People magazine reports that Houston Rockets’ star center Yao Ming married longtime girlfriend – and basketball player for the Chinese national women’s team – Ye Li at a posh hotel in his hometown of Shanghai. Their wedding took place at 7 at night.
Who is Ye Li?
Yao Ming’s Wife’s name is Ye Li. She is 25 years old and is from China just as Yao Ming. Ye Li is a very attractive woman and is a perfect fit for Yao Ming. Ye Li is only 6 ft 2 in comparison with Yao Ming’s height of 7 ft 6 inches. When two people love one another height is not an issue.
How did Yao Ming and Ye Li Meet One Another?
Asia Brief reports that Yao Ming and Ye Li met as teenagers in 1999 when Yao Ming was playing with the Shang Hai Sharks. Their relationship was confirmed in 2004 when they were spotted leaving an Athens Olympics closing ceremony.
Isn’t it funny how celebrity couples want to keep their relationships out of the media spotlight only to be seen coming from an event. Sometimes the media can’t help but to get involved because news is a good paying job for many. Hopefully Yao Ming and Ye Li will be able to avoid all of the paparazzi involvement that has torn so many marriages apart.
How do China residents feel about Yao Ming and Ye Li wedding?
China residents are happy that Yao Ming and Ye Li’s wedding has kept to the custom of China to have a low profile wedding. Many residents in China don’t agree with the expensive weddings that most countries partake of. When two people are in love they shouldn’t focus on how much they are spending on a wedding ceremony. Bowing down to the pressures of other people’s expectations is hard to stray away from, but in the long run the married couple will benefit greatly.
The truth of the matter is that many celebrities spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a wedding ceremony and only remain married for 6 months at the most. For instance, the singer “Dream” and singer/actor Christina Malian spent $1 million dollars on a “Dream Wedding” and only remained married for 6 months.
Why is it necessary to spend so much money on a wedding to show a person how much you care about them? Spending all of that money on a wedding ceremony is a sure way to put the couple into debt.
So many people want to have a lavish wedding so that they can be the talk of the town. Once the talk is over, only the husband and wife have to figure out how to get out of debt. This in turn causes a hardship on the husband and wife which leads to never ending arguments. Why would people want to start a life together in such a way? Unhappiness in the beginning will only mean unhappiness until the end….which is divorce.
China commends Yao Ming and Ye Li for expressing their love for one another by having a private and loving marriage ceremony instead of basing it on how much they could spend. We all know that Yao Ming has enough money to blow, but it’s a great thing that he has shown himself responsible.
Yao Ming and Ye Li have proven to everyone that it is possible to have a beautiful wedding without spending unnecessary money.