Vicki Zhao receives 999 roses from husband on birthday

Schoolmate Huang Xiaoming sends heartfelt wishes


Photos: PBE Media

Chinese actress and director Vicki Zhao turned 40 on Saturday, and her husband, Chinese businessman Huang You Long, presented her with a bouquet of 999 roses.

He posted a photo taken with Vicki and their 5-year-old daughter, nicknamed “April,” on Weibo that night. “Happy birthday! Grateful to have you!” he wrote.


Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming, 37, a former schoolmate of Vicki’s at the Beijing Film Academy, posted a birthday message to her on Weibo as he had done for the past six years.

“I’ve posted seven birthday messages now, does that mean I can summon a dragon?” he wrote. “Director Zhao, happy birthday!”

“It’s been 16 years since we graduated, and you’ve started working on your second directorial project. Seeing you taking steps to realise your movie-making dreams, I’m truly happy for you! Wishing you all the best in filming.”


Xiaoming attached to his message screenshots of his six previous Weibo birthday messages to Vicki. He had openly declared Vicki to be his first love, but the two fast friends never took their relationship further.

Vicki married You Long in 2008. Xiaoming married actress and model Angelababy, 28, last October.

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