandmother soon when he told me that he's getting married, but he said, 'No lah'. I hope his life is filled with happiness as I love this son of mine very much. He's a very caring person both in reel and real-life. Today will be the first time I'm seeing my daughter-in-law - I've only heard her voice prior to today!"

Pan Lingling, Chew Chor Meng
Pan Lingling, Chew Chor Meng
03 Nov 2017

Pan Lingling, Chew Chor Meng

Chew Chor Meng added, "I'm very happy for him. The most important thing in marrige is communication between husband and wife, and in fact I'm also still learning about this."

Ya Hui
Ya Hui
03 Nov 2017

Ya Hui

"I wish Xu Bin happiness! It's very important to be happy for the rest of your life," she quipped.

Xu Bin's groomsmen looking sharp
Xu Bin's groomsmen looking sharp
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin's groomsmen looking sharp

Among the familiar faces we see are Xu Bin's NoonTalk labelmates Zong Zijie, Timothee Yap and Damien Teo.

Aloysius Pang
Aloysius Pang
03 Nov 2017

Aloysius Pang

Calvert Tay, Tay Ying, Hong Hui Fang, Zheng Ge Ping
Calvert Tay, Tay Ying, Hong Hui Fang, Zheng Ge Ping
03 Nov 2017

Calvert Tay, Tay Ying, Hong Hui Fang, Zheng Ge Ping

Ian Fang
Ian Fang
03 Nov 2017

Ian Fang

Nick Teo, Dawn Yeoh, Hong Ling
Nick Teo, Dawn Yeoh, Hong Ling
03 Nov 2017

Nick Teo, Dawn Yeoh, Hong Ling

Chantalle Ng, Lin Meijiao
Chantalle Ng, Lin Meijiao
03 Nov 2017

Chantalle Ng, Lin Meijiao

Ang Junyang, Candyce Toh
Ang Junyang, Candyce Toh
03 Nov 2017

Ang Junyang, Candyce Toh

Jeffrey Xu
Jeffrey Xu
03 Nov 2017

Jeffrey Xu

Wong Kuang Yong, Chen Shucheng, Zhu Hou Ren
Wong Kuang Yong, Chen Shucheng, Zhu Hou Ren
03 Nov 2017

Wong Kuang Yong, Chen Shucheng, Zhu Hou Ren

Kimberly Chia, Christopher Lee, Fann Wong
Kimberly Chia, Christopher Lee, Fann Wong
03 Nov 2017

Kimberly Chia, Christopher Lee, Fann Wong

Xu Bin and Yifei
Xu Bin and Yifei
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and Yifei

First look at the wedding venue
First look at the wedding venue
03 Nov 2017

First look at the wedding venue

First look at the wedding venue
First look at the wedding venue
03 Nov 2017

First look at the wedding venue

The wedding was held in Orchard Hotel's Grand Ballroom

First look at the wedding venue
First look at the wedding venue
03 Nov 2017

First look at the wedding venue

Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend Evelyn Wang Yifei
Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend Evelyn Wang Yifei
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin marries Chinese girlfriend Evelyn Wang Yifei


Xu Bin and Yifei took their wedding photos at Maldives
Xu Bin and Yifei took their wedding photos at Maldives
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and Yifei took their wedding photos at Maldives

Xu Bin and Yifei took their wedding photos at Maldives
Xu Bin and Yifei took their wedding photos at Maldives
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and Yifei took their wedding photos at Maldives

Xu Bin and Yifei took their wedding photos at Maldives
Xu Bin and Yifei took their wedding photos at Maldives
03 Nov 2017

Xu Bin and Yifei took their wedding photos at Maldives

Related:
Darren Lim: Xu Bin might not have proposed if not for me
Xu Bin’s 118 co-stars on his surprise wedding announcement
Xu Bin to get married on November 3

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